Health & Fitness

Finding help with Al-Anon

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close.  Al-Anon is for families, relatives, and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. “Regrets and resentments may not faze the alcoholic, but bitter feelings can affect adult children of alcoholics for a long time,” said Pamela Walters, Al-Anon information analyst....

Rose of Hope to feature yoga instructor from Norma Pfriem center

The 2015 Rose of Hope winter event is Monday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane. The title of the event is Transforming Tragedy: A 9/11 Survivor’s Story Colleen Reilly, an integrative Kundalini yoga instructor at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in Fairfield and the Grove Healing Center in New...
Have ‘Dinner with the Doc’ Feb. 10

Have ‘Dinner with the Doc’ Feb. 10

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Milford Hospital will host the first in a new series of “Dinner with the Doc” programs. February’s session, titled “Heart Smart,” will be led by Milford Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Clifford Kramer. During his heart health presentation, Kramer will discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for cardiovascular disease. The session begins at...
A life changing-journey

A life changing-journey

Trumbull woman finds the right changes to lose weight

One day it just clicked. Something had to change, and Annamarie Rivera was going to make it happen. “I was in a really, really bad relationship that kept getting worse and worse,” Rivera said, remembering that day. “I was too attached, I couldn’t get out of it.” Rivera, 27, said she weighed more than 400...
A barrier, stitch, balloon — and weight loss!

A barrier, stitch, balloon — and weight loss!

As the obesity pan-endemic increases around the world, there is a growing demand for less invasive, successful interventions to control and treat obesity. The “gold standard” bariatric surgical procedures such as gastric bypass, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable bands have a proven track record to cause significant weight loss and improve chronic diseases such...
Finding the right exercise routine for you

Finding the right exercise routine for you

It’s official. It’s the last week in January, and you haven’t gotten yourself together to start a fitness routine. Or, maybe you tried that first week of the month, but found that it wasn’t for you. Throughout the country, people are finding the gym, a style of dance or Pilates the way to go to...
St. Vincent’s opens medical clinic

St. Vincent’s opens medical clinic

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is offering extended service with its first retail health clinic. Opened on Jan. 13, the St. Vincent’s Health Clinic at Oronoque is inside the Oronoque Pharmacy, 7365 Main Street, Stratford. St. Vincent’s Health Check Clinic at Oronoque offers quality health care that is more convenient for individuals and families. Staffed by...

Athletes: Keep your head in the game gain that edge

It turns out that your coach was right — you do need to keep your head in the game. New York Knicks President Phil “Zen Master” Jackson is smart to encourage his players to practice mindfulness, according to Dr. Bruce Singer, director of Silver Hill Hospital’s Chronic Pain and Recovery Center. In fact, Singer says...
Commentary on dieting: Is free food really free?

Commentary on dieting: Is free food really free?

Kim Bensen

I’m not talking about cost. “Free food” is a term used by many diet programs to identify foods that are allowable on a relatively unlimited basis. Their purpose is simple: those of us with weight problems don’t eat because we are physically hungry. We eat for emotions, boredom and, well, because we enjoy eating. It...
St. Vincent’s customizes urgent and emergency care visits

St. Vincent’s customizes urgent and emergency care visits

Most of us anticipate a lengthy wait in the event we need to go to a walk-in or the emergency room. Now, with planMYcare.com, offered by St. Vincent’s Medical Center, you can eliminate the wait. planMYcare.com is an online, self-scheduling service recently launched by St. Vincent’s, for their emergency room and all four of their...
Find and fight lung cancer in 2015

Find and fight lung cancer in 2015

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the country, but it can be treated effectively if those most susceptible are tested and take steps to decrease their risk. For more than a year, Griffin Hospital’s Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program has helped hundreds of individuals at high risk for lung...
Bridgeport Hospital to offer screenings, support groups and classes

Bridgeport Hospital to offer screenings, support groups and classes

Bridgeport Hospital will offer the following classes, health lectures, screenings and support groups during the month of February. Blood pressure screenings The hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times: • Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Feb. 2, 9:30–11:30 a.m. • Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad Street,...