Tick testing available

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer is officially here in Connecticut. But, with warm weather also comes with the New England outdoor enthusiast’s nemesis – the tick. These disease-carrying arachnids enjoy moist areas with long grass and will latch onto humans and animals alike. If you find a tick on yourself, […] [Read More]
Categories: lyme disease
Nursing Professors Shery Watson and Susan DeNisco (seated, 2nd from left) with faculty members of the Institute of Technology Tralee after signing a partnership agreement on May 27, 2014. Photo by Domnick Walsh

SHU school of nursing partners with Irish school

A new partnership between the Sacred Heart University School of Nursing and the Institute of Technology Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland has been forged. The institute is located approximately one hour north of SHU’s campus in Dingle. In a news release, SHU officials said the schools’ partnership is a natural progression and something SHU Professors […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, health, nursing
From left to right: Stuart Marcus, President/CEO St. Vincent’s Health Services, Susan Kiley, Pennie Kelly, Mark Kelly, Dianne Auger, and John Petrakis stand under the Cookie Petrakis Healing Garden Memorial Plaque.

St. Vincent’s dedicates healing garden

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport dedicated a Healing Garden in memory of Cookie Kelly Petrakis at the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care in Bridgeport on Thursday.  The healing garden was a way of commemorating Petrakis’s life of caring for and healing others. At the dedication, Petrakis’s brother, Mark Kelly, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
St. Vincent’s Health Services President/CEO Stuart G. Marcus (far left) with the four St. Vincent's employee of the year recipients.

St. Vincent’s recognizes employees of the year

St. Vincent’s Health Services system  recently named its 2014 Employees of the Year  before 500 employees at the 56th annual service awards dinner, which took place at the Waterview  in Monroe. At the event, employees from St. Vincent’s affiliates, including St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services/Hall-Brooke, St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services and […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, hospitals

It’s National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging anyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested. According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 6 Americans who have HIV do not know they are infected. National HIV Testing Day – June 27Testing is particularly important […] [Read More]
Categories: HIV
2009 Winter TCA Tour - Day 10 FILE:  Golden Globe Awards 2013 Nominee In Television

FDA, ‘American Horror Story’ team for eye safety video

Ignoring the importance of safe contact lens use is a scary prospect. So when the Food and Drug Administration decided to advise consumers on the perils of decorative lenses, they naturally teamed with the hit FX anthology series ‘American Horror Story.’ The show has used the lenses to create a “spooky” effect, most notably with […] [Read More]
Categories: vision

Greenwich Hospital hosts heart failure group

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the latest installment of its heart failure education and support group 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room. Dietitian Christine Zuccarelli will discuss navigating supermarket aisles. To register, call 203-863-444. [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, heart disease

Walk with a Doc in Stamford

The Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford will host Walk with a Doc from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the center’s indoor track. Stamford area physicians lead the weekly walks.  Call the hospital at 877-233-9355. [Read More]