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Norovirus outbreaks linked to food service workers

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Here’s some food for thought before you place that takeout order or head out for a restaurant meal. Most norovirus (aka stomach flu) outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently the source of these […] [Read More]

Breast Cancer center offers talk on insurance

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center is sponsoring a talk by Rebecca D’Agostino of the DiMatteo Group at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at The Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, in Wilton Center. D’Agostino will discuss the recent health care reforms and how they effect survivors.  She will address questions specific to cancer patients and survivors, as […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
A number of Bridgeport firefighters joined in presenting the latest proceeds of the annual “United for Recovery” fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. Holding the check (l-r) are fundraiser chairs Melissa Emanuel, a burn center nurse, and her husband, Fire Capt. Sal Emanuel; and pumper engineer Sheila Vega, who was a burn center patient in 2012. At far left are Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab, Chief Operating Officer Norm Roth, burn center surgeon Roselle Crombie, MD; and pumper engineer Zoltan Szabo, fundraiser co-chair.

Bridgeport firefighters raise $116,000 for burn center

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  Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 recently presented the proceeds of its latest United for Recovery fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. This year’s donation of nearly $50,000 brought the total amount raised in the annual fundraiser’s three years to more than $116,000. The proceeds supported the construction and ongoing maintenance of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, burns
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Take the Bike-Walk Connecticut survey

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Bike Walk Connecticut is conducting a statewide public opinion survey of the bike- and walk-friendliness of Connecticut’s cities and towns. The survey is available at   www.surveymonkey.com/s/bikewalkCT You can learn more about this project at www.bikewalkct.org/complete-streets-campaign.  This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Connecticut Department of Public Health through Cooperative Agreement […] [Read More]
Categories: exercise, fitness, safety

Study: Women fare worse than men after heart attack

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Women age 55 and younger may fare worse than men after having a heart attack, according to a new study led by Yale researchers and presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. “Previous studies show young women have a greater burden of pre-existing risk factors,” said Rachel […] [Read More]
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Golf tournament benefits senior services of Stamford

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The fifth annual Senior Services of Stamford Charity Golf Tournament took place Thursday, May 22 at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford. The tournament benefits Senior Services of Stamford. The event was held in honor of Jevera and Bill Hennessey, two Stamford residents who exemplify commitment and leadership in the community. Their accomplishments include serving with […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Stamford

Bridges names new president, CEO

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Bridges … A Community Support System Inc., has named Barbara DiMauro, licensed clinical social worker, as its new chief executive officer and president effective July 1.  DiMauro currently holds the position of Bridges’ chief of services.  DiMauro will replace retiring CEO Barry Kasdan. Since joining Bridges in 2006, DiMauro has led a number of transformative […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Milford
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Memory problems discussed in Shelton

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Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4,  for the latest installment of the “sandwiched” caregiver education series. The topic for this session is Understanding Memory Loss and Dementia. Worried about memory changes in your aging loved one? Not sure what to look […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly