Presentation for caregivers in Shelton

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A “Sandwiched” presentation for caregivers will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave. The topic for this session is The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Health. Join Tina Miller, registered dietitian for United Methodist Homes, to hear more about […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Shelton

Quinnipiac physician assistant students to get certificates

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Fifty-seven physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University will receive certificates signifying they have completed the graduate program during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on the University’s York Hill Campus. “The class of 2014 is certainly a class that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

WebMD answers your health questions

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Face it: it’s summer and you have health questions. Whether they’re about summer allergies, preventing heatstroke (or, more likely in this weather, preventing getting washed away in a flood), or any other topic, WebMD’s team of medical editors will answer your queries in an hour-long chat at 2 p.m. today. Check it out below. [Read More]
Categories: General

The summer’s biggest cavity culprits

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Summer can be a time for fun and sun, but some of the season’s biggest treats are a danger to your teeth. Chips, sodas and sugary drinks are favorites of many people, but are also dental health dangers. In a new release, Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz of Advanced Dentistry of Westchester, N.Y. shared the top cavity […] [Read More]
Categories: dental
Elmer Rosales

AmeriCares clinics get grant from Near and Far Aid

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Near & Far Aid has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk. The grant provides operating support for the clinics, which provide free medical care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab […] [Read More]
Randi Redmond Oster, author of Questioning Protocol.

Fairfield author’s health book named top beach read

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Looking for a good summer beach read? Well, “Questioning Protocol,” by Fairfield resident Randi Redmond Oster, was named “Best Beach Read” in health at the 2014 Beach Book Festival, which took place in New York in June. We profiled Oster for her health care advocacy in a June article. Her books detail her struggle with […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health
Laima Karosas, clinical associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner and post MSN programs at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac nursing practice program gets grant

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The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Quinnipiac an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program grant, which was created to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing

Blood pressure screening in Shelton

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St. For information, call (888) 357-2396. [Read More]
Categories: General, Shelton