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]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly

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]
Categories: General

Lung cancer screening at Yale-New Haven

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Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will host a free lung cancer screening from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12.  The free screening will be held at Smilow Cancer Hospital in the Multi-Speciality Clinic, 4th floor, 20 York St., New Haven. Validated parking is available. The screening includes a low-dose […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s physicians and staff from the Injury Prevention Center were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sarah Eagan- State Child Advocate, and Jack Harder from the American Red Cross Thursday to discuss summer safety.

Be safe this holiday weekend

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Though you and your family are likely anticipating the holiday season, it’s not without its dangers. This summer, children ages 14 and under will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times for serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes, drownings, bike crashes, pedestrian incidents, falls and other hazards.  But staff at Connecticut Children’s […] [Read More]

Free meditation at Griffin

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Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center will host a free introduction to meditation Tuesday, July 29. Chaplain Cormac Levenson will host “Meditation for Beginners,” a round table discussion about meditation, how to meditate and its benefits, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Health Resource Center, located in Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. This […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Linda Blackwell is the new chair of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board

Breast center board names new chair

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Linda Blackwell of Fairfield assumes the chairmanship of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board effective immediately.  In addition, she will serve as president of the center’s President’s Council. Blackwell replaces chair Beth Davis, who died May 31 at age 57. Blackwell, a Fairfield County native, is a senior vice president of sales […] [Read More]
Dr. Bernie Siegel, the author of several books, will speak at Crosby Commons in Shelton this month.

Authors to speak at Crosby Commons

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The “Smiles within a Village” Happiness Club at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community will welcome Dr. Bernie Siegel and Janet Pfeiffer at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Crosby Commons’ Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. There will be a discussion on  Siegel’s current new book, Animal Miracles. Hear about the transformational connections, miracle […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Shelton