FDA tags sunlamps as ‘high risk’

For those who insist on hitting the tanning salon, despite warnings that tanning could be hazardous to your health, here comes another sign that you should rethink the whole fake ‘n’ bake thing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reclassified sunlamp products — and the ultraviolet lamps used in these products — as high […] [Read More]
Dr. Howard Taubin

Bridgeport Hospital doc gets national award

Dr. Howard L. Taubin, of Woodbridge, vice chairman of the Bridgeport Hospital board of directors, has received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association Distinguished Clinician Award in the private practice category for his outstanding leadership and excellence in the practice of gastroenterology. The award is one of only two Distinguished Clinician Awards presented by the AGA […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Class on therapeutic touch offered at Griffin

Griffin Hospital is offering a basic level Therapeutic Touch workshop on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. in the hospital Dining Room, 130 Division St., Derby, for individuals interested in learning about this healing method. Therapeutic Touch is an energy healing technique that is derived from the ancient practice of laying on […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health

State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in 12 priority areas, including nutrition, physical activity, obesity, tobacco, heart health, cancer, diabetes, and asthma. A comprehensive set of indicators track progress in each of these priority […] [Read More]
Women’s 5K winner Lisa Romanchick of Trumbull (center), flanked by Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab and Foundation Director of Development Susan Chudwick

Bridgeport Hospital Home Run attracts record crowd

Sunny skies and a cool breeze helped attract a record turnout of more than 750 to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the 11th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run May 25. The event, organized by the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation and presented by AMR, included a 5K run, walk and wheelchair race, and a children’s fun […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer, Trumbull

Breast cancer and nutrition discussed in Fairfield

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a nutrition support group led by Amy DiCioccio, onoclogy dietitian, today from 1 to 2 p.m. All breast cancer patients, at all stages of diagnosis and treatment, are invided to discuss important topics regarding nutrition and breast cancer. To register, call 203-255-5469. [Read More]

Talk on gluten-free living in Monroe

Twist of Taste, 406 Main St., Monroe, will host a discussion on “Gluten-Free Living Made Simple” lead by Sharon See, Holistic Health Coach at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sample gluten-free fare provided by Twist of Taste. Seating is limited. Call 203-922-1562 or email [Read More]
Categories: General, nutrition
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