UNH professor to speak on drug abuse, ethics at national conference

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Summer McGee, associate professor of public management at the University of New Haven, will discuss the ethical imperative to prevent prescription drug abuse and the need to improve training in ethics for healthcare administrators at a national conference in November. McGee, who was executive editor of The American Journal of Bioethics for four years, has […] [Read More]
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Hospital association names new officers

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At the Connecticut Hospital Association annual meeting on June 18, Bruce Cummings, the president and CEO of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, began his two-year term as Chairman of the CHA Board of Trustees.  He succeeds Susan L. Davis, former president/CEO of  St. Vincent’s Health Services (which includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport), and current […] [Read More]
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Yale opens pediatric specialty center in Trumbull

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Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital is opening a new pediatric specialty center at the Bridgeport Hospital outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The 11,000-square-foot facility includes 12 exam rooms, five infusion bays, an isolation room, a procedure room, a blood draw room, an exercise testing/pulmonary function […] [Read More]
Categories: pediatrics, Trumbull
Carl Lurix, President AARP Chapter #831; Rosemarie Ladela, Past and Honorary President AARP Chapter #831; and Katherine O’Shea, ESL Literacy Coordinator of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport.

Literacy discussed at AARP meeting

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The AARP Bridgeport Chapter #831 meeting on June 16, 2014, featured guest speaker, Katherine O’Shea, ESL Literacy Coordinator of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport. After the regular business meeting,  O’Shea spoke about students and volunteers.  The students usually come with a desire to learn English so that they can become U.S. citizens and obtain […] [Read More]
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Yale docs help hairless man grow locks

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A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a treatment by doctors at Yale University. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left the 25-year-old patient bare of hair. This is the first reported case of a successful targeted […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s named a model of safety in OSHA report

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport was recently featured on the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration educational website for hospitals as a model of hospital that practices safe patient handling. OSHA’s profile of St. Vincent’s Medical Center cites a “safety trumps all” attitude and a “high reliability” culture  that  have resulted in […] [Read More]

CT Challenge in Fairfield to host cancer Survivor Day event

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The CT Challenge will celebrate National Survivor Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at its Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. National Cancer Survivor Day is an annual celebration held in towns and cities across the U.S.  It honors cancer survivors and their supporters and is usually held on the first […] [Read More]
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CVS to raise funds for lung cancer prevention

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CVS/pharmacy has announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. From now through June 29, CVS/pharmacy customers in Connecticut will have the opportunity […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer