St. Vincent’s offers mobile mammography

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Brazilian Day Festival, in the Seaside Park Band Shell in Bridgeport and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Carriage Green, 77 Plains […] [Read More]

Reiki workshops in Derby

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Griffin Hospital in Derby is offering area residents an opportunity to learn and hone their technique in Reiki, a body, mind, and spirit approach to medicine and healing, with Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 workshops this fall. Reiki is a complementary healing method based on ancient healing practices. It involves the conscious direction of […] [Read More]
Dental health

Survey: Many go three years between dental visits

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While about two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) currently visit the dentist at least once a year, nearly half of them (47 percent) have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist at one time in their lives. That’s according to a new poll from New Jersey-based Delta Dental. The survey showed that nearly six […] [Read More]
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Speaking in Spanish, Dr. Diane Staves, right, explains a prescription to Isabel Membreno, a grandmother from Nicaragua now living in Norwalk. The Americares clinic in Sono provides free medical care and some medication to patients. Andrew Sullivan/Staff photo

AmeriCares gets $2 million donation

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The OdysseyRe Foundation has committed $2 million over the next five years to support AmeriCares disaster response work and the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut. The majority of the funding – $1.5 million – will ensure access to care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. It includes operating support for the Weisman AmeriCares […] [Read More]
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Access Health featured in national case study

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Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, is featured in a new Kaiser Family Foundation case study entitled, “What Worked and What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA Enrollment Efforts.” The case study provides an analysis of the specific strategies of four state-based exchanges in Connecticut, Colorado, Kentucky, and Washington. The case study outlines […] [Read More]
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FDA warns of tattoo ink risks

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Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became aware of a problem after testing inks in home use tattoo kits marketed by White and Blue Lion, Inc. FDA has confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened bottles of the company’s inks. According to Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, using these inks for […] [Read More]
Carol Grabinski, RN, BSN, teaches a class at The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers in Derby.

Get trained in health careers at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, offers day and evening class times for its fall Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy programs. Anyone 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for all […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman delivers baby on her bathroom floor

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A Bridgeport woman got the surprise of her life Tuesday when the baby boy she wasn’t expected to be born for at least another week showed up early. Tania Esquivel, 30, said she got the first sign that her new son would be born Tuesday when she went to the bathroom early in the morning […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, childbirth