Last day to sign up for coverage through exchange

As you might know, today is the last day for people without health coverage to sign up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Access Health CT. Those who remain uncovered when the deadline passes will face a penalty of either 1 percent of the family’s gross household income or $95 per uninsured individual […] [Read More]
St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center's mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull on Wednesday.

Mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull Tuesday

The Swim Women’s Imaging Center mobile mammography unit will be at Spring Meadows 6949 Main St., Trumbull, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Due to funds raised by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, the SWIM Women’s Imaging Center’s Mobile Mammography Program offers mammography screenings at various locations such as, community centers, […] [Read More]

Breastfeeding support group at Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are welcome to bring […] [Read More]

‘Second wave’ of flu in state

Flu activity is hitting a “second wave” in some areas of Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. After a few weeks of decline, major indicators of the contagious respiratory illness have spiked. For instance, emergency department visits attributed to “fever/flu syndrome” have recently increased and continue to make 5 percent or more […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, General, health
Katherine Chon will speak at Quinnipiac University next month.

Quinnipiac nursing school hosts human trafficking conference

Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing and Albert Schweitzer Institute, along with St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport, will host the conference, “Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking,” May 29-30 on the North Haven Campus. Human trafficking, once thought to be limited to Third World countries, has become pervasive in the United States. President […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Griffin talk focuses on food and diabetes

  The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host a free presentation to help diabetics make healthy meals at home on Tuesday, April 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Donna Skurat,  will present “What’s in Your Pantry?” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. The program will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes
Louis Bronson of American Medical Response (right) is a 2012 graduate of the Bridgeport Hospital paramedic training program. He is pictured outside the hospital’s emergency department with EMT Miki Lengyel.

Bridgeport Hospital paramedic program nationally accredited

Bridgeport Hospital’s paramedic training program is the first and only one in Fairfield County, and one of only four in Connecticut, to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Healthcare Education Programs CAAHEP. CAAHEP has recognized the Bridgeport Hospital program for meeting standards governing administration, resources, faculty and facilities. The standards were […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Could you live for a year without sugar?

  Earlier today, I had a really fun interview with Eve O. Schaub, author of the upcoming book “Year of No Sugar.” The nonfiction book chronicles the Vermont-based author’s attempt to give up sugar for a year. I’m about three-quarters of the way through the book, which is fascinating both for the points it makes […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nutrition