‘Sandwiched’ caregiver education program in Shelton

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The latest installment of the “Sandwiched” caregiver education series will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on the Wesley Village Campus at 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. The topic for this session is entitled “The Top Three Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources & Stress Management.” […] [Read More]
Categories: Shelton

Nutrition class at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a groundbreaking series of fun, informative classes is taught by Samantha Heller, the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital. A registered dietician […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, nutrition

EMT course at Fairfield University

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Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the town of Trumbull Emergency Medical Services will offer the skill-enhancing Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course in the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The course is held on the Fairfield University campus in the DPS Training Room in Loyola Hall on Monday and Wednesday evenings […] [Read More]
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Lyme Talks resume in Greenwich Sept. 4

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The Lyme Research Alliance monthly Lyme Talks series will resume on Thursday, Sept. 4 with guest speaker attorney Victoria de Toledo who will discuss employees’ rights and how the Americans with Disabilities Acts applies to employees with Lyme disease in the workplace. In her work, de Toledo handles employment and personal injury cases, representing individuals […] [Read More]
Categories: lyme disease
Pictured (left to right): Resident, Joe (seated); Fabiana Gonzalez, Northbridge Director of Therapeutic Recreation; Student Volunteer; B.B. the Bluefish; Tom McCarthy, President Bridgeport City Council; Prophetess Gerry Claytor; Denise Loeb, Northbridge Community Liaison; Caspar Wells, Bridgeport Bluefish Team; Dane Walton, Northbridge Administrator; Student Volunteer.

Senior Olympics at Northbridge in Bridgeport

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The residents at Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, participated in the fourth annual Northbridge senior Olympics day, on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Events included bowling, basketball, ring toss, and an obstacle course.  The resident athletes began training last month. Casper Wells, former Major League Baseball player, now playing for the local Bridgeport Bluefish team, volunteered as […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly, exercise

Griffin to host ‘Mini-Med School’

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Griffin Hospital is accepting registrations for its free 10-week “Mini-Med School” course that begins Thursday, Sept. 11. This free course will be conducted over 10 consecutive weekly sessions by various Griffin Hospital physicians who serve as faculty. The program meets Thursdays from 6:30 to  9 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby

Talk on ‘Risks of taking too many medications’

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On Thursday, Sept. 18, Kim Venterea,  consultant pharmacist for Masonicare at Newtown, will present a Lunch & Learn program entitled “The Risks of Taking Too Many Medications.” In her presentation, Venterea will discuss the increasing prescription use in the senior population and the risks involved in taking more medication than is clinically needed.  She will […] [Read More]
Categories: General
John Gibb, R.N.,  performs a blood pressure screening and a record of the numbers to a visitor at a health fair sponsored by Greenwich Hospital in February. Hospitalizations and deaths from stroke and heart disease have fallen sharply in the past decade, according to a new Yale study.

Heart disease, stroke deaths drop sharply in past decade

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The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke patients dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition. That’s according to a new study out of the Yale School of Medicine, which was published today in the journal Circulation. The study was led by Yale researcher Dr. Harlan […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease