Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

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An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Northbridge Health Care Center, 2875 Main Street, Bridgeport. Registration is requeated. Call Lisa Fratarcangeli, director of social work, at 203-336-0232 ext. 151. The guest speakers will be Lisa Alhabal, Caregiver information specialist and CHOICES counselor at the Southwestern CT […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's

Rose of Hope sets fundraising record

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The Rose of Hope luncheon to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center set a fundraising record this year, netting the center $374,000. That total — about $40,000-$50,000 higher than the previous record — doesn’t include a $500,000 donation from area businessman Paul Miller, which he announced at the event. Breast care center executive […] [Read More]
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St. Mary’s in Waterbury to be acquired by Texas company

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Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury has announced plans to be acquired by a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading healthcare services company which operates 79 acute care hospitals and 193 outpatient centers in 16 states. The transaction is subject to the execution of a definitive transaction agreement, state and federal regulatory approvals […] [Read More]
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Can arsenic in drinking water cause lung cancer?

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Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found. According to a release from NIH, arsenic levels in public drinking water cannot exceed 10 parts per billion, which is the standard set by the U.S. […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer

Domestic violence homicide is 10th in CT of 2014

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The death of Bridgeport resident Kiromy Fontanez, allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend this weekend in Bridgeport marks Connecticut’s 10th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence this year, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In all of 2013, there were nine intimate partner homicides in Connecticut. The fact that the state has […] [Read More]

Free caregiver support group at Bridgeport Hospital

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Bridgeport Hospital sponsors a free caregiver support group for family members and others responsible for the day-to-day care of elderly relatives. The group meets noon to 1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month, including July 11, in the operations conference room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. To register, call 888-357-2396. [Read More]
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Quinnipiac to host asthma camp for kids

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A physician assistant student at Quinnipiac University is offering a free asthma camp for children between the ages of 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. The PA student, Nicole Cottle of Hamden, said in a news release that the goal of the […] [Read More]
Categories: allergies, asthma

The hazards of headbanging

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Turns out your parents were right — rock ‘n’ roll can be hazardous to your health. Well, maybe your parents didn’t say that. But, at any rate, it might be true, according to a new scientific study. German doctors highlight the potential dangers surrounding rock music and, specifically, the practice known as “headbanging” in a […] [Read More]
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