Instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio joined the celebration and offered dance lessons to survivors and staff.

Greenwich Hospital’s ‘Surviving Cancer’ a success

On Tuesday, June 10, Greenwich Hospital hosted “Surviving Cancer,” a tribute to cancer survivors from throughout the community. The celebration was a chance for survivors, friends and families to reconnect with volunteers and oncology staff and learn about resources available at the hospital and through community partners. “It’s great to come back to the hospital […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich

Quinnipiac nursing school gets $50,000 grant

The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. Quinnipiac was one of 52 schools to receive a grant through the NCIN program, which supports traditionally underrepresented students who make a career switch to nursing through […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing

‘We Care’ perinatal grief support group in Bridgeport

St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s “We Care” Perinatal Grief Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ambulatory Infusion Center waiting area located on level 3 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to the medical center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. The next dates are June […] [Read More]
Keynote speakers Bill and Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, share their story during the Rose of Hope luncheon Friday, June 13, 2014, at the home of Patti and Tom Keegan in Fairfield.

A stick in the mud at the Rose of Hope

As you may know, I attended Friday’s Rose of Hope luncheon to raise money for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, which took place at the Fairfield home of Tom and Patti Keegan. It was a lovely event, featuring a heartwarming, candid keynote address by TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic  and I […] [Read More]

State teen health report: Alcohol use down, but access to drugs is high

Alcohol use,  and some risky sexual behaviors are on the decline among Connecticut teens, according to a new report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. But the report also shows that Connecticut youth were less likely than their peers to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, and they had greater access […] [Read More]

Bill and Giuliana Rancic speaking today in Fairfield

  Today is the Rose of Hope luncheon, the major fundraiser for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer. This year’s speakers are  E! personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The pair have their own reality show on E! and Giuliana  is the anchor of E! News, co-star of E!’s  Fashion Police team and is a […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Fairfield
CT. Teens smoking illustration

CDC: Teen smoking drops to lowest rate since 1991

Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since 1991, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, the CDC released the 2013 results of the the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the only surveillance system designed to monitor a wide range of priority health risk behaviors among […] [Read More]

Breastfeeding class in Stamford

Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, will host a prenatal breastfeeding class from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 in its Whittingham Cancer Center. The class is taught by certified International Board of Lactation consultants with an emphasis on helping families prepare for a successful start with breastfeeding. Light refreshments will be served. The cost […] [Read More]
Categories: breastfeeding