Mildred Johnston walks along a path at the Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park in Gainesville, Fla.

Walking improves seniors’ mobility

With just a daily 20-minute walk, older adults can help stave off major disability and enhance the quality of their later years, according to results of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study, conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine in collaboration with seven other institutions. The study is published in the May […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, exercise
Laura Nasfuri, Suzanne Cassara and Sandra Richards received quarterly awards for their work at Bridgeport Hospital.

Bridgeport hospital workers get quarterly awards

Bridgeport Hospital recently recognized six employees with quarterly awards for outstanding service to patients and co-workers. Suzanne Cassara of Hamden is a department secretary in Patient Care Services who joined the hospital in 2012. “Suzanne is known for her kind demeanor and contagious smile,” her nominators wrote. “There isn’t a person who encounters Suzanne who […] [Read More]

Ascension pres and CEO to speak at St. Vincent’s graduation

Robert Henkel,  President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Health, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Commencement Exercises of St. Vincent’s College to be held 10 a.m. today at the Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, Mertens Theatre at the University of Bridgeport, 84 Iranistan Avenue. Former St. Vincent’s Health Services President and […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Bridgeport Hospital sponors community health lecture series

Bridgeport Hospital will sponsor a series of four community health lectures in June. All are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Call 888-357-2396. On Thursday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., psychologist Douglas Dufore and psychiatrist Lei Zou will headline “Understanding Autism” at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane. They […] [Read More]
Barb Wilkov and Laurie Newkirk of Greenwich will run a workshop on mother-daughter relationships in June.

Mother-daughter relationships focus of workshop

Is your mother-daughter relationship challenging? The founders of the award-winning website,, are joining forces with a Myers Briggs certified professional, and offering a fun and informative workshop about how knowing your personality type can help reduce the conflict in your mother-daughter relationship. The workshop, titled “Help, my mother/daughter is driving me crazy!” will take […] [Read More]
Lyn McCarthy Cathy Machol and Joseph Machol

Bridgeport man wins car in St. Vincent’s raffle

Every year, Judy Faustine, a St. Vincent’s employee,  puts a St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound car raffle ticket into her brother-in-law Joseph Machol’s  Christmas stocking.  This year, Joseph, a Bridgeport resident, was genuinely surprised when he received the call from St. Vincent’s Foundation Executive Director, Lyn McCarthy, congratulating him for winning a brand new […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

Friday is ‘don’t fry day’

To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.”   Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease yet it remains the most common type of cancer in the United States, where more than 3.5 million cases of skin […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, health, skin cancer

Two Connecticut residents tested for MERS

Two people in Connecticut, who were suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, tested negative for the virus at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to an unnamed source. MERS is a viral respiratory illness in which those infected experienced symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus currently has no cure and […] [Read More]
Categories: General