Health & Fitness
'Meditation for Beginners' begins July 29

‘Meditation for Beginners’ begins July 29

Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center will host a free introduction to meditation Tuesday, July 29. Chaplain Cormac Levenson will host “Meditation for Beginners,” a round table discussion about meditation, how to meditate and its benefits, from 2-3 p.m. at the Health Resource Center in Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby. This program is the...
Griffin Hospital is holding free skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is holding free skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is raising skin cancer awareness and helping protect individuals with free skin cancer screenings this month. The screenings will be held on Tuesday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 29, from 4-7 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby. An additional screening is planned for Aug. 12....

Bridgeport Hospital fundraiser includes E! host, local help

It’s incredible how many people we can help just by sharing our story.” Giuliana Rancic More than 580 people attended the June 13 Rose of Hope Luncheon in Fairfield to support Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Proceeds are expected to top last year’s mark of $335,000, which would set another record for...
Free CPR training set for August

Free CPR training set for August

Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurses are encouraging individuals to be a hero and learn how to save a life by offering free CPR Anytime training sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 2. CPR Anytime is a non-certifying CPR program for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED awareness. Participants will receive their...
‘How ya doin’, Man’ talks focus on men’s health issues

‘How ya doin’, Man’ talks focus on men’s health issues

Griffin Hospital will host two men’s health talks and free health screenings this June to help men know and understand their health numbers. Dr. Brian Sperling will present “How ya doin’, Man?” on Thursday, June 12, and Tuesday June 24, at 6 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. In recognition of Men’s...
Bridgeport Hospital gets help from firefighters for its burn center

Bridgeport Hospital gets help from firefighters for its burn center

Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 recently presented the proceeds of its latest United for Recovery fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. This year’s donation of nearly $50,000 brought the total amount raised in the annual fundraiser’s three years to more than $116,000. [wide] [/wide] The proceeds supported the construction and ongoing maintenance of...
Auxiliary gives Bridgeport Hospital $100,000

Auxiliary gives Bridgeport Hospital $100,000

Also honors physicians from Woodbridge, Fairfield

Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala honored physicians and gave money to the hospital. [wide] [/wide] More than 150 people attended the gala May 22 at the Birchwood Country Club in Westport. During the event, the auxiliary presented a $100,000 check from its past year’s fundraising activities to support the renovation of the SurgEase ambulatory surgery...

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...