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Study: Aspirin doesn’t prevent pregnancy loss

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Though health care providers sometimes prescribe aspirin to women who have lost past pregnancy, a recent study shows that this therapy likely isn’t helpful. A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the […] [Read More]
Categories: pregnancy

St. Vincent’s hosts stroke symposium

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  St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting the inaugural Stroke Symposium & Health Assessment Screening Wednesday, April 23, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. The free event will took place in the Hawley Conference room, located in the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care. The Stroke Symposium will include programs […] [Read More]
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Naturopathic Clinic at Crosby Commons

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Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community is teaming with Dr. Louise Napoli and students from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine to offer a free naturopathic clinic every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Join them for a “Meet & Greet” with Dr. Napoli and her team on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Shelton
Certified assister Lorraine Larkin, left, helps Piedad España during the Access Health CT open enrollment event at AmeriCares in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 31, 2014. Monday was the last day enrolees can sign up for health care before penalties are levied.

Access Health CT enrolls nearly 200,000 by deadline

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The state reports that 197,878 Connecticut residents enrolled in health coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance marketplace, by midnight Monday — the deadline for open enrollment. Roughly 5,900 of those people enrolled on Monday alone, creating jams on the Access Health web site and flooding the program’s call center. AHCT representatives are […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
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Study: Strength training may lower heart risks in kids

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Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardio health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking […] [Read More]
Categories: health, heart disease

Access Health CT (sort of) relaxes deadline

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Though Monday was technically the last day to sign up for coverage through the state’s health exchange, delays to both the state site and the federal site caused exchange officials to change their standards for what constituted “enrollment.” Monday was the deadline to sign up for those without health insurance to sign up for coverage […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
Dr. Rock Ferrigno, chair of Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Department, said Monday's ugly morning weather made for a busy day.

Slushy morning means high ER traffic at Bridgeport Hospital

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An icy, slushy morning usually means there will be lots of activity at Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency department. That’s kind of par for the course, said department chair Rock Ferrigno. But when a sudden hail and snowstorm hit the region Monday morning, Ferrigno was somewhat surprised by the fallout. Shortly after the weather cleared up — […] [Read More]

Bridgeport one of 50 worst cities for allergies

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Despite the lingering snowflakes on the ground today it is, in fact, spring. And with spring, comes spring allergy season. And with spring allergy season comes the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list of the country’s biggest “allergy capitals.” The foundation ranks the 100 most challenging metro areas in which to live with allergies […] [Read More]
Categories: allergies, Bridgeport