Autism lecture at St. Vincent’s

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From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, will host the lecture “Piecing Together Autism Diagnosis and Treatment: Autism Services.” The event will be in the Hawley Conference Center on St. Vincent’s fourth floor. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and light refreshments will […] [Read More]
In this file photo from 2011, children react to one of the acts of the Zerbini Family Circus at Beardsley Park in Bridgeport . The circus, free for city schoolchildren and those with special needs, is sponsored every year by Elizabeth Pfriem of Fairfield. This year's circus will take place Sept. 16 and 17.

Fairfield man part of national display on Down Syndrome

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Chris Lopes of Fairfield (pictured above with his mom, Kathy), will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation.  The presentation includes photographs that highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and […] [Read More]
Categories: Down syndrome, Fairfield

Free prostate screenings at Greenwich Hospital

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For the fifth consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital is partnering with sports broadcaster Ed Randall and his “Fans for the Cure” charity to offer free prostate cancer screenings to men between the ages of 40 and 75 during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will […] [Read More]
Categories: General

St. Vincent’s House of Hope accepting donations

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St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 4th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive, running through Nov. 14 to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area. A ribbon cutting will take place today at 11 a.m. at the House of Hope at the entrance to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
Tournament co-chair Nancy Bento, NPBCC President’s Council; speaker Sawyer Nessel; and tournament co-chair Donna T. Craft, NPBCC Advisory Board.

Tennis tournament raises $16,000 for breast center

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The Sept. 9 Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament netted over $16,000 for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s community outreach programs.  Over 60 women took part in the Tournament at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield.  Players came from Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Wilton, Stratford and Weston. People’s United Bank was the lead […] [Read More]

Bridgeport person first case of West Nile this season

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A Bridgeport person has contracted West Nile Virus, becoming the first person in the state this season to get the mosquito-borne disease. The person, 40-49 years, became ill during the third week of August, was hospitalized with WNV-associated meningitis and is recovering. Illness was characterized by high fever, severe headache and blurred vision. Though the […] [Read More]
Dr. Dara Richards greets eight-month-old Tyler Raines, of Bridgeport, before giving him his flu vaccination at the Southwest Community Health Center at 968 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Southwest was one of 13 health centers in the state to get a share of more than $3 million in federal grant money.

13 health centers in state get more than $3 million in federal grants

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $3,376,554 in Affordable Care Act funding to 13 health centers in Connecticut to expand primary care services. The centers include Southwest Community Health Center and Optimus Health Center (both in Bridgeport) as well as the Connecticut Institute for Communities in Danbury and the Norwalk Community […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk

State health commissioner takes part in online forum on emergencies

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Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen will join a national panel of experts to discuss emergency preparedness issues through a live,interactive on-line forum on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. The forum is hosted by the American Public Health Association as a “Google+ Hangout,” an online video chat program. The forum is […] [Read More]