Agency on Aging seeks workshop leaders

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The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging seeks professionals and volunteers to be trained as workshop leaders for Live Well, a nationwide evidence based health promotion program.  Developed by Stanford University, Live Well is a community based six week workshop series, meeting once a week, for older adults and caregivers who want to learn ways to […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly
New facilities open in Bridgeport Hospital. Cutting the ribbon are (l-r) Bill Jennings, president and CEO; Norm Roth, chief operating officer; Harold Sauer, MD, chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mary Angelucci, RN, assistant nurse manager, MedEase; Michael Ivy, MD, chief medical officer; and Masoud Azodi, MD, chief, Gynecologic Oncology.

Bridgeport Hospital opens new gyn, ambulatory medicine unit

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Bridgeport Hospital has opened new gynecologic oncology and urogynecology specialty clinics and new quarters for its MedEase ambulatory medicine unit on the first floor of the hospital’s Perry Building. Medical services in the gynecology clinics are provided by experts from the Yale School of Medicine. MedEase had been temporarily located in the emergency department after […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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‘The Nuts and Bolts of Dementia’

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At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, at Masonicare at Newtown 139 Toddy Hill Road, Dr. Yvette Fernandez will present a Lunch & Learn program entitled “The Nuts and Bolts of Dementia.” Fernandez is Medical Director for Masonicare at Newtown, Masonicare’s long-term care, assisted living and dementia care and rehabilitation center in Newtown. In this […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, dementia

Sports cause eye injuries

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As teams and fans alike prepare for March Madness, it’s also an important time to consider sports eye safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, basketball is the leading cause of sports eye injuries among 15 to 24 year-olds. What’s more, one in ten college basketball players will sustain an eye injury each […] [Read More]
Categories: eye injuries, General

St. Vincent’s accepting food bank donations

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A collection station will be located in the main lobby and occupational health clinic at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport until March 31. Donations will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank and The Family Health Center. Donors many drop off non-perishable food items such as: Soup Canned Tuna Powered Milk Macaroni and Cheese […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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Reading problems in kids may have chemical cause

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If your child has trouble reading, the answer might be chemical, according a new Yale study. Reading-impaired young children have higher levels of the metabolites glutamate and choline in their brains, and these higher levels continue to be indicative of difficulties in developing typical reading and language skills, researchers found. The study appears in the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Yale find discrepancies in clinical trials

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In a Yale School of Medicine analysis of 96 research trial results published in top journals, almost all had at least one discrepancy between what was reported on the public clinical trial registry clinicaltrials.gov and what was posted in the journal article. “This study raises serious questions about the accuracy of results reporting in both […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Enrollment in state’s health insurance exchange tops 150,000

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As of March 9, 152,561 consumers have enrolled in health care coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, surpassing its self-imposed goal of enrolling 100,000 residents. Those who have not yet enrolled and remain uninsured have three more weeks to shop for coverage and avoid tax penalties. Consumers must sign up for […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT