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Farmer’s markets open in Bridgeport

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Hopefully, you read our story last month about how farmer’s markets throughout the state are helping to get healthy food to those living in so-called ‘food deserts.’ At that time, a lot of Bridgeport’s markets weren’t open yet. But city officials announced today that farmer’s market season in the city is in full swing. “In […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, nutrition

Diabetes discussion with Stamford Hospital docs

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Join Stamford Hospital physicians for a talk on diabetes from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Maplewood at Darien, 599 Post Road, Darien. Debbie Milne, Director of Stamford Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center, and Dr. Melissa Goldstein will discuss diabetes, including risk factors and treatment options. Call 877-233-9355 to register. Light refreshments will […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, Stamford

Bridgeport Hospital provides genetic counseling

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute and Yale Cancer Center provide monthly genetic counseling services by appointment, including Wednesday, July 16, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave. in Trumbull. Services are provided by a certified genetic counselor. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-764-8400. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer

Look Good … Feel Better in Bridgeport

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Look Good … Feel Better is an American Cancer Society program helps women with cancer improve their appearance and self-image through hands-on beauty techniques. It will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the Operations Conference Room, first floor, Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. To register, call 888-357-2396. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
School of Nursing Director Mary Alice Donius of Sacred Heart University's College of Health Professions - photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek 7/2/14

Sacred Heart names new director of nursing school

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The College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University has named Mary Alice Donius director of the School of Nursing, effective July 1. Donius, a resident of Scarborough, N.Y., previously served as associate professor in the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle, where she was dean for seven years. Her prior experience […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, nursing
Senior Motorists

Senior driving class in Bridgeport

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AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the first-floor administration conference room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, which covers handouts and instructional materials. To register, call (888) 357-2396. Classes are taught by trained […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly

American Cancer Society honors volunteers

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Ten Connecticut residents have been awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Award this year by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. This volunteer award is the most honored accolade by the New England Division.  The 2014 recipients include: Teresa Banker, Pawcatuck; Rebecca Lazinsk, South Windsor; Bob Maxon, West Hartford; Joyce McAloon, Southington; Annie […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, health

NIH: Obese adults at increased risk of dying young

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Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries. The study, led by researchers from the National […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity