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FDA advises against mixing certain cold meds and driving

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We’re entering the much-dreaded cold and allergy season, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know there are over-the-counter medicines that can make you drowsy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery safely. Over-the-counter medicines are also known as OTC or nonprescription medicines. All these terms mean the same […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
Linda Schwartz

Former state VA commissioner to speak at Quinnipiac

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Linda Schwartz, the recently confirmed assistant secretary of veterans affairs for policy and planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will discuss “What Health Professionals Need to Know About the Health Risks of Veterans” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Fall classes for seniors

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The fall semester of Watermark University at the Watermark in Bridgeport is now underway, with course catalogs available to seniors living in greater Bridgeport. Watermark University is a continuing education program consisting of a wide variety of classes and events designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies active. Classes are held at the senior-living community, […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly

Healthy Happy Kids nutrition program starts

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers will offer another free, nine-week Healthy Happy Kidz nutrition program for overweight children, ages 5 to 9, Mondays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 6 to Dec. 4. All classes will take place in the first-floor pediatric gym at Ahlbin Centers’ Bridgeport location, 226 Mill […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition
Cody Miles

Anti-obesity effort touts limiting screen time

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Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging area residents to limit their time in front of TV and computer screens and spend more time exercising. The group’s website, GetHealthyCT.org, offers a variety of suggestions on how to limit the time adults and children spend online or […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity

Bridgeport Hospital exec named CFO of the year

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Pat McCabe, senior vice president/chief financial officer for Bridgeport Hospital and senior vice president, Yale New Haven Health System, has been named 2014 CFO of the Year (large business category) by the Fairfield County Business Journal. Awards were determined by a distinguished panel of business leaders, including Peter M. Gioia, vice president and economist, Connecticut […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, Shelton

Hacking Health @ Yale

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Yale University is about to hack the health care system. From Friday to Sunday, Oct. 10 to 12, teams of doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, and experts from other fields will muster their collective creativity to tackle a laundry list of health care challenges. Called “Hacking Health @ Yale,” the event will look at everything from patient […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stamford ‘Food for Life’ nutrition class

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Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center will offer the latest installment in its Fall Food for Life program at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford. This four-class series will help students learn how to choose and prepare healthier foods. Led by oncology-certified registered dietitian Lisa Shepard and […] [Read More]
Categories: General