Yale study: Many soldiers who experience trauma also report psychological benefits

More than half of soldiers who experience trauma also report strong psychological benefits, such as stronger intimate relationships, spiritual growth, and a greater appreciation of life because of their difficult experiences. However, this “post-traumatic growth” effect can fade over time and may elude soldiers who have experienced either too little or too much traumatic stress, […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health

Bridgeport Hospital nurse recognized for service

Karen Ospina, of Bridgeport Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab, has received the hospital’s latest DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She was nominated by colleague Bob McCauley, who wrote: “The cath lab emergency on-call team was called in on a Sunday to care for a patient being transferred in with a heart attack. Just as we began […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

CDC study: Allowing more EMS to naloxene could reduce drug deaths

Allowing more basic emergency medical service staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, “Disparity in Naloxone Administration by Emergency Medical Service Providers and the Burden of Drug Overdose in Rural Communities,” published in the American Journal of Public Health.   […] [Read More]
Categories: drug abuse

Bridgeport Hospital sponsors blood pressure screenings

Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call (888) 357-2396. Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, May 4, and Monday, May 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, May 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Read More]
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers is currently accepting applications for its spring Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs.

Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers starts classes

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, will be offering classes for its spring Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy programs starting May 18. Anyone 18 years of age or older with a High School Diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General
Adaiah Stevens, of Danbury, Conn. was a contestant on the Fox TV show, Master Chef Junior.
She will prepare a special meal for an upcoming Red Cross fundraiser.

Local celebrities at American Red Cross Fundraiser

The American Red Cross presents the 10th annual Red White & YOU Ball on Saturday, May 30, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The theme is “Building a Better Tomorrow for Children and Families.” Tickets and more information are available at www.redcross.org/RedCrossBall. Mohegan Sun is Gold Sponsor of the Ball. ESPN Commentator and host […] [Read More]
Categories: American Red Cross

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts talk on diabetes and exerciese

The diabetes education and support group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about exercise for those living with diabetes on Tuesday, May 12 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. Derby. Exercise Physiologist and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Griffin Hospital Eunice Lisk will present “Let’s Get Physical,” an interactive discussion about exercising safely […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes, exercise

Health department program receives national award

At a ceremony today in Boston, the state’s Child Day Care Screening Assessment for Environmental Risk program received an Environmental Merit Award from the Region 1 federal Environmental Protection Agency. The SAFER program, jointly administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Office of Early Childhood, helps protect children from chemical exposures by identifying […] [Read More]