Health & Fitness

Pancakes at Chip’s benefits Parkinson’s Research

The third Annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper is set for Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road in Orange, on Tuesday, June 10, with four seatings for diners at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The price is $12 per person. There will be a raffle with many prizes, including an Ipad, wine basket...
Seeing well: Eye health and safety tips

Seeing well: Eye health and safety tips

Your eyes are your precious gateway to the world and taking the best care of them helps to prevent damage, disease and loss of vision. Of course, with age, your eyesight can diminish, but taking care of your eyes by following the tips below can help preserve your vision for a lifetime.   Get regular...

Sacred Heart professor conducts concussion research with help from lacrosse team

Theresa Miyashita, director and assistant professor for the athletic training education program at Sacred Heart University, has begun an accelerometer concussion study at the university. Miyashita is using the university’s men’s lacrosse team to help her with this research, which involves the use of accelerometers in the team’s helmets. These sensors detect the amount of...

Wheelchair meet set for June 7

Children 18 and younger who use wheelchairs are invited to take part in a day of fun at the Cardinal Shehan Center, 1494 Main Street, Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 7, 1–4 p.m., when the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary sponsors its annual wheelchair meet. “This is an opportunity for children in wheelchairs to share a good...

Walk to raise obesity awareness on June 7

The annual walk for obesity health fair is set for June 7 at the Pavillion at Cranbury Park in Norwalk. Includes raffles, exhibitors, food tastings, children’s activities, entertainment, gifts and more. The walk is sponsored by Fairfield County Bariatrics who will provide information. Exercise trainers will offer advice and information on various exercise programs for...
Bluefish names orthopaedic physicians for '14 season

Bluefish names orthopaedic physicians for ’14 season

  The Bridgeport Bluefish have signed Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC as team orthopaedic physicians for the 2014 season. “Connecticut Orthopaedic is a superior team of specialists who are going to help keep us on the field,” said Ken Shepard, Bluefish general manager. “Their team includes Dr. Jeffrey M. Klauser, who has worked with the Toronto...
Doctor to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors

Doctor to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors

The Watermark at 3030 Park will host The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Dr. Peter V. Rabins for a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held Tuesday, June 10, from 2 -4 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Avenue. Rabins is a professor of psychiatry at The...
Report: Griffin nurses misused insulin injectors; More than 3,000 exposed to disease

Report: Griffin nurses misused insulin injectors; More than 3,000 exposed to disease

Griffin Hospital officials said Friday that they have identified the possibility that insulin pens ordered for patients hospitalized between Sept. 1, 2008 and May 7, 2014 may have been misused, exposing those patients to possible disease transmission. Insulin pens are injector devices that contain a multi-dose vial of insulin, also referred to as an insulin...
Health Notes: Support groups, yoga, classes and more

Health Notes: Support groups, yoga, classes and more

Health Notes is a weekly feature that highlights health and wellness news in the area. Hospitals and other health related agencies may e-mail items to scappetta@hersamacorn.com.   Bereavement support Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A 10-week program meets at St. Stephen’s Parish, 6948 Main St., Trumbull, Wednesdays, 4-5:30. Registration required: 203-268-6217....
Health care center celebrates staff, families and residents

Health care center celebrates staff, families and residents

  Northbridge Health Care Center began the celebration of National Nursing Home Week on May 11. This annual week-long event was started by the American Health Care Association in 1967, honoring the residents, families, staff and volunteers involved in long-term care. The annual Nursing Home Week celebration began on Mother’s Day.  Each mom and female...
Fairfield center takes a mind-body approach to health

Fairfield center takes a mind-body approach to health

Transcend Mind Body and Counseling Center just celebrated its second anniversary serving the Fairfield County region, and continues helping people achieve happiness through mind, body and breath. The center offers a variety of services different than typical counseling center offerings. Transcend, founded by Loredana Trandu and her husband Christopher Constand, offers counseling practices in an...
Harsh winter won’t lower Lyme disease risks this spring and summer

Harsh winter won’t lower Lyme disease risks this spring and summer

Despite winter’s freezing temperatures and a chilly start to spring, a Connecticut health expert expects the threat of Lyme disease to be just as high this spring and summer as it was last year. “It’s business as usual for tick season,” said Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, chief scientist and state entomologist of the Connecticut...