Yale researchers figuring out how to track elusive HIV protein

HIV is adept at eluding immune system responses because the protein it uses to infect cells is constantly changing. But researchers from Yale University say they are figuring out how to monitor the shape-shifting of the protein — which could lead to new ways to attack the virus through drugs and vaccines. In two papers […] [Read More]
Bill Becker of Bridgeport died of breast cancer Sept. 17. He was involved in making a movie to raise awareness about breast cancer in men.

Advocate for men with breast cancer dies

A Bridgeport man who worked to raise awareness about breast cancer in men reportedly died last month. Bill Becker, who was diagnosed in 2011, was involved in making a documentary, Times Like These, about men and breast cancer. A note on the film’s web site states “It is with deep sadness to share that Bill […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital hosts program on diabetes

The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about managing stress related to diabetes on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Nurse Donna Skurat will host “Coping with Diabetes,” an open discussion of how stress affects diabetes control and stress management. The presentations will […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

‘Understanding your thyroid’ at Milford Hospital

Milford Hospital’s Health Matters Series will offer a free program called “Understanding Your Thyroid” taught by Susan Wang, DO on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. Learn how to recognize what can go wrong, symptoms of imbalance, and treatment options. Registration is required. To register, call the Department of […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford

FDA advises against mixing certain cold meds and driving

We’re entering the much-dreaded cold and allergy season, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know there are over-the-counter medicines that can make you drowsy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery safely. Over-the-counter medicines are also known as OTC or nonprescription medicines. All these terms mean the same […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
Linda Schwartz

Former state VA commissioner to speak at Quinnipiac

Linda Schwartz, the recently confirmed assistant secretary of veterans affairs for policy and planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will discuss “What Health Professionals Need to Know About the Health Risks of Veterans” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Fall classes for seniors

The fall semester of Watermark University at the Watermark in Bridgeport is now underway, with course catalogs available to seniors living in greater Bridgeport. Watermark University is a continuing education program consisting of a wide variety of classes and events designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies active. Classes are held at the senior-living community, […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly

Healthy Happy Kids nutrition program starts

Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers will offer another free, nine-week Healthy Happy Kidz nutrition program for overweight children, ages 5 to 9, Mondays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 6 to Dec. 4. All classes will take place in the first-floor pediatric gym at Ahlbin Centers’ Bridgeport location, 226 Mill […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition