Yale study: Men with HIV faster to get alcohol ‘buzz’

Researchers at Yale and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System compared the number of alcoholic drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz. According to a news release on the study put out by Yale, the researchers found that HIV-infected men were more sensitive to the effects of alcohol […] [Read More]
Categories: HIV
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Widow of actor Patrick Swazye to speak at cancer conference

The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, will present Cancer College 2015, a free educational conference for patients, their families and others interested in learning more about the latest advances in cancer prevention and treatment, Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Trumbull […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull

Bridgeport Hospital breastfeeding support group

Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 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 […] [Read More]
Categories: breastfeeding
Griffin Hospital’s 2015 Annual Baby Fair will be Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the hospital’s Childbirth Center, 130 Division Street, Derby.

Baby fair to take place at Griffin Hospital in Derby

Expectant parents, new parents and their families can get a good feel for the area’s maternity and child care resources from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Griffin Hospital’s 2015 Annual Baby Fair. Held at The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby, this free event features more than […] [Read More]
Categories: childbirth

Blood drive at Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital will host a community blood drive to benefit The American Red Cross, Connecticut region, on Friday, April 24 from 1:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Patio Room on the fifth floor. According to The American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. One single donation (about one pint of […] [Read More]
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Lorraine Megenis, Director of the William Raveis Charitable Fund and VP of Facilities & Purchasing, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Donna Twist, Vice President, Development and Executive Director, Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center; Meghan Raveis, Managing Director, William Raveis Charitable Fund; William Raveis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

Fairfield breast center gets $85,000 grant

A grant of $85,000 from William Raveis Foundation will help individuals with a cancer diagnosis access navigation and support services at Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfreim Breast Center in Fairfield. Patients will have access to services regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Breast cancer treatment involves doctors from many disciplines who each contribute […] [Read More]
This team of 11 professionals from Kennedy Employment Services, a division of The Kennedy Center, recently was recognized by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for achieving Exemplary Fidelity status. The Kennedy Center received the highest score of any agency that qualified in Fairfield County.   
Celebrating the success of this achievement is Britt Bisson, left, Employment Services Manager at Kennedy Employment Services with his staff in the DMHAS Work Services Department.  Pictured next to Bisson, left to right, are the following talented Employment Specialists and Peer Mentors: Ashley Banks, Maria Alves, Sharon Thompson, Marguerite Kinsella, Lori Paquette, Thomas Davis, Margie Drew, Kashaine Ferryman, Bruce Gunzy, and Malaika Boyer-Seme.

Kennedy Center recognized by U.S. Department of Mental Health and Addiction

The Kennedy Center, one of the largest rehabilitation agencies in Connecticut, was recently recognized by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for achieving Exemplary Fidelity status in 2014. The designation is bestowed on agencies that closely adhere to DMHAS’s standards for supported employment for those with psychiatric and/or addiction disorders. The center was […] [Read More]

Milford Hospital to sponsor Mother’s Day ‘Live Well’ race

Runners, walkers, volunteers and interested sponsors are invited to participate in Milford Hospital’s 19th Annual Mother’s Day “Live Well” Race on Sunday, May 10. The 5K Run / Walk race begins at 9 a.m. After record registration last year, hospital officials expect more than 600 individuals to take part in the run / walk. The […] [Read More]
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