Health & Fitness
Hospital paramedic training program first in county to earn national accreditation

Hospital paramedic training program first in county to earn national accreditation

Bridgeport Hospital’s paramedic training program is the first and only one in Fairfield County, and one of only four in Connecticut, to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Healthcare Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP has recognized the Bridgeport Hospital program for meeting standards governing administration, resources, faculty and facilities. The standards were...
Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. Also, please include your name, town and company/business name, if applicable.
Free naturopathic clinics offered in Shelton

Free naturopathic clinics offered in Shelton

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community has partnered with Dr. Louise Napoli and students from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine to offer a free naturopathic clinic every Monday from 10:30–1 p.m. The next presentation will be a meet and greet with Napoli and her team on Monday, April 14, to learn more about...
Counseling center opens on Main Street in Monroe

Counseling center opens on Main Street in Monroe

Obtaining therapy services just got easier for Monroe residents with the recent opening of Key Therapy LLC, located at the Bradford Green Complex at 755 Main Street. The business was established by Easton residents Stephanie Power and Samantha Birtwell. Key Therapy works with individuals, couples and families, including children and teens, to help improve personal...

The Healing Power of Meditation to help you get healthy

Free medical advice that can help deal with stress, boost immune systems and help with physical and emotional problems. This seems an absolute bargain in this day of rampant malpractice and rocketing medical costs. A special presentation on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., a secret solution will be shared by Dr. Matthew Raider when...
Cancer survivors give back to patients

Cancer survivors give back to patients

At The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, volunteers help lessen the feelings of anxiety and loneliness that can add to the physical and emotional strain of cancer treatment. Horace Behrle, of Ansonia, knows how difficult battling cancer can be, and that’s why he gives his time at The Center for Cancer...
Local presentation: ‘The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging’

Local presentation: ‘The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging’

A special presentation looking at the legal side to aging will be Wednesday, April 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Wesley Village. “The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging” will be presented by Linda Eliovson, an attorney from Fairfield, and Dr. Daniel E. Wollman, medical director for Wesley Village at 580 Long Hill Avenue. Topics that will...
Increase your nutrition IQ at Griffin Hospital

Increase your nutrition IQ at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Wednesday, April 2. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” will be held over four sessions, April 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby. This...
No matter how old — or young — you are and feel, good nutrition is key

No matter how old — or young — you are and feel, good nutrition is key

March is National Nutrition Month, and the Trumbull Monroe Health District (TMHD) is reminding residents that good nutrition is a key component of staying healthy — no mater your age. Good nutrition remains important through all stages of life. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) reports well-nourished and active children and teens grow, develop and learn...
Tired? Maybe a sleep study is in order

Tired? Maybe a sleep study is in order

We’re almost a week into Daylight Saving Time and, for many people, the loss of sleep. The beginning of March, National Sleep Week, when sleep medicine professionals try to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of sleep disorders. It’s still relevant today. “There are various causes, emotional and physical, for the inability to get...

We want your holiday and favorite diet recipes

We’re looking for recipes for two categories for The Recipe Box on our website, thehomemonthly.com. “Easter and Passover” Your favorite main dishes, sides and desserts. Two holidays coming up next month! “Let’s Get Bathing Suit-Ready” healthy main dishes, sides, salads, smoothies and desserts (including lean meats and fish, veggies, healthy fats, etc.). Summer will be...

Health insurance and Medicare counseling offered

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is offering a free program of health insurance and Medicare information and counseling to the public every week. Individuals can meet with the health insurance specialist by appointment in the privacy of the Banks Library, located on the third level of St. Vincent’s. The one-to-one information sessions are conducted by Susan...