Allergy Season

Tell us your allergy woes!

It’s the first day of spring and, while that’s welcome news after our rough and wild winter, spring can bring with it an unwelcome guest — spring allergies. I’m working on a story for the weekend about how this winter’s weather may lead to a worse allergy  season. In the meantime, what are your allergy […] [Read More]
Categories: allergies
A photograph of St. Vincent's College graduating class of 1905.  St. Vincent's college will host an open house next month.

St. Vincent’s nursing college to host open house

  St. Vincent’s College annual Spring Open House will take place on Saturday, April 5 9 a.m. If you, or someone you know, are interested in learning more about St. Vincent’s College and the degree and certificate programs that we offer, please pre-register online @ or call 800-873-1013, ext. 5278 [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals

Child Health and Development releases books for parents

This week, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut released a two-volume series of Caring for Connecticut’s Children – handbooks for parents and caregivers of young children. This is the second edition of the handbooks, which were originally printed in 2004 and 2005. The free handbooks have been updated to reflect the latest research […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, pediatrics
Brookfield’s Brian Barkman, who served with the Connecticut Army National Guard in Iraq, discusses veterans’ health issues as part of an Urban Service Track Learning Retreat held March 14 at Quinnipiac University.

Veteran discuss war experiences with Quinnipiac PA students

A group of Quinnipiac University physician assistant students recently heard first-hand from veterans about their experiences in war and the resulting health consequences. The visit was part of an Urban Service Track Learning Retreat held March 14 at Quinnipiac. The track, an interprofessional learning program for students focused on primary care and care to underserved […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
Griffin Hospital in Derby

Griffin Hospital gets architecture award

The American College of Healthcare Architects honored Griffin Hospital in Derby as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. The inaugural awards were presented at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (known as the PDC Summit) […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Author and heart attack survivor Eliz Greene will speak at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser on March 25.

St. Vincent’s to host ‘Hearts full of spring’

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual “Hearts full of Spring” fundraiser on March 25 at Mitchells in Westport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Television personality Dave Price will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Guest Speaker Eliz Greene will present “A Busy Women’s Guide to A Healthy Heart.” Greene […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Nursing’ author to speak at Fairfield U.

William B. Patrick, author of “The Call of Nursing: Voices from the Front Lines of Health Care” and a faculty member in Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, will read from two of his works at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, part of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, nursing

What you eat affects your teeth, too

March is National Nutrition Month and the Connecticut State Dental Association thinks it’s a good time to remind residents how nutrition can impact oral health by asking Connecticut residents to think before they eat and drink. Eating habits have a direct impact on not only a person’s overall health, but oral health. If your diet […] [Read More]
Categories: dental, health, nutrition