Valley Parish Nurses offer CPR classes

Griffin Hospital’s Valley Parish Nurses are encouraging individuals to be a hero and learn how to save a life by offering free CPR Anytime training on Aug. 2. CPR Anytime is a non-certifying CPR program for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED awareness. Participants will receive their own CPR […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
Healthier School Lunches

Eat more fruits and veggies this summer

The region’s anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy Connecticut is encouraging people to get adventurous and take advantage of the endless array of fresh fruits and vegetables the spring and summer seasons bring. From kid-friendly choices to simple steps for incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet, the Get Healthy CT web site has collected resources […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition
Dana Scinto Colangelo, just named to the President’s Council of the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Breast Care Center adds members to president’s council

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has added two new members to its President’s Council. Dana Scinto Colangelo of Fairfield, a community volunteer, has helped organize creative fundraisers for nonprofits throughout the area.  Colangelo worked for seven years at R.D. Scinto, a family-owned real estate company, as director of Public Relations.  She now works […] [Read More]

Surviving Cancer celebration in Greenwich

From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a Surviving Cancer celebration. The event will begin in the hospital’s Noble Conference Center and then move to the Garden Cafe. The celebration is a chance for survivors to be pampered and enjoy the camaraderie of other survivors and the […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Food Nashville Eats

Norovirus outbreaks linked to food service workers

Here’s some food for thought before you place that takeout order or head out for a restaurant meal. Most norovirus (aka stomach flu) outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently the source of these […] [Read More]

Breast Cancer center offers talk on insurance

The Breast Cancer Survival Center is sponsoring a talk by Rebecca D’Agostino of the DiMatteo Group at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at The Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, in Wilton Center. D’Agostino will discuss the recent health care reforms and how they effect survivors.  She will address questions specific to cancer patients and survivors, as […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
A number of Bridgeport firefighters joined in presenting the latest proceeds of the annual “United for Recovery” fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. Holding the check (l-r) are fundraiser chairs Melissa Emanuel, a burn center nurse, and her husband, Fire Capt. Sal Emanuel; and pumper engineer Sheila Vega, who was a burn center patient in 2012. At far left are Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab, Chief Operating Officer Norm Roth, burn center surgeon Roselle Crombie, MD; and pumper engineer Zoltan Szabo, fundraiser co-chair.

Bridgeport firefighters raise $116,000 for burn center

  Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 recently presented the proceeds of its latest United for Recovery fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. This year’s donation of nearly $50,000 brought the total amount raised in the annual fundraiser’s three years to more than $116,000. The proceeds supported the construction and ongoing maintenance of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, burns

Take the Bike-Walk Connecticut survey

Bike Walk Connecticut is conducting a statewide public opinion survey of the bike- and walk-friendliness of Connecticut’s cities and towns. The survey is available at You can learn more about this project at  This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Connecticut Department of Public Health through Cooperative Agreement […] [Read More]
Categories: exercise, fitness, safety