The winners from last year’s Bowling for Bullying event are from left, Andrea Goodman, Catherine Gallagher and Shaun Amberg, all from Fairfield, and Steve Hodson and Tom Gallo from Trumbull. Debra Greenberg of Monroe, president and CEO of The Center, is pictured far right.

Bowling against Bullying in Fairfield

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Friday, June 6, the focus is on bullying at Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield, at the fourth annual Bowling Against Bullying to benefit The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families). Through its education programs in the six towns it services — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull — The Center […] [Read More]
Center For Discovery will open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Visit centerfordiscoverynewengland.com for additional details.

Eating disorders facility to open in Greenwich

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Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, recently announced plans to open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich.  The facility will provide treatment for adults and adolescents diagnosed with issues related to anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.  The new site, which is Joint Commission of Accreditation of […] [Read More]

Study: Common antioxidant has no effect on lung function

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A common antioxidant had no effect on lung function compared to a placebo in patients with a chronic, progressive respiratory disease, according to research led by Weill Cornell Medical College and the IPF Clinical Research Network. The findings on N-acetylcysteine, released recently by the New England Journal of Medicine, are likely to prompt physicians to […] [Read More]
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Griffin: Insulin pens might have been misused

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Griffin Hospital in Derby is announcing today that it has identified the possibility that insulin pens ordered for patients hospitalized between September 1, 2008 and May 7, 2014 may have been misused, exposing those patients to possible disease transmission. In a press release, the hospital states that: “The hospital is certain that pen needles were […] [Read More]
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Cancer support group in Fairfield

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Are you caring for a loved one with cancer? Norma F Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, is offering a support group from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The group will be led by Erica Wright, licensed clinical social work. Call 203-255-5300. [Read More]
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At the 2014 Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo, September 20 and 21, at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Stamford Hospital will provide complimentary screenings and important information on many health topics, including maintaining optimal cardiovascular health.

Stamford’s 2014 Health Wellness and Sports expo scheduled

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Health-minded individuals and families, take note. The 2014 Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 will take place Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. Now in its third year, this free expo will now also feature a 5 K Run Walk […] [Read More]
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FDA changes minimum Lunesta dose

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it required the manufacturer of the sleep drug Lunesta (eszopiclone) to change the drug label and lower the current recommended starting dose. Data show that eszopiclone levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving, even […] [Read More]
Emergency Department Nurse Manager Meredith Fiumidinisi, Employee of the Year Elvin Padin of Stratford, Chairman of Emergency Medicine Rock Ferrigno, MD, and Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO Bill Jennings.

Bridgeport Hospital names employee of the year

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Emergency Department technician Elvin Padin of Bridgeport was named Employee of the Year and Medical ICU nurse Bob Brewster of Stratford received the George B. and Alice P. Longstreth Humanness Award during Bridgeport Hospital’s May 14 Employee Recognition Dinner at Webster Bank Arena. Dozens more were recognized for service excellence and years-of-service milestones. The Longstreth […] [Read More]