Health agencies want more drug stores to dump cigarettes

Twenty-six of the nation’s leading public health and medical organizations recently issued an open letter calling on drug stores and other retailers to follow the example of CVS Caremark and end the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. CVS announced earlier this month that, by Oct. 1, it would stop selling tobacco products at […] [Read More]
Categories: General
This is National Nutrition Month. Local anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy CT is encouraging people to enjoy eating healthy, using such tricks as using herbs, like those pictured herb, to add flavor to food.

Get Healthy CT wants you to enjoy eating well

March is National Nutrition Month, and the local anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy CT wants you to know that you don’t have to sacrifice taste to eat well. Each month, the coalition, which serves Bridgeport and the surrounding towns, highlights a different health topic. In March, they’re echoing the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ theme […] [Read More]

Flu past its peak; still “widespread”

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that flu activity in the  state appears to be past its peak, but the contagious respiratory illness remains elevated in most areas within the state and is still classified statewide as “widespread.” As of Feb. 22, the percentage of outpatient visits with influenza-like illness in the state had […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, General, health

Yale seeks Bridgeport people who used Access Health

Experts at the Yale School of Public Health, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, are studying consumers’ experience with signing up for health insurance through Access Health CT.  These researchers are conducting in-person interviews of people who have gone through all or part of the enrollment process and who live in Bridgeport.  Participants who take […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s hosts support group

  A free breast cancer survivor support group, sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800  Main Street, Bridgeport. The next date […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts digestion talks

Griffin Hospital is offering two free presentations to help individuals get the “inside tract” on digestive health this March. Hospital physicians will present “The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of the Digestive System” on March 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St. in Derby, explaining how the digestive […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health

Access Health to be down for maintenance … again

The website for Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange will be unavailable due to system maintenance activities beginning Friday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. and finishing on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6 a.m.  During this period of time, the Access Health CT website ( will not be available.  Consumers are reminded they have […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Bridgeport Hospital heart lab reaccredited

  Bridgeport Hospital’s echocardiography laboratory has been reaccredited for a full three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for meeting national standards of care. The reaccreditation follows a thorough review of the laboratory’s operations and technology by a panel of experts. This is the third reaccreditation for the Bridgeport Hospital echocardiography lab, which was one […] [Read More]