FDA studies use of milk in dark chocolate

That’s what the Food and Drug Administration has studied the use of milk in certain confections, especially after receiving reports that consumers had harmful reactions after eating dark chocolate. According to a release from the FDA, milk is a permitted ingredient in dark chocolate, but it is also one of eight major food allergens (substances […] [Read More]
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Benefit for Griffin Hospital Center for Cancer Care

Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The Seventh Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital on Saturday, June 6. Survivors (anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis) are invited to come to the Center for Cancer Care parking lot, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, at 8 a.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Stamford Hospital to host safety and injury prevention fair

Stamford Hospital will host its fourth annual safety and injury prevention fair Saturday, May 30, from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tully Health Center Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford The  free, family-fun event will feature more than 20 exhibitors and hands-on educational activities to learn about the prevention of injuries from infant to adult. […] [Read More]
Categories: Stamford
Bridgeport Hospital will sponsor its annual Survivor's Safari for cancer survivors at the Beardsley Zoo on June 13.

Event for cancer survivors at Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute sponsors its eighth annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari, Saturday, June 13, 5  to 7:30 p.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.   The free event for cancer survivors and their families includes zoo admission, refreshments, parking, massages/reflexology, musical entertainment by Backbeat, and face painting and scavenger […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
Among those taking part in “Dancing with the Hospital Stars” were (l-r) Dr. Scott Thornton, Maria Watson, Henry and Monique from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Southport, Rita Crispano, Alida Shea, Gina Calder and Dr. Kenneth Lipow.

Dancing with the Hospital Stars raises $90,000 for Bridgeport

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala, “Dancing with the Hospital Stars,” raised $90,000 to support hospital services, organizers say. The April 30 fundraiser was held at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield and included a silent auction. Nearly 200 guests were on hand.   Proceeds from the gala will enable the all-volunteer auxiliary to support an […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

St. Vincent’s schedules casino trip

St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club has announced a trip to Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The trip is open to the general public. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am from the new garage in front of the Medical Center, 2800 Main Street in Bridgeport, and will return at approximately 6:30 […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Celebrating nursing excellence:  (l-r) Vice President of Performance and Risk Management Dr. Ryan O’Connell, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Ivy, Nurse Manager of the Year Barbara Spodnick and Chief Nursing Officer MaryEllen Kosturko

Nurses honored at Bridgeport Hospital

Stratford resident Barbara Spodnick has been named Bridgeport Hospital’s 2015 nurse manager of the year for her outstanding leadership. Spodnick manages the resource support unit and bed flow at the hospital. During a time when Bridgeport Hospital’s patient volume has increased significantly because of new physician relationships  and wider access to health insurance, Spodnick is […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing

Support Stamford cancer patients at Hope in Motion Walk/Run

Stamford Hospital will host its  20th Annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 7 in  Downtown Stamford’s Columbus Park Support local cancer patients by participating in a 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. Participants can also Ride with The Bloomin’ Metric on Sunday, May 31, starting at Sherwood Island […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer