Flu inching up ever so slowly in state

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Last week, the state Department of Public Health issued its first weekly flu report showing that, while the contagious respiratory illness was on the rise in the state, it was still at pretty low levels. This week’s flu report shows more of the same, though flu continues to rise. Last week, the state report that […] [Read More]

Griffin provides insurance help in Derby, Shelton

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Individuals interested in enrolling in Access Health CT can get free, one-on-one help from certified assisters at Griffin Hospital in Derby and the Valley United Way in Shelton. Margaret R. Sessa, RN, and Esther Jones, RN, will be available at Griffin Hospital’s Health Resource Center, 130 Division St. in Derby, from 9 a.m. to 4 […] [Read More]
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Yale study gives insight into birth defects

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Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine may have identified a key root cause of birth defects, according to a study published today in the online edition of the journal Nature. The report shows that a genetic mutation associated with congenital heart disease disrupts a key signaling mechanism and leads to a form of heart […] [Read More]
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Connecticut nutrition group applauds FDA trans fat stance

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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said it was considering labeling a popular trans fat as no longer “generally regarded as safe.” This week, Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the leading advocate of the dietetic profession in Connecticut, and the source for food and nutrition expertise for the Connecticut consumers — put […] [Read More]

Griffin, Sound Tigers offer reduced price tickets

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Griffin Hospital and The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are teaming up to bring men’s health to center ice by offering reduced price tickets for the Nov. 29 game against The Hartford Wolf Pack at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The Griffin Pharmacy & Gifts, located on the hospital ground floor at 130 Division St., Derby, […] [Read More]
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Cartoon doc created by Greenwich woman an inspiration

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In today’s Health and Fitness section, there’s a story about how the popular Disney Junior show “Doc McStuffins” is being used to inspire young women of color to get into medicine. The show was created by Greenwich native Chris Nee, largely to de-mystify doctors to her young son, who suffers from asthma. In the story, […] [Read More]
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“Diagnosis” columnist to speak at Quinnipiac

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Dr. Lisa Sanders, the author of the New York Times Magazine’s “Diagnosis” column, will present the lecture, “Every Patient Tells a Story: Using History in Diagnosis and Treatment,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus. RSVP for […] [Read More]
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When Minnie met Minnie in Bridgeport

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Halloween might be long over, but memories of its fun and frolic remain — like the above photo. Wondering who the two Minnies are (and why they didn’t call each other before heading out in the same outfit)? While visiting St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, on Halloween, “Minnie Mouse,” aka Denise Loeb, Community Liaison at […] [Read More]
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