St. Vincent’s hosts support group

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  A free breast cancer survivor support group, sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800  Main Street, Bridgeport. The next date […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts digestion talks

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Griffin Hospital is offering two free presentations to help individuals get the “inside tract” on digestive health this March. Hospital physicians will present “The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of the Digestive System” on March 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St. in Derby, explaining how the digestive […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health

Access Health to be down for maintenance … again

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The website for Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange will be unavailable due to system maintenance activities beginning Friday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. and finishing on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6 a.m.  During this period of time, the Access Health CT website (www.AccessHealthCT.com) will not be available.  Consumers are reminded they have […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Bridgeport Hospital heart lab reaccredited

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  Bridgeport Hospital’s echocardiography laboratory has been reaccredited for a full three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for meeting national standards of care. The reaccreditation follows a thorough review of the laboratory’s operations and technology by a panel of experts. This is the third reaccreditation for the Bridgeport Hospital echocardiography lab, which was one […] [Read More]

Dangerous gut bacteria aided turning off immunity ‘switch’

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Immune system defenses against dangerous bacteria in the gut can be breached by turning off a single molecular switch that governs production of the protective mucus lining our intestinal walls, according to a study led by researchers at Yale, the University of British Columbia, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. “This gut microbiota has been […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Poison Control hosts video contest

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Got a burning message to share about poison control? That the Connecticut Poison Control Center wants your videos! The center is hosting a contest. You can read the rules and regulations at their website, and get some more details in the video below: [Read More]
Categories: General, health
This is what the nutrition labels on packaged foods could look like if changes proposed by the FDA go through.

FDA proposes change to nutrition labels

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is looking to change the nutrition facts labels that appear on packaged foods.  The proposed labels would reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Agency on Aging gets RSVP grant

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The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut announced this week that its RSVP group was awarded a $72,382 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service  to support senior volunteer activities. These funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS. […] [Read More]
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