New urgent care center to open in Bridgeport

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A new brand of urgent care clinics will open at 161 Boston Ave. in Bridgeport this winter. Doctors Express urgent care walk-in medical clinic, which will be housed behind Burger King in the Bayview plaza, in the former Washington Mutual Bank, is slated for renovations,and doors to the urgent care wal-in clinic are expected to […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Access Health mural unveiled at Optimus in Bridgeport

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Access Health CT, the state’s health care exchange, unveiled a community wellness mural at Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport on Saturday. The dedication was part of a community celebration that included face painting and information about enrolling in health care through Access Health CT. Optimus is one of 300 assister organizations in the state that […] [Read More]
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Don’t invite food poisoning to Thanksgiving dinner

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This holiday season should be a time of giving thanks — not foodborne illness. But it’s no secret that turkey — that centerpiece of the Thanksgiving holiday — can make you ill if not handled properly. According the Connecticut Department of Health, one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year. Here […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety, General, health

“Flamingo Flock” raises $4,000 for breast center

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Three students from Fairfield Ludlowe High School participated in a Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser to benefit Bridgeport Hospital Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, raising nearly $4,000 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the center’s programs for women in need. The girls, Emma Bernstein, Sarah Mason and Jane Shanley, chose two neighbors to start the […] [Read More]

Study finds something fishy about sushi

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Think you’re doing something good for yourself by eating sushi? That depends on what kind you’re eating. A study published in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating certain kinds of sushi could expose lovers of the delicacy to high levels of mercury and lead to health risks. Researchers out of Rutgers University in […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital breast center receives national recognition

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The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Derby’s Griffin Hospital has achieved the highest level of quality breast health care recognition from the American College of Surgeons. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, recently granted a full three-year accreditation designation to the Hewitt Center for […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, cancer, Derby

Hub to federal health exchange to be down again this weekend

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Access Health CT, the state’s health care exchange has been informed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to perform maintenance on the federal data services hub beginning on Saturday, 9 p.m.  This maintenance will conclude on Sunday at 9 a.m. During this maintenance period, the federal data services hub will […] [Read More]
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Diabetes education at Get Healthy CT

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To recognize November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, the local obesity prevention program Get Healthy CT is raising awareness about the connection between obesity as a risk factor for diabetes. The coalition, whose mission is to reduce obesity in the greater Bridgeport and New Haven regions, has collected resources from some of the most respected […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, General, health