FDA makes chunks of data available to the public

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched openFDA, a new initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large, important public health datasets collected by the agency. In alignment with the recent Presidential Executive Order on Open Data and the Department of Health and Human Services Health […] [Read More]
Vitas Memorial Day Veterans Ceremony 5-27-14

Veterans at Northbridge Health Care honored

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On Tuesday, May 27, Jim Denicola, Veteran Liaison; Linda Cammarota, Vitas RN; Maureen Carofano, Vitas Representative, and residents at Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, honored the Northbridge resident veterans during a touching ceremony provided by Vitas.  The ceremony included singing patriotic songs, a salute to the flag, presented by a veteran resident, presentation of certificates […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Relay for Life next weekend in Shelton

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The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is a sponsor of the 2014 Relay For Life of Shelton and Naugatuck Valley set for June 7-8 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Relay For Life is an overnight walk-a-thon that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s cancer education and research. The Center for Cancer Care […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Shelton

Access Health CT storefronts become educational centers

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The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT, is putting its two storefronts into relative hibernation now that open enrollment for the exchange has closed. Upon the completion of the 2014 open enrollment cycle, the Access Health CT enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven will be closed for day-to-day business; going forward, they […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Breast center adds three advisory board members

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has added three new members to its Advisory Board.      Georgia Adams of Westport is a community volunteer and philanthropist.  Over the past 20 years, she has assumed leadership positions on several not-for-profit boards, including the Westport-Weston United Way, Westport Public School Systems PTA, and National Charity League.  […] [Read More]
Taking part in the check presentation at the gala were (l-r) Auxiliary President Ulla Atweh; SurgEase Medical Director Ed Castillo, MD; hospital President and CEO Bill Jennings; Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab; and SurgEase Nurse Manager Diane Youd.

Hospital Auxiliary offers up $100,000 for surgery unit

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More than 150 people attended the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala May 22 at the Birchwood Country Club in Westport. During the event, the auxiliary presented a $100,000 check from its past year’s fundraising activities to support the renovation of the SurgEase ambulatory surgery unit at the hospital. The amount represents the final installment of […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Derby’s Griffin Hospital to host men’s health talks

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Griffin Hospital will host two men’s health talks and free health screenings this June to help men know and understand their health numbers. Dr. Brian Sperling will present “How ya doin’, Man?” on Thursday, June 12 and Tuesday June 24 at the hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. In recognition of Men’s Health Month, these […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, prostate cancer
Syringes used for giving tetanus and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) shots.

CDC: Measles at 20-year high

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  Measles hit a 20-year high in the U.S. this year, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says 288 cases of measles were reported to them in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the […] [Read More]