American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life in Shelton

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The American Cancer Society invites area residents to participate in the 20th Anniversary of the Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley on June 13 at the Shelton Riverwalk. The event begins at 2 p.m. and each team is asked to have a member walking the track until 8 a.m. the next morning.   The most […] [Read More]
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Runners dash from the starting line at last year's Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K. Bridgeport was named the fifth healthiest city in the U.S. by Livability.com.

Bridgeport Hospital 5k takes place this weekend

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  The 12th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K, a run, walk and children’s fun run, takes place Sunday, May 24, beginning and ending at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, 500 Main St., Bridgeport.   Registration is $25 for adults on race day beginning at 7:45 am. Students 18 and […] [Read More]
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Pictured left to right:  Milford Hospital Joseph Pelaccia, President & CEO,  Beverly Lyon, Vice President of Nursing, Gemma DeGuzman, Cristina Ayala, Stacy Plaskowitz, Melissa Hinckley and Jeffrey Komornik, Director of Human Resources

Milford Hospital nurses honored

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Four Milford Hospital nurses were selected to be recipients of the 2015 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. Cristina Ayala, RN, Gemma DeGuzman, RN, BSN, Melissa Hinckley, RN, BSN and Stacy Plaskowitz, RN were honored for their professional achievements at an awards dinner and program held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven on May […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport to sponsor lecture on heart disease

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  St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club and Women at Heart Program jointly present a free lecture on heart disease and treatment on June 3. The presentation will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., […] [Read More]
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FDA studies use of milk in dark chocolate

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That’s what the Food and Drug Administration has studied the use of milk in certain confections, especially after receiving reports that consumers had harmful reactions after eating dark chocolate. According to a release from the FDA, milk is a permitted ingredient in dark chocolate, but it is also one of eight major food allergens (substances […] [Read More]
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Benefit for Griffin Hospital Center for Cancer Care

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Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The Seventh Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital on Saturday, June 6. Survivors (anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis) are invited to come to the Center for Cancer Care parking lot, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, at 8 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Stamford Hospital to host safety and injury prevention fair

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Stamford Hospital will host its fourth annual safety and injury prevention fair Saturday, May 30, from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tully Health Center Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford The  free, family-fun event will feature more than 20 exhibitors and hands-on educational activities to learn about the prevention of injuries from infant to adult. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital will sponsor its annual Survivor's Safari for cancer survivors at the Beardsley Zoo on June 13.

Event for cancer survivors at Beardsley Zoo

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute sponsors its eighth annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari, Saturday, June 13, 5  to 7:30 p.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.   The free event for cancer survivors and their families includes zoo admission, refreshments, parking, massages/reflexology, musical entertainment by Backbeat, and face painting and scavenger […] [Read More]
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