Carl Lurix, President AARP Chapter #831; Rosemarie Ladela, Past and Honorary President AARP Chapter #831; and Katherine O’Shea, ESL Literacy Coordinator of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport.

Literacy discussed at AARP meeting

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The AARP Bridgeport Chapter #831 meeting on June 16, 2014, featured guest speaker, Katherine O’Shea, ESL Literacy Coordinator of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport. After the regular business meeting,  O’Shea spoke about students and volunteers.  The students usually come with a desire to learn English so that they can become U.S. citizens and obtain […] [Read More]
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Yale docs help hairless man grow locks

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A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a treatment by doctors at Yale University. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left the 25-year-old patient bare of hair. This is the first reported case of a successful targeted […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s named a model of safety in OSHA report

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport was recently featured on the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration educational website for hospitals as a model of hospital that practices safe patient handling. OSHA’s profile of St. Vincent’s Medical Center cites a “safety trumps all” attitude and a “high reliability” culture  that  have resulted in […] [Read More]

CT Challenge in Fairfield to host cancer Survivor Day event

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The CT Challenge will celebrate National Survivor Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at its Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. National Cancer Survivor Day is an annual celebration held in towns and cities across the U.S.  It honors cancer survivors and their supporters and is usually held on the first […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield

CVS to raise funds for lung cancer prevention

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CVS/pharmacy has announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. From now through June 29, CVS/pharmacy customers in Connecticut will have the opportunity […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer
William Jennings (left) accepts his Good Scout Award from Eagle Scout Neil Patrick Harris.

Bridgeport Hospital president among scouting award recipients

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William M. Jennings, president and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health System, was one of four community leaders to receive a Good Scout Award June 12 from the Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council for outstanding community leadership and exemplifying Scouting ideals. The award was presented during […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
Volunteers and staff work at the St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Radiothon.Seated Volunteers Andy Kuhta, Carol Kuhta,  Bernice Oleyar and Joann Pressman 
                                answering phones at the Radiothon.  Foundation staff Betty Moher and Lyn McCarthy validating paperwork.

St. Vincent’s Radiothon raises more than $110,000 for cancer patients

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The WICC Annual Radiothon for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, which took place last week, raised more than $110,000 to benefit cancer patients and survivors supported by the program. Every half hour, guests shared personal stories on the air with St. Vincent’s Dr. Frank Scifo and Dianne Auger, President of St. Vincent’s Foundation.  The […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
Lung-MAP trial arms for treatment

Yale participating in national lung cancer trial

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Yale Cancer Center was among the first 19 sites on Monday that launched a multi-center clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer that progressed after initial treatment. The trial, called the Lung Cancer Master Protocol is a public-private collaboration that includes the National Cancer Institute, Friends of Cancer Research, cancer centers across […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer