Access Health CT (sort of) relaxes deadline

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Though Monday was technically the last day to sign up for coverage through the state’s health exchange, delays to both the state site and the federal site caused exchange officials to change their standards for what constituted “enrollment.” Monday was the deadline to sign up for those without health insurance to sign up for coverage […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
Dr. Rock Ferrigno, chair of Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Department, said Monday's ugly morning weather made for a busy day.

Slushy morning means high ER traffic at Bridgeport Hospital

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An icy, slushy morning usually means there will be lots of activity at Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency department. That’s kind of par for the course, said department chair Rock Ferrigno. But when a sudden hail and snowstorm hit the region Monday morning, Ferrigno was somewhat surprised by the fallout. Shortly after the weather cleared up — […] [Read More]

Bridgeport one of 50 worst cities for allergies

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Despite the lingering snowflakes on the ground today it is, in fact, spring. And with spring, comes spring allergy season. And with spring allergy season comes the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list of the country’s biggest “allergy capitals.” The foundation ranks the 100 most challenging metro areas in which to live with allergies […] [Read More]
Categories: allergies, Bridgeport

Last day to sign up for coverage through exchange

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As you might know, today is the last day for people without health coverage to sign up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Access Health CT. Those who remain uncovered when the deadline passes will face a penalty of either 1 percent of the family’s gross household income or $95 per uninsured individual […] [Read More]
St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center's mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull on Wednesday.

Mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull Tuesday

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The Swim Women’s Imaging Center mobile mammography unit will be at Spring Meadows 6949 Main St., Trumbull, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Due to funds raised by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, the SWIM Women’s Imaging Center’s Mobile Mammography Program offers mammography screenings at various locations such as, community centers, […] [Read More]

Breastfeeding support group at Bridgeport Hospital

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Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are welcome to bring […] [Read More]

‘Second wave’ of flu in state

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Flu activity is hitting a “second wave” in some areas of Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. After a few weeks of decline, major indicators of the contagious respiratory illness have spiked. For instance, emergency department visits attributed to “fever/flu syndrome” have recently increased and continue to make 5 percent or more […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, General, health
Katherine Chon will speak at Quinnipiac University next month.

Quinnipiac nursing school hosts human trafficking conference

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Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing and Albert Schweitzer Institute, along with St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport, will host the conference, “Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking,” May 29-30 on the North Haven Campus. Human trafficking, once thought to be limited to Third World countries, has become pervasive in the United States. President […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health