The author of "Triumph over Tragedy," John Tartaglio races in an Iron Man Triathalon, swimming, biking and runnning. He will be honorary ride chairperson at this year's Folks on Spokes-Folks on Foot event to benefit Bridges in Milford.

Run/ride will benefit Bridges in Milford

Bridges, the Milford area community based mental health services provider will sponsor its 23rd Annual Folks on Spokes-Folks on Foot Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health on Sunday, Sept. 14. This year’s event includes a 5K race, which will benefit children, adolescents and families in need of  intensive, home-based psychiatric and support services. In addition, […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Milford
: At the July 30 Quality Award ceremony (l-r) Dan Walsh, director of Patient Experience and Volunteers Services; MaryEllen Kosturko, senior vice president, Patient Care Operations and chief nursing officer; dual award winner Nyla Petrahai; Norm Roth, chief operating officer; and Jennifer O’Neil, nurse manager, Intermediate Care Area.

Stratford resident, nurse wins two awards for care

When Bridgeport Hospital nurse resident Nyla Petrahai sat with an elderly patient for nearly 12 hours, nursing her through the pain of a broken leg by holding her hand and singing “You Are My Sunshine,” she probably just thought she was doing her job. But her compassionate treatment of the patient earned the Stratford two […] [Read More]

Stand up to Cancer viewing party at Sacred Heart

To help support the grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer, volunteer organizers of the American Cancer Society’s Fairfield County’s Relay For Life events will host a viewing party for the primetime Stand Up To Cancer special at Sacred Heart University-University Commons on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. A $25 registration fee includes a commemorative […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield

Alzheimer’s caregiver support

An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Northbridge Health Care Center, 2875 Main Street, Bridgeport. RSVP by calling Lisa Fratarcangeli at 203-336-0232, extension 151. [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's

St. Vincent’s offers mobile mammography

The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Brazilian Day Festival, in the Seaside Park Band Shell in Bridgeport and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Carriage Green, 77 Plains […] [Read More]

Reiki workshops in Derby

Griffin Hospital in Derby is offering area residents an opportunity to learn and hone their technique in Reiki, a body, mind, and spirit approach to medicine and healing, with Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 workshops this fall. Reiki is a complementary healing method based on ancient healing practices. It involves the conscious direction of […] [Read More]
Dental health

Survey: Many go three years between dental visits

While about two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) currently visit the dentist at least once a year, nearly half of them (47 percent) have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist at one time in their lives. That’s according to a new poll from New Jersey-based Delta Dental. The survey showed that nearly six […] [Read More]
Categories: dental
Speaking in Spanish, Dr. Diane Staves, right, explains a prescription to Isabel Membreno, a grandmother from Nicaragua now living in Norwalk. The Americares clinic in Sono provides free medical care and some medication to patients. Andrew Sullivan/Staff photo

AmeriCares gets $2 million donation

The OdysseyRe Foundation has committed $2 million over the next five years to support AmeriCares disaster response work and the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut. The majority of the funding – $1.5 million – will ensure access to care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. It includes operating support for the Weisman AmeriCares […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General