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The Beyond Limits Academic Program Announces Summer Tutoring and Enrichment Events
In an effort to help students combat the summer slide, the Beyond Limits Academic Program, a program of the Stamford Peace Basketball Club, announced it will expand its academic-year tutoring to include the summer months of July and August. They will continue to offer highly subsidized, one-on-one tutoring and informal mentoring, as well as summer enrichment activities, for middle and high-school students.
Jul 27, 2015 - 5:25:12 AM

Save Money and Support Organ Donation at Annual "Shop for a Cause" Event
Macy’s will partner with LifeChoice Donor Services, the non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) for six counties in Connecticut and three counties in Western Massachusetts, to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from LifeChoice Donor Services anytime from now until August 29th. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.
Jul 24, 2015 - 1:48:57 PM

Access Health CT releases preliminary research results
Access Health CT (AHCT) issued preliminary survey results Wednesday on healthcare coverage enrollees in year two of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Connecticut. The survey, conducted by The Pert Group, found that five in ten, or 50%, of new enrollees in Qualified Health Plans (QHP) did not have health insurance prior to enrolling for coverage via Access Health CT.
Jul 24, 2015 - 5:56:52 AM

Stamford Hospital First in Region to Use Advanced Endoscope
Stamford Hospital is the first in the region to offer the Fuse Endoscope System, a colorectal screening technology that allows doctors to see nearly twice as much surface area of the gastro intestinal (GI) tract, dramatically improving the effectiveness of colonoscopy exams.
Jul 24, 2015 - 5:55:55 AM

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Danbury Hospital #3 in Connecticut
Danbury Hospital has been ranked the #3 hospital in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report. According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Hospitals 2015-16, of the nearly 50 hospitals in Connecticut, Danbury Hospital is one of seven that exceeded expected standards of care in the following three adult procedures and conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, Knee Replacement
Jul 23, 2015 - 2:44:34 PM

New American Heart Association Cookbook features recipes using healthier cooking methods
The latest American Heart Association (AHA) cookbook to hit the shelves serves up a new twist: 175 recipes organized by 12 healthier cooking methods—including baking, broiling, braising, poaching, grilling, roasting, microwaving, blending, slow cooking, stewing, stir-frying and steaming—to bring versatility to your home-cooked meals, and better health to your menu.
Jul 8, 2015 - 8:25:21 AM

Wyman: Healthcare practices in Middlebury, Stratford, Brigedport, Danbury selected for medical home pilot program
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the State Innovation Model, Director of Healthcare Innovation Dr. Mark Schaefer, and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Vicki Veltri on Monday announced that Alliance Medical Group of Middlebury, Northeast Medical Group of Stratford, St. Vincent’s Health Partners of Bridgeport, and Western CT Health Network of Danbury will receive technical assistance under the State Innovation Model (SIM) Advanced Medical Home Vanguard pilot program. The four practices represent more than 30 providers in Connecticut.
Jul 7, 2015 - 1:30:33 PM

Experts to Discuss Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
On Wednesday, July 29, The Connecticut Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association and The Watermark at East Hill will host a Caregiver Support Group designed to provide the caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related disorders with updated information, emotional support, and problem solving solutions related to providing care.
Jul 7, 2015 - 1:10:11 PM

Connecticut becomes 24th state to make CPR training in schools a graduation requirement
American Heart Association volunteers and community leaders are celebrating the signing of Senate Bill 962 which Governor Malloy signed Wednesday June 24th. The bill will require all local and regional Boards of Education to include CPR as part of the health and safety curriculum to all students before they graduate.
Jun 26, 2015 - 10:13:15 AM

Western CT Medical Group Vascular Survery Service Earns Vein Center Accreditation
Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) announces that its Vascular Surgery Service has earned Vein Center Accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). WCMG’s Vein Center is the first and only center in the state of Connecticut and one of 40 in the entire country to achieve IAC Vein Center accreditation, as well as offering an Accredited Vascular Lab.
Jun 23, 2015 - 9:25:33 AM

Become A Life Saver
On Saturday, June 20, everyone is invited to enjoy a free day at Calf Pasture Beach and also to take advantage of an opportunity to acquire an effective, easy life-saving skill. In only 15 minutes, people of all ages can learn to use hands-only (compression) CPR to assist a person experiencing a cardiac event.
Jun 4, 2015 - 4:26:34 AM

Danbury Hospital Earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® of Approval Certification for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery
Danbury Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® of Approval and certification renewal for its joint replacement and spine surgery program by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. Danbury Hospital is a Joint Commission Center of Excellence in three Disease-Specific areas for surgery - hip replacement, knee replacement, and spine surgery, and has also achieved The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific certifications for its Primary Stroke Center and Palliative Care.
Jun 3, 2015 - 4:40:21 AM

Community Health Agencies Focus on Quality to Improve Delivery of Public Health Services
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Monday announced the “2015 Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative,” a six-month learning opportunity for community health agencies to improve how they provide key public health services.
May 20, 2015 - 9:10:55 AM

Norwalk Dental Specialists Donate $178,000 in Services to Day Street Community Health Center Patients
Day Street Community Health Center (CHC) recently hosted an appreciation event to recognize six dental specialists and one general dentist from the greater Norwalk area who donated their time to see 150 dental patients from CHC who required specialty care. Over the last three years, these dentists provided more than $178,000 of in-kind services.
May 20, 2015 - 9:08:00 AM

Public Health Awards Announced for Contributions to State’s Drinking Water
In celebration of Connecticut Drinking Water Week, the Department of Public Health (DPH) Drinking Water Section is recognizing Connecticut water operators for their outstanding contributions to the health and safety of the state’s drinking water.
Apr 30, 2015 - 3:32:20 PM

Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Ayotte and Rep. Himes re-introduce resolution for National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) joined with Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.-4th) in re-introducing a resolution to recognize May as National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. The resolution was inspired by seven-year-old Wilton, Conn., resident Patch Angerame, who suffered a stroke while still in the womb.
Apr 30, 2015 - 3:30:15 PM

DPH issues annual fish consumption advisory
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters. If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut, also provides advice on consuming sushi and commercial fish sold in grocery stores and restaurants.
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:50:00 AM

Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital located at 95 Locust Avenue will host a free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. The screenings will be provided by Danbury area board-certified dermatologists with support from clinical and allied health staff. The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free screening, especially those individuals who never had their skin checked for skin cancer.
Apr 27, 2015 - 1:36:58 PM

State Agencies Encourage Superintendents to Promote Healthy School Environments
In recognition of National Healthy Schools Day on April 7th, the state is encouraging school superintendents to take steps to promote healthy environments in Connecticut schools.
Apr 9, 2015 - 5:37:54 AM

Hybrid Ablation Help Hearts Get Back in the Right Rhythm
Nearly 3 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib), a heart condition which left untreated can lead to stroke, blood clots, and other heart-related complications.
Apr 8, 2015 - 5:35:47 AM

Orthopaedic Specialty Group will serve as Bluefish team physicians in 2015
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced their partnership with Orthopaedic Specialty Group of Fairfield County, who will serve as the team’s official physicians for the 2015 season.
Mar 13, 2015 - 12:23:50 PM

DPH Announces New Video Series on Private Wells
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is recognizing National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8th -14th, by releasing a new video series on private wells to help Connecticut well owners make sure their drinking water is safe. The three part video series informs well owners on how to properly test their well water, and if necessary, seek appropriate water treatment options.
Mar 9, 2015 - 1:53:46 PM

Seeing Past Her Grief, CT Mom Gives Others 2nd Chance at Sight
While many people associate organ donation with major organs such as the heart and kidney, few are aware that corneas can be donated to restore sight to the blind. Every year during National Eye Donor Month in March, Connecticut mother Beth Ballard of Milford thinks of the two men who are able to see again thanks to the precious gift they received from her son, Brian Wynne.
Mar 9, 2015 - 10:52:02 AM

Dr Greenblatt Named Chairman of ED at Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital has announced the appointment of Benjamin Greenblatt, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. “We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Greenblatt’s experience in both pediatric and adult emergency medicine to lead our program at Norwalk Hospital,” said Dr. Lewis Berman, vice president of Medical Affairs at Norwalk Hospital. “He possesses the essential skills and experience going forward that will foster the transformation and future of emergency medicine services across our region.”
Mar 9, 2015 - 8:01:00 AM

The Autism Center at HSC earns national recognition
Taking the lead in caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) announced last week that The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care as the nation’s first Patient-centered Specialty Practice (PCSP). NCQA is recognizing The Autism Center at HSC for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other healthcare groups, and dedication to continuous improvement.
Mar 2, 2015 - 11:53:34 AM

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