Agency seeks 100-year-olds

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The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut is looking for people in New Haven County who will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2014 or who have already passed this milestone.  The agency will host a special luncheon May 7 to honor and celebrate the lives of these centenarians.  For more information or to notify […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, health
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Test those smoke alarms when springing ahead

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This weekend marks the return of Daylight Savings Time and, on Sunday, everyone needs to “spring forward,” setting their clocks ahead an hour. But area fire prevention agencies, including the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau, say that’s not the only action you need to take this weekend. Daylight savings time is a good time for people […] [Read More]
Denise Barajas,  medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will start a series of free breast health presentations on April 10 with “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Griffin’s breast center to host discussion

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  The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on April 10. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy. The program runs from 5 to […] [Read More]
Northbridge Therapeutic Recreation Director, Miles Ballew, and resident, Rosann, playing Reese’s Shuffle Board.

Northbridge residents celebrate peanut day

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Residents of Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport celebrated “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day” this week. The afternoon activity for the day “Peanut Olympics” featured peanut butter snacks, a peanut cup toss game, peanut shell game and “Reese’s Shuffle Board.” Some fun peanut facts: •It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, nutrition

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]
Categories: General, health

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]
Categories: allergies