Two Fairfield County Women Honored at Heart Walk & 5K Run
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Hundreds of Fairfield County residents took steps to help their hearts, and the American Heart Association’s mission, at the AHA’s Heart Walk and 5K Run at Sherwood Island State Park on Saturday, April 22nd. The event combined heart-healthy exercise with fund raising to make an impact on the nation’s #1 killer—heart disease, and the #5 killer, stroke.
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Apr 24, 2017 - 7:50:20 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Announces Health & Wellness Programs and Special Events
Chaplains from the Department of Spiritual Care at Norwalk Hospital will be available at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles during Healthcare Decisions Week April 17-21, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm to create awareness and provide educational materials about the importance of making healthcare decisions.
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Apr 8, 2017 - 5:25:41 AM

Kelly Corrigan, Author, Philanthropist, and Breast Cancer Survivor to Speak at Caregiver Symposium at Danbury Hospital
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Caregivers, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in caregiving issues are invited to attend the first Caregiver Symposium hosted by the Goldstone Caregiver Center at Danbury Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Danbury Hospital. This free symposium will begin in the Creasy Auditorium with a keynote speaker and conclude with a Resource Fair in the Robilotti Conference Center. Parking is available in the Rizzo Garage on Hospital Avenue.
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Apr 7, 2017 - 12:53:43 AM

Murphy, Health Committee dems call on president to protect americans from high medical costs and stop undermining the ACA
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), all members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in calling on President Trump to stop his efforts to undermine the benefits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The senators also urged President Trump to help stabilize the insurance market by taking action to protect the cost-sharing subsidies that help lower out-of-pocket health care costs for working families.
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Apr 4, 2017 - 3:52:13 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Announces Community Health Seminars, Wellness Programs and Special Events
Yufang Lin, MD, Western Connecticut Medical Group integrative medicine physician specialist, will present “Anxious Children-An Integrative Medicine Approach,” on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm at the Riverbook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road in Wilton. The presentation includes discussion on common types of anxiety in children and common triggers and proactive interventions to support a child’s health and well-being through modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet, sleep exercise, supplements, herbs and more. To register for this program, call 1-866-NHB-WELL.
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Apr 3, 2017 - 6:25:46 AM

Spring Lectures and Community Health Forum at New Milford Hospital
Alexandra Chalif, MS, MP, whose expertise includes psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Medical Hypnosis in Surgery, will present Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body on March 30 at 6:00 pm. For $5, seniors show their senior center ID and can enjoy a healthy, well-balanced meal.
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Mar 29, 2017 - 7:55:02 AM

Murphy: New Report: Trumpcare Will Cost Connecticut Families & Seniors Thousands More For Health Care
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released on Friday the following statement on a new state-by-state cost analysis by the Center for American Progress, which found that Trumpcare will cost Connecticut residents and their families thousands more for health care. Specifically the report found that under Trumpcare, the average adult in Connecticut would see health care costs rise over $4,000, including over $6,000 for low-income individuals and $10,000 for older residents. Connecticut families would also get hit with higher costs, with families on average being forced to pay $8,600 to $14,000 more.
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Mar 20, 2017 - 2:47:08 AM

Malloy announces impact of Trumpcare on CT
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that according to a new analysis of the impact on the State of Connecticut of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act – also known as Trumpcare – healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of state residents could be threatened, and as much as $1 billion in annual costs would be added to the state at full implementation after 2020.
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Mar 13, 2017 - 5:14:33 PM

Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital & Norwalk Hospital announces storm related closings
The National Winter Service is forecasting a winter storm which is expected to produce significant impacts to the region early Tuesday morning, March 14 into Wednesday morning, March 15. More
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:07:10 PM

With Major Winter Storm Forecast for Tomorrow, DPH Warns of Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
With growing confidence that Connecticut will be impacted by a major winter storm on Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and urges them to take steps to prevent deadly CO poisoning. In anticipation of power outages, DPH is very concerned about improper use of portable generators and other sources of heat, which could lead to CO poisoning. When power goes out many people run portable generators inside or close to the home, or use charcoal grills inside the home. Generators should be placed at least 20 feet from the house and never inside the house, on a porch, basement, garage or shed. Charcoal grills should never be used indoors.
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Mar 13, 2017 - 4:06:40 PM

WCMG Offers Telehealth as a New and Convenient After-Hours Option for Patients
The Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) is making it easier for their existing patients to access primary care evenings and on weekends. WCMG-NOW Telehealth and the Night Nurse Service are conveniently designed to extend patient care access beyond regular office hours.
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Feb 28, 2017 - 3:14:45 AM

Malloy highlights CT's ranking at top state in nation on mental health wellness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy highlighted the release of a report by one of the nation’s leading community-based nonprofits dedicated to the needs of those living with mental illness, which ranked Connecticut as the top state in the country on mental health wellness issues.
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Feb 27, 2017 - 3:11:45 AM

Norwalk Hospital Volunteers Donate New Ambulance to Hospital
The Norwalk Hospital Volunteers organization has donated a new ambulance to Norwalk Hospital to expand its fleet of emergency vehicles and increase its capacity to meet the acute medical care needs of the greater Norwalk community.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 12:43:22 AM

City of Bridgeport to Kick off Annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ Campaign Tuesday to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease and Diabetes
The City of Bridgeport and City Council members will kick off the third annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign to raise awareness of heart disease and diabetes on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 with a screening for members of the Bridgeport City Council prior to their regular meeting. This Screening will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bridgeport City Council chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign will take place during Heart Month in February, , in cooperation with the Get Healthy CT grass roots public health campaign and the health departments of Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull and Monroe. The campaign is designed to benefit area residents with health information and education, especially in underserved communities. Its goal is to teach individuals to monitor their numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels and what these mean to their overall health, and how to identify unknown cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes through reading the numbers. Get Healthy CT will also encourage those with existing disease to learn how to manage their condition.
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Jan 16, 2017 - 1:52:39 AM

Norwalk Hospital Receives Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation
The Phyllis and David Komansky Cardiac and Vascular Center at Norwalk Hospital has earned a full three-year Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation, from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
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Dec 20, 2016 - 4:44:44 AM

Connecticut ranked third healthiest in the nation by United Health Foundation
Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and the State Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino last week hailed United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings, which show that Connecticut is the 3rd healthiest state in the nation, behind only Hawaii and Massachusetts. Last year, Connecticut was ranked 6th. The rankings are based on a comprehensive health assessment of each state including behaviors, community and environment, public and health policies, and clinical care. 
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Dec 19, 2016 - 4:17:17 AM

DPH Offers Tips on Safely Preparing Your Holiday Meals
The Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Connecticut residents that food safety is especially important as they prepare holiday meals. Many holiday dinners include meat and poultry, a possible source of foodborne disease if not handled and prepared properly. This holiday season, DPH urges consumers to prevent foodborne illness and follow the basic principles of food safety and good hygiene when buying and preparing food items.
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Nov 24, 2016 - 2:58:41 PM

Starling Physicians Partners with Aetna on Oncology Medical Home Model
Starling Physicians is proud to announce a partnership with Aetna to participate in an oncology medical home model that is designed to improve the care experience for patients. This model is dedicated to enhancing the delivery of quality and value in cancer care. It will include ongoing monitoring and measurement to allow for the continued improvement to the patient experience.
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Oct 28, 2016 - 1:42:37 AM

CT Mom Inspires New Law Requiring Schools to Teach Breast Health Education
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During her own battle with breast cancer, Mary Ann Wasil of Milford created the nonprofit Get In Touch Foundation (GIT) to educate girls about breast health. As an all-girls’ high school, Lauralton Hall has had a strong GIT school chapter for ten years and active youth ambassadors who help raise awareness about the cause. In recognition of the students’ support, GIT President Betsy Nilan and Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) recently held a press conference at Lauralton Hall on Oct. 5th to announce the passage of a new law inspired by Wasil.
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Oct 6, 2016 - 11:12:35 AM

Norwalk Health Department Announces its Flu Clinic Dates
The leaves are changing, and the air is getting cooler—that must mean flu season will be here soon! Never fear, the Norwalk Health Department has the information and services you need to protect yourself and your family.
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Oct 6, 2016 - 9:28:52 AM

Children's Fund of Connecticut Awards Grant to UCONN to Study Pediatric Emergency Department Use for Behavioral Health Concerns
The Children's Fund of Connecticut (CFC) announced the award of a one-year $57,500 grant to the University of Connecticut School of Social Work to evaluate the impact of Connecticut's Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) program on the use of emergency departments (ED) among youth with behavioral health concerns. When children face behavioral health crises, many families turn to hospital EDs for treatment. Although treatment in an ED can be the appropriate level of care for youth at imminent risk of harm to themselves or others (e.g., actively suicidal, experiencing psychotic symptoms), for many other youth, community-based alternatives are preferred. Connecticut has developed one of the nation's best mobile crisis intervention service programs for children (EMPS), which is used by many families and schools as an alternative to an ambulance or ED.
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Oct 3, 2016 - 6:07:23 AM

Jeffrey A. Gordon, MD Sworn in as 178th President of Connecticut State Medical Society
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At the 224th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut State Medical Society, Jeffrey A. Gordon, MD was sworn in as the 178th CSMS President. An actively-practicing hematologist-oncologist at the New London Cancer Center, he is the first Windham County physician to serve as CSMS President in 30 years.
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Oct 3, 2016 - 6:04:50 AM

New Stamford Hospital Opens, Bringing New Era of Care to Region
On September 26, 2016, Stamford Health President and CEO Brian Grissler, other Stamford Health executives and Stamford Hospital staff participated in a celebratory ribbon cutting commemorating the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The $450 million project opened on schedule and on budget – representing one of the largest hospital projects in the country this year, according to healthcare construction data.
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Oct 3, 2016 - 5:31:32 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Programs and Special Events Taking Place in October
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) is promoting breast cancer awareness throughout the entire month of October, which is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Network’s cancer centers will be hosting, sponsoring and supporting programs and events that are educational, informative and even entertaining – but all will focus on the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. The schedule of events is as follows:
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Oct 2, 2016 - 10:30:07 AM

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Vincent's Mobile Mammography Coach to Offer Free and Low-Cost Digital Screenings
To mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the St. Vincent's Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its luxurious mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older.
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Sep 30, 2016 - 8:00:37 AM

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