Multidisciplinary Care Team Expanding at Hospital for Special Care’s Autism Center
The Hospital for Special Care (HSC) has expanded the multidisciplinary care team at the Autism Center to respond to growing community need for services as the center marks five years of service to children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. “We are pleased to continue to develop our highly specialized, multidisciplinary team,” said Lynn Ricci, FACHE, president and CEO of HSC. “The need for these services continues to grow across Connecticut and our integrated team approach integrates a range of specialties to address the unique needs and strengths of each child and family.”
Feb 19, 2018 - 5:38:23 AM

City of Bridgeport, City Council to Host Free Health Screenings to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Diabetes
The City of Bridgeport City Council members and The Greater Bridgeport Primary Care Action Group will host the fifth annual “Know Your Numbers” campaign with free health screenings today, February 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In an effort to raise awareness for heart disease and diabetes during American Heart Month, the Greater Bridgeport Primary Care Action Group, a regional collaborative that includes Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and other healthcare, government and social service agencies will provide free community health screenings in Bridgeport and throughout the region until February 28th.
Feb 10, 2018 - 10:03:52 PM

Waveny Offers Support Group for Caregivers Coping with the Impacts of Dementia
Waveny LifeCare Network hosts a regularly-scheduled public support group for people coping with the impact of caring for a loved one with dementia. Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the Lila and Harry Coleman Library at 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, Waveny’s group is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.
Feb 1, 2018 - 12:14:00 AM

National Wear Red Day Coming Friday, Feb 2nd! Wear Red to Raise Awareness for Women's #1 Killer--Heart Disease
Pop quiz, ladies! What’s the number one killer of men AND women? It’s heart disease. Most men know their number one health threat, but far too many women still don’t know this fact, and costing them their lives. The American Heart Association (AHA) wants residents to Go Red on Friday, February 2nd for National Wear Red Day to help shine a light on the number one killer of men and women—heart disease. Companies, community organizations and residents are invited wear red, and get creative to make landmarks, main streets, buildings and homes “Go Red” to kick off February’s American Hearth Month.
Jan 30, 2018 - 12:26:39 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network to Offer Community Health and Wellness Programs
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) in collaboration with the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut will host a free health and wellness program regarding the new AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines on Tuesday, February, 6 from 1-2 pm at the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield. Featured speaker will be Harvey Kramer, MD, a board certified, fellowship trained specialist in cardiology who maintains his full-time practice with Western Connecticut Medical Group in Southbury. He serves as director of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Danbury Hospital’s Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center where an extended team of physicians, nurses and other professionals offer advanced expertise and the latest technology for patients with cardiovascular disease. A blood pressure self-monitoring information session will follow. To register, please call Debbie Nichols at 203-775-4444, ext. 136.
Jan 30, 2018 - 12:08:25 AM

Norwalk Health Department Urges Residents to Test Their Homes for Radon
In support of National Radon Action Month, the Norwalk Health Department urges residents to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and to test for radon in their homes.
Jan 29, 2018 - 12:22:32 PM

City to Hold Free Flu Vaccination Clinic Saturday
In response to the widespread flu outbreak with enhanced influenza activity, State Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino has launched a statewide influenza vaccination campaign. Influenza Vaccination Clinics will be held by participating local Health Departments on January 27, 2018.
Jan 22, 2018 - 3:15:07 PM

PPSNE recognizes cervical health awareness month in January
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is urging people in Connecticut and Rhode Island to start the New Year off right by taking charge of their health by scheduling important preventive screenings, such as a Pap test, which can detect irregularities that lead to cervical cancer.
Jan 13, 2018 - 12:23:36 AM

DPH:  Food Stores and Pharmacies May Apply to Become Authorized WIC Vendors
The Department of Public Health (DPH) on Wednesday announced that grocery stores and pharmacies can apply through the month of January to participate in the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). More
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:19:46 AM

DPH: Celebrate a healthy new year with a radon test
DPH offering 1200 free radon test kits during the second week of January

The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
Jan 8, 2018 - 6:10:02 AM

As Temperatures Drop, Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rises
Now that CT residents have turned on the heat in their homes, it is especially important to remember about the dangers of carbon monoxide gas. Everyone who uses oil, natural gas, liquid propane, or wood and pellet stoves should make sure that their heating system has been cleaned and inspected within the last year. If the burning of fuel is incomplete, carbon monoxide gas can form and build up in your home.
Dec 28, 2017 - 5:00:16 AM

Hartford Residents in Need Treated at Free Holistic Holiday Clinic
Dozens of people sought free acupuncture treatment at a clinic hosted by Connecticut Family Acupuncture on December 20th at the House of Bread in Hartford. Matt Maneggia and Jill Kleiber, licensed acupuncturists and owners of Connecticut Family Acupuncture, gave each person a 20-minute ear and scalp treatment as an introduction to the healing benefits of the all-natural procedure.
Dec 23, 2017 - 1:39:40 PM

With Influenza Widespread in CT and 3 Flu-Related Deaths Already This Season, DPH Advises It’s Still Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot
Influenza (flu) activity has rapidly increased in the past two weeks and has contributed to the deaths of three individuals in Connecticut over the age of 65 so far this season, according to the State Department of Public Health (DPH). While the increase in flu activity and deaths is not unusual for this time of year, DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino strongly urged people who have not yet had a flu shot to get one.
Dec 23, 2017 - 9:40:18 AM

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England renovates patient-centered medical home in Hartford
On Monday, October 23, 2017 Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) opened its doors to its new state-of-the-art health center in Hartford, Conn. PPSNE is at the same address – 1229 Albany Avenue in the North End of Hartford – but relocated its health center and education center across the hall to a completely renovated and redesigned space. The move comes on the heels of the health center receiving National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long?term, participative relationships.
Dec 7, 2017 - 7:16:39 AM

Access Health CT, Rep. Joe Courtney announce enrollment fair in New London on Saturday, December 2, 2017
Access Health CT CEO (AHCT) Jim Wadleigh and Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Wednesday announced the details of the third enrollment fair during the 2018 Open Enrollment period. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, a team of Access Health CT staff, enrollment specialists, certified application counselors, and brokers will provide free in-person assistance to help consumers shop for healthcare coverage from 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm at the New London Opportunities Industrialization Center (106 Truman Street, New London, CT).
Nov 30, 2017 - 4:50:45 AM

Access Health CT, Rep. John B. Larson announce enrollment fair in Manchester on Saturday, November 18, 2017
Access Health CT CEO (AHCT) Jim Wadleigh and Representative John B. Larson (CT-01) today announced the details of the second of five enrollment fairs taking place during this Open Enrollment period. This Saturday, November 18, 2017, Access Health CT staff, enrollment specialists, certified application counselors, and brokers will be on-site to help consumers shop for healthcare coverage from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Manchester Memorial Hospital (71 Haynes St, Manchester, CT).
Nov 16, 2017 - 2:27:49 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Offers Health and Wellness programs on Integrative Medicine, Diabetes Awareness and Smoking Cessation
A Community Health Forum on Integrative Medicine will take place at New Milford Hospital on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 6 pm in the New Milford Hospital Cafe. The program explores ideas related to healthy food choices, disease and cancer prevention habits and lifestyle with information and resources available to inspire changes in behavior. Featured speakers will be Alexandra Chalif, MS, MP, Marcia Engle, QTTP, Lisa Marie Lee, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Gabriele Cronin, LMT, New Milford Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Practitioners. They will discuss their individual programs and services and provide demonstrations. For $8.50, community residents can enjoy a healthy and affordable meal prior to the program created by New Milford Hospital’s Award winning Plow to Plate Program® in partnership with Unidine Corporation. Registration is preferred. For more information about the forum or to register, please call 860-210-5302.
Nov 13, 2017 - 5:51:18 AM

HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health Expands Services
The national leader in orthopedics and the largest hospital in Fairfield County today advanced their collaboration by opening the inpatient surgical unit of HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health. The collaboration previously introduced a sports rehabilitation facility at Chelsea Piers and outpatient surgery at the Tully Health Center.
Oct 31, 2017 - 5:48:05 AM

CT Marathon Runners Get a Leg Up Using Natural Therapy
As Hartford Marathon runners rejoice in their accomplishment last weekend, many already have their eyes on the next long distance race. For a true competitive edge, Matt Maneggia, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Connecticut Family Acupuncture, says look no further than the tip of a needle.
Oct 20, 2017 - 7:14:53 AM

Pioneering Care Delivery Model Connects Patients to Latest Cancer Care Advances
Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cancer program at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:08:44 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Presents Breast Cancer Awareness Month Programs and Special Events, Discussions on Aromatherapy and Caregiver Burnout
A Breast Cancer Awareness Program will be held on Tuesday, October 3, at the Regional YMCA, Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield at 12 pm. The featured speaker will be Danbury Hospital breast surgeon Zandra Cheng, MD. Registration is required and can be made by contacting Debbie Nichols, Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut at 203-775-4444, ext. 136.
Oct 2, 2017 - 6:19:31 AM

24th Annual Stamford Health Expo will be on Saturday October 14, 2017
A community health fair is scheduled for Saturday October 14, 2017 at 9:00 am at 90 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT. The Hispanic Advisory Council of Greater Stamford (HACGS) is a networking organization that brings together representatives of non-profits, governmental agencies as well as local businesses serving the Hispanic community. The purpose of the HACGS network is to share information about resources available to the community, announce initiatives, create relationships, find collaborators and seek cooperation and coordination on various initiatives and programs. The council, established in 1996, brings thousands of dollars worth of free health care services to one to two thousand participants annually. The council seeks to find ways to collaborate and cooperate and find ways to serve the Hispanic community more effectively and efficiently. More
Sep 27, 2017 - 4:57:31 AM

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off New Light The Night Fall Campaign
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter will celebrate its 2017 Light The Night® announces the Fall Walk Schedule. More
Sep 12, 2017 - 2:25:23 PM

WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies announces Wellness Wednesday workshops, more
The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS), contained within the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences (HPX), continues its focus on promoting health and wellbeing for the community by hosting a series of new “Wellness Wednesday” workshops this semester. Wellness Wednesday workshops are one of the many educational offerings from the HPX department and the IHHS at WCSU. The series is designed to bring greater awareness to the many influences on our health and well-being, and to provide simple and easy practices to promote general health.
Sep 11, 2017 - 3:06:27 AM

Norwalk Hospital Receives $35,000 Grant From Newman’s Own Foundation
Norwalk Hospital has received a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to support specialized pediatric care services at the WCHN Pediatric Development & Therapy Center (PDTC) in Norwalk.
Sep 7, 2017 - 3:44:04 PM

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