Workshops at CT Challenge Center for Survivorship

The CT Challenge Center for Survivorship is offering two workshops designed to put the healing properties of music to work for local cancer survivors. The workshops are being held thanks to local musician Rob Fried, a pas­sionate believer in the healing power of music and the co-founder of Band Together, the Fairfield-based non-profit, which has […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield

Connecticut participates in study of glaucoma drug

When added to a weight loss plan, acetazolamide, an inexpensive glaucoma drug, can improve vision in women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Sites participating in the study included The Eye Care Group, an ophthalmic care provider based out of Waterbury. IIH, also […] [Read More]
Categories: glaucoma
Actress Glenn Close will be featured in a new mental health awareness campaign being used by the Primary Care Action Group, a local coalition of hospitals, mental health agencies and other health resources in Greater Bridgeport.

Students, Glenn Close featured in mental health campaign

Student videos about mental health may be coming soon to your inbox, as part of am awareness campaign being launched this May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Members of the Primary Care Action Group – which includes hospitals, town and city health departments, and regional prevention and mental health councils serving Greater Bridgeport  – designed […] [Read More]
Volunteers from Norwalk High School, Norwalk Community College, Staples High School, People's United Bank and other groups last year at 8th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll.

Walk, Roll & Stroll at ballpark in Bridgeport

  The 9th Annual STAR Walk, Roll and Stroll is moving this year to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, May 4. The Walk and Family Fun Day is a celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. The O’Connor […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Families Anonymous in Milford

Families Anonymous is a free self-help support group for adults concerned about the drug, alcohol, or related behavioral problems of a relative or friend. The group meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Ave., Milford. No registration is required.Call Judy D. at 203-283-3867 or Charlene at 203-878-0669. [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Hospital nursing graduation on Monday

Nearly 100 students will mark the completion of their studies during the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing’s commencement exercises, Monday, April 28, 5 pm, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Nearly 60 of the students were in the school’s traditional two-year registered nurse diploma program and 40 were in […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
AmeriCares relief worker Martin Zanin (left) delivers flashlights to a Hurricane Sandy aid distribution center in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y., in November 2012.

AmeriCares gets $2.1 million grant from GE

The GE Foundation has awarded Stamford-based AmeriCares $2.1 million to increase aid deliveries to free clinics over the next three years – expanding both the quantity and quality of medicines for uninsured and underinsured Americans. This new investment brings GE Foundation’s support of AmeriCares U.S. work to nearly $3.5 million since 2010. The funding will […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Public forum on heroin and prescription drug use

The Mid-Fairfield Sustance Abuse Coalition is sponsoring a public forum from n00n to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 to address the prevention and consequences of heroin use and prescription drug misuse in Norwalk and the surrounding towns. In 2013, there were 257 heroin-related deaths in Connecticut, and the number of deaths in 2014 has already […] [Read More]
Categories: drug abuse