Stamford Hospital gets Women’s Choice award

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Stamford Hospital received the Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, as well as an America’s Best Breast Center. The Women’s Choice Awards are the only award to identify the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and trusted referrals from other women. “On […] [Read More]

Quinnipiac to offer nursing student $20,000 scholarship

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Quinnipiac University announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant of from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund the scholarship of a doctoral nursing student who is committed to caring for veterans. The university will match the $10,000 grant, making it a $20,000 scholarship. The Quinnipiac University Jonas Scholar will […] [Read More]
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Healing Hearts at 3030 Park

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On Thursday, March 6 and Thursday, March 20, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host “Healing Hearts,” a bereavement support group for people coping with the loss of a loved one. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the retirement community, at 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. The meeting will be led by Norma Schmidt, […] [Read More]
Turns out it doesn't matter where you live. Seasonal allergies to pollen and other substances will find you.

Prevalence of allergies the same no matter where you live

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Pop quiz: Are allergies more common in certain areas of the country? Most people would say yes, but a new study from the National Institutes of Health says no. In the largest, most comprehensive nationwide study of allergies from childhood to old age, the NIH found that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions […] [Read More]
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Study: Link between teen domestic violence and depression

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  Domestic violence remains a persistent public health problem in our society, and new research shows a direct tie between it and another major health issue: depression, particularly in young adults. A new study out of Bowling Green State University shows that adolescents and young adults who are perpetrators or victims of intimate partner violence […] [Read More]
Students at Read School in Bridgeport will (back row, left to right): Teacher Jill Russo and St. Vincent's nurses Taylor McGillavy, Stephanie Rickard, Larry Davidson, Kathleen Woods, Lauri Sollitto, and ER Tech Ann Gorton.

St. Vincent’s staff gives school supplies to read

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is looking to make the city’s children healthy in mind as well as in body. The hospital’s emergency room staff recently donated school supplies to the second-grade class at Read School. The department’s leadership also made sure that every in the class will receive a free subscription to a […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Burn Center to celebrate 3-year, $150,000 grant

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On Thursday, March 6, at noon, the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital will celebrate a three-year, $150,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation that helped fund the renovation of the center’s nursing station and staff work area. The grant funds are supplemented by the proceeds of the annual Bridgeport Harbor Station Golf Classic, which is […] [Read More]
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QU biology professor to present neurodegeneration lecture

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Lani Keller, assistant professor of biology at Quinnipiac University, will present the lecture, “Using the Fruit Fly, Drosophila, as a Model Organism to Study Neurodegeneration,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 31, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, on the Mount Carmel Campus. The event, which is part of Quinnipiac’s Sigma Xi lecture […] [Read More]
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