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Smoking Cessation Program Offered at Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital is offering a free smoking cessation program beginning on Thursday, October 8, in the third floor respiratory classroom in the Section of Pulmonary Medicine at the hospital. The program consists of six weekly sessions.
Sep 18, 2015 - 10:09:45 AM

Westport Library to Offer Free HPV Cancer Lecture on September 11
St. Vincent's Medical Center will host a free lecture on "The HPV Cancer Epidemic" on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. Why should we vaccinate our children? Erich M. Sturgis, MD, MPH, will discuss the need to vaccinate for human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical and other cancers seldom detected in early stages. More
Sep 1, 2015 - 3:57:30 AM

Wilton Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Presents 50 Trauma Dolls to the Pediatric Department at Norwalk Hospital
Michelle Garvey of Wilton (pictured center) shares the results of her service project to earn a Girl Scout’s Gold Award with staff at Norwalk Hospital.  From left are: Maureen Vita, Carol Bauer, Kathleen Tighe,
Michelle Garvey, Jill Immermann, and Madeline Eicas.  Michelle graduated last spring from Wilton High School.  The project that she selected to positively impact the community was to make trauma dolls for the Pediatric Department at the hospital.  With the help of Christie's Quilting Boutique and the New Canaan Sewing Group and members of the community, she recently presented 50 dolls to the hospital.  The dolls will be used by staff as education tools and can also be given for recreation purposes to pediatric patients who can draw faces on them with special markers, also provided as part of this project.
Aug 26, 2015 - 1:00:10 AM

CPR Volunteers Visit Capitol for CPR in Schools Bill Signing
American Heart Association volunteers recently attended the ceremonial signing for SB 962, which requires local and regional Boards of Education to provide CPR training to all students before they graduate as part of the health and safety curriculum.
Aug 25, 2015 - 1:46:13 AM

State Mosquito Program Reports Increase in Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus
Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

The State Mosquito Management Program announced Friday that an increasing number of mosquitoes trapped and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Residents are cautioned that August and September are generally the months when people are at the highest risk of acquiring WNV infections in Connecticut.
Aug 24, 2015 - 10:50:25 AM

Local Author Nan Rossiter to Speak at New Milford Hospital on September 9th
Community residents are invited to attend the next Community Speakers Series program at New Milford Hospital on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Robison Conference Rooms. The program is free and takes place in conjunction with the Hospital’s Plow-to-Plate® Senior Suppers.
Aug 23, 2015 - 11:49:55 AM

Hope After Loss hosts walk to remember babies October 11
Hope After Loss, a non-­profit provider of support services to women and men who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant, will hold its fifth annual Footprints on Our Hearts Walk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at East Shore Park in New Haven, Conn.
Aug 19, 2015 - 12:26:00 AM

Norwalk Hospital’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program Earns 10 Year Re-accreditation
The Reverend Debra Slade, M.Div. BCC, Director of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Norwalk Hospital is pleased to announce that its CPE program is re-accredited for another ten years by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE). ACPE is a nationally recognized CPE accrediting agency by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education. The CPE program at Norwalk Hospital continues to meet all of the high standards of ACPE.
Aug 14, 2015 - 10:22:09 AM

Stamford Hospital Recognized by Women's Choice Award in Five Areas
Stamford Hospital received five 2015 Women's Choice Awards(r), recognizing it as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Obstetrics, Cancer Care, Best Breast Center and Best Stroke Center. These awards signify Stamford Hospital's commitment and passion toward delivering an extraordinary healthcare experience to women and all patients. By carrying the Women's Choice Award seal, Stamford Hospital is a member of an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission of empowering women to make informed healthcare choices.
Aug 14, 2015 - 1:04:36 AM

New Immune and DNA Targeted Therapies for Advanced Breast Cancer Studied at Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital, part of the Western Connecticut Health Network, has recently opened two important clinical research trials for women with advanced (stage IV) breast cancer. The first trial will test whether an anti-PDL1 antibody can improve the effects of chemotherapy for women with “triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)” The anti-PDL1 antibody targets a patient’s immune system so that it can recognize cancer cells and attack them.
Aug 12, 2015 - 10:18:08 AM

Danbury Hospital Sponsors Hands for Life Hands-Only CPR Training at the Taste of Greater Danbury Festival
Danbury Hospital is sponsoring Hands for Life Hands-Only CPR training at the annual Taste of Greater Danbury Festival on Sunday, September 13, 2015. The free training will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on the Danbury Green located at 235 Main Street in Danbury.
Aug 12, 2015 - 1:53:14 AM

Norwalk Health Department to Offer School Physical Exams
Norwalk public school students will return to classes in just a few weeks, and students entering kindergarten, sixth, or ninth grades must get a physical exam before school starts. The Norwalk Health Department is helping parents prepare for the upcoming school year by offering affordable school physicals for these children on August 24 and 25, 1 pm to 4 pm. Examinations include all necessary screening tests, laboratory tests, and vaccines.
Aug 12, 2015 - 1:11:23 AM

Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital Once Again Named Among “Most Wired™” Hospitals and Health Systems
Hospitals & Health Networks has named two hospitals within the Western Connecticut Health Network – Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital – to its 2015 list of the nation’s “Most Wired™” Hospitals and Health Systems. The recognition is based on the 17th annual HealthCare’s “Most Wired™” survey that was released this month by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Aug 9, 2015 - 10:16:34 AM

Norwalk Health Department begins larviciding program
This week, the Norwalk Health Department launched its annual larvicide application program to reduce the mosquito population and prevent West Nile Virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases. Through this program, larvicide is applied to storm drains and various standing water locations around the city to prevent mosquito eggs from hatching.
Aug 8, 2015 - 10:19:59 PM

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

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Smoking Cessation Program Offered at Norwalk Hospital
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