Staff at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport collected DVDs, snacks and other items for soldiers stationed in Kuwait.

St. Vincent’s staff create care packages for soldiers

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Dawn Sessa knows that communicating with his family has been a huge comfort to her son, Timothy J. Coe, a first lieutenant in U.S. Army. Coe is stationed in Kuwait, where he’ll be for the next few months. He Skypes regularly with family, including Sessa, who is an operating room nurse at St. Vincent’s Medical […] [Read More]
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Certified assister and outreach team member Joe Spaulding helps a client during the Access Health CT enrollment fair at the Tully Health Center in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, Nov. 20. People wishing to enroll in the health care exchange are encouraged to go online at www.AccessHealthCT.com.

Access Health CT call center extends hours

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The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT has expanded its call center hours and outreach efforts. Connecticut residents have until Dec. 23 to enroll in health care coverage through Access Health CT, if they want coverage to begin on Jan. 1, 2014. Access Health CT call center representatives are available at 1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) between […] [Read More]
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Sleep problems in teens might stem from social problems

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Teens with strong peer relationships are often more likely to get a good night’s sleep than those who don’t according to a new study out of the University of Cincinnati. In the study “Social Ties and Adolescent Sleep Disruption,” (which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior), researchers analyzed […] [Read More]
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“Birth, Babies and Beyond” in Westport

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The next installment of the speaker series “Birth, Babies and Beyond” will take place 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaia Yoga 1200 Post Road E., Westport. The discussion will be about vaccinating children. “Birth, Babies and Beyond” talks typically take place every Thursday at the Prenatal and Pediatric Holistic Health Center, 999 Summer St., Suite 204, […] [Read More]
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Blood drive in Milford

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An American Red Cross blood drive will take place at Dan Perkins Subaru, 1 Boston Post Road, Milford, from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. For an appointment, call 800-733-2767. For donor eligibility guidelines, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements. [Read More]
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Northbridge CNA wins Alzheimer’s Association award

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Rextho Robillard, Bridgeport, certified nurse assistant, was honored at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s annual “Excellence in Caregiving” luncheon, held at the Edgehill Retirement Community, Stamford, on Nov. 22.  Robillard works at Northbridge Health Care Center in Bridgeport and was nominated for the award for his dedication and commitment to nursing and his residents. Robillard […] [Read More]
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FDA suspends marketing of leukemia drug linked to clots

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The Food and Drug Administration has asked, and Ariad Pharmaceuticals has agreed, to suspend marketing and sales of Iclusig (ponatinib), a leukemia chemotherapy drug, because of the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels. Iclusig is a prescription medicine used to treat adults diagnosed with certain kinds of leukemia who are […] [Read More]
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Yale expert to speak at Parkinson’s meeting in Bridgeport

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On Thursday, Dec.12, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, along with its weekly Parkinson’s Fitness Class. The support group will be held at 10 a.m., and the fitness class at 1 p.m. at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line. The guest […] [Read More]