FDA: Not all allergens listed on food labels

If you’re allergic to a food ingredient, you probably look for it on the food product’s label. But not all labels include information about allergens. In fact, allergens not listed on the label, referred to as “undeclared allergens,” are the leading cause of food recalls requested by the Food and Drug Administration. FDA is working […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital hosts healthy aging forum

Griffin Hospital will host Healthy Aging 2014, a free educational forum for the community, on Sat., Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Griffin Hospital, New England Young at Heart, AARP, and Phillips Lifeline, this free forum will provide seniors and caregivers with important information on managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, elderly
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VNA celebrates 110th anniversary, doles out awards

John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, announced that the 110th Annual Meeting and Community Awards event will take place Monday, Oct. 27 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be in attendance to give celebratory remarks […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly
Candy for Halloween at Shoprite of Commerce Park in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Dental offices run Halloween candy buy-back programs

Several dental offices across Connecticut will be sponsoring Halloween Candy Buy Back drives this November to collect unopened candy to send to U.S. troops overseas. Participants will receive $1 for every pound of candy they donate. Many participating dental offices will hand out raffle tickets for a variety of prizes. The bought back candy will […] [Read More]
Categories: dental

St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit in Bridgeport

As part of breastcancer awareness month, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center mobile mammography unit will be at the Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-576-5500. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Bridgeport to host Ebola roundtable today

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, along with several public health officials, city council members, and community leaders, will participate in a roundtable discussion this afternoon about preparedness for controlling and preventing the spread of Ebola in the state’s largest city. City officials stressed that a lot of work is being done to prepare for the worst. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Ebola

Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton

Healthy Minds, Health Bodies event in Norwalk

There will be a “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Norwalk Public Library. The event  is for students, athletes and professionals interested in developing a plan for success. Ben Powers, trained and certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Core Performance Dynamics […] [Read More]
Categories: General