Lung-MAP trial arms for treatment

Yale participating in national lung cancer trial

Yale Cancer Center was among the first 19 sites on Monday that launched a multi-center clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer that progressed after initial treatment. The trial, called the Lung Cancer Master Protocol is a public-private collaboration that includes the National Cancer Institute, Friends of Cancer Research, cancer centers across […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer

Milford breast cancer support group

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday July 2. Call Milford Hospital, […] [Read More]
Pictured (left to right): Laura, employee, Recreation Department; Joseph, Resident and Gift Shop Volunteer; and John, Gift Shop Volunteer.
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Maefair in Trumbull hosts Father’s Day event

Maefair Health Care Center, Trumbull, held a special “Coffee And…” for Residents and their families, in honor of Father’s Day on Saturday, June 14. Attendees were treated to scones, muffins, fresh fruit salad and more.  For some residents, their visitors represented family members from three generations. Maefair Health Care Center provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, Trumbull

Live Well workshop at Griffin Hospital in Derby

A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get their lives back. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, […] [Read More]
Instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio joined the celebration and offered dance lessons to survivors and staff.

Greenwich Hospital’s ‘Surviving Cancer’ a success

On Tuesday, June 10, Greenwich Hospital hosted “Surviving Cancer,” a tribute to cancer survivors from throughout the community. The celebration was a chance for survivors, friends and families to reconnect with volunteers and oncology staff and learn about resources available at the hospital and through community partners. “It’s great to come back to the hospital […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich

Quinnipiac nursing school gets $50,000 grant

The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. Quinnipiac was one of 52 schools to receive a grant through the NCIN program, which supports traditionally underrepresented students who make a career switch to nursing through […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing

‘We Care’ perinatal grief support group in Bridgeport

St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s “We Care” Perinatal Grief Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ambulatory Infusion Center waiting area located on level 3 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to the medical center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. The next dates are June […] [Read More]
Keynote speakers Bill and Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, share their story during the Rose of Hope luncheon Friday, June 13, 2014, at the home of Patti and Tom Keegan in Fairfield.

A stick in the mud at the Rose of Hope

As you may know, I attended Friday’s Rose of Hope luncheon to raise money for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, which took place at the Fairfield home of Tom and Patti Keegan. It was a lovely event, featuring a heartwarming, candid keynote address by TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic  and I […] [Read More]