Liver disease from alcohol more common in those with HIV, hepatitis

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Advanced liver disease caused by alcohol consumption was more prevalent among people infected with HIV and the hepatitis virus, a new study has found. The study, which involved researchers from the Yale University School of medicine, is published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The research team studied participants in the Veterans Aging Cohort […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health, HIV

Griffin conducts 40 oral cancer screenings during event

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The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby recently gave free oral, head and neck cancer screenings to 40 individuals in recognition of the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. This is the third year Griffin has offered these free screenings to the community. Oral, head and neck cancer can […] [Read More]
Categories: oral cancer
Dr. Kenneth Lipow (left) accepts his Physician of the Year award from Bridgeport Hospital Chief Medical Officer Michael Ivy, MD, during the April 30 Physician Leadership Summit at Black Rock Yacht Club.

Lipow is Bridgeport Hospital physician of the year

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Chief of Neurosurgery Dr. Kenneth Lipow of Fairfield was named Bridgeport Hospital’s Physician of the Year during the hospital’s annual Physician Leadership Summit April 30 at Black Rock Yacht Club.  Lipow was selected for the positive feedback he received in patient satisfaction surveys and patient letters. More than 50 other physicians at the hospital were […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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It’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month!

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According to the FDA, it’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month (sure, FDA — if you say so). In honor of the event, the FDA has some important tips for the one in three American adults who have high blood pressure. Controlling your blood pressure is a lifelong task. Blood pressure is only one of […] [Read More]
Categories: hypertension
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Eye docs caution against “Beezin’”

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A trend that has teens applying Burt’s Bees lip balm to their eyelids is alarming doctors from the American Optometric Association. According to reports, some teens have started applying the balm to their eyelids to achieve a tingling sensation caused by the peppermint oil ingredient. While using a natural product may seem harmless, eye docs […] [Read More]
Categories: eye injuries

Fourth measles case in the state reported

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed the fourth measles case of the year, in a child in Fairfield County. The state has now had more measles cases this year alone than it has in the past seven years combined. Between 2006 and 2013, Connecticut had a total of three reported cases of measles. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, measles

American Red Cross boot camp in Norwalk

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The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Norwalk Fire Department, 121 Connecticut Ave. The training will provide information and basic skills needed to become a registered Red Cross volunteer, supporting disaster response here in Connecticut. From major […] [Read More]
Categories: health
Gil Simmons, WTNH-8
Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale
Awards for Excellence in Nursing in New Haven on Thursday, May 8.

TV, radio personalities to emcee nursing awards

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The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has announced that Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. Other leadership at the event, which will take place Thursday, May 8 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, includes Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health