(left to right)  Da’Von Soares, Shawana Davis and their son Carter Soares of Stratford with  Dr. Cheryl Menzies.

Bridgeport Hospital hosts reunion of Newborn Intensive Care Unit staff, patients

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  Premature babies and their families – nearly 200 people in all – reunited with the staff of the Bridgeport Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit Saturday, May 2. The annual event, which includes refreshments and family entertainment, celebrates the progress made by the babies – some weighing 1 to 2 lbs. at birth – and […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, childbirth
Mildred Johnston walks along a path at the Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park in Gainesville, Fla.

Anti-obesity coalition offers tips for enjoying outdoor activities in spring

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If you’ve been using the long, cold, snowy winter as an excuse to stay indoors, Get Healthy CT says spring is here and it’s time to get outside and get moving. To help you do this, the regional wellness coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers is offering free information, […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Lisa Niemi Swayze

Swayze’s widow draws 100 guests to Cancer College in Trumbull

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More than 100 people attended the April 25 Yale New Haven Health Cancer College at the Trumbull Marriott to learn about the latest advances in cancer prevention and treatment. Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze, was the keynote speaker at the conference, which was presented by the Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull

Children with autism spectrum disorders fare better if parents receive training

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Young children with autism spectrum disorder, who also have serious behavioral problems, showed improved behavior when their parents were trained with specific, structured strategies to manage tantrums, aggression, self-injury, and non-compliance. The findings from this parent training study by Yale and Emory University researchers were published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association […] [Read More]
President and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital Marna Borgstrom

Yale CEO named a top woman in healthcare

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Marna P. Borgstrom, president and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System and CEO Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been named to the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015 by Modern Healthcare magazine. Borgstrom has been with YNHHS since the beginning of her professional career. She received her master’s in public health at Yale School of […] [Read More]
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Mexico Drink the Water

Water operators recognized by Connecticut Department of Public Health

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In celebration of Connecticut Drinking Water Week, the Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section is recognizing Connecticut water operators for their contributions to the health and safety of the state’s drinking water. Raymond E. Baral, Assistant Manager of Water Treatment for The Metropolitan District Commission  received the 2015 Educational Public Health Drinking Water Merit […] [Read More]
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Federal government releases new database on Medicare prescription drug benefits

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the availability of new, privacy-protected data on Medicare Part D prescription drugs prescribed by physicians and other health care professionals in 2013. This data shows which prescription drugs were prescribed to Medicare Part D beneficiaries by which practitioners.   “This transparency will give patients, researchers, and providers […] [Read More]
Categories: medication
Bridgeport Hospital at 267 Grant St. in Bridgeport, Conn.

Bridgeport Hospital offering CPR, first aid, other classes

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Emergency Care Institute will offer the following American Heart Association self-care classes at the hospital, 267 Grant St. Registration is required. Call 203-384-4497. Adult, child and Infant CPR/defibrillator two-year certification – Wednesday, May 6, 6 – 9 pm. The cost is $65. Pediatric first aid/safety and adult, child and infant CPR/defibrillator training two-year […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport