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Ferrucci joins CT Orthopaedic

Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC has announced that orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Allen M. Ferrucci has joined the practice. Dr. Ferrucci will bring the total number of physicians in the group to 31, working from 12 offices located throughout southern Connecticut. “We are excited to add Dr. Ferrucci to our team,” stated Mr....
Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

For Griffin Hospital, it’s not just about providing care to those who need it, but working to keep people out of the hospital in the first place. The Valley hospital’s sixth annual 5K Walk/Run, to benefit the Center for Cancer Care is Saturday, Oct. 18, is just one way that Griffin is working in the...

Dr Floch: How do we fight diabetes, obesity?

  Forty percent of Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime, so, what should we do? It is hard to believe but it is now predicted that two in every five American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime, according to an article published in the most recent edition of The...

CDC answers questions about Enterovirus

With at least one confirmed cast of Enterovirus reported in Connecticut recently, the Center of Disease Control has released a series of commonly asked questions and answers about the virus. What is the Enterovirus D68? Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. The virus was first identified in California in 1962, but it...

Residents ‘Step Out’ to fight Diabetes

There are several reasons Ridgefield resident Donna Donigi Gale has walked in and raised money for the American Diabetes Association’s annual Fairfield County walk for the last 12 years. Donna wants to raise awareness about the disease and its far-reaching effects on health and families. As well as support new research. “Every step I take...
Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

A presentation on Medicare 101 for the public will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Ave. Bill Gary, a Medicare specialist, will discuss Medicare parts A, B and D, Medicare Advantage and supplement insurance programs. The session will provide insight on how people can...
Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Residents from Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village were treated to smile arrangements this summer as part of Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. Each resident received a special arrangement in a yellow smile face mug to brighten their day. Shown here are Helen Musante (Crosby Commons), Bunnie Hovan (Hovan’s Flowers), Kathy Patavino and...
Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course, led by nutrition professional Samantha Heller. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a series of classes. Heller is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, and a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist. The...
Participants needed to help cancer patients

Participants needed to help cancer patients

Area businesses and community groups are needed to take part The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. [wide] [/wide] The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby, and draws runner and walkers from...
Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Sept. 3,  5:30–6:30 p.m. for its caregiver “Sandwiched” education series. The topic for this session is called “The Top 3 Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources and Stress Management.” Learn a easy language change to improve the emotions of you and the person for whom you care. Pamela...
Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Do you or someone you know struggle with the difficulties of low vision? [wide] [/wide] Learn to See the World is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton. The meeting will be held in the library on the first...
Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Bereavement support Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A 10-week program meets at St. Stephen’s Parish, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, Wednesdays, 4-5:30. Registration required: 203-268-6217. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care offers an ongoing bereavement support group every Friday, 10-11 a.m., VITAS Office, 99 Hawley Lane, suite 1204, Stratford. To register or for more...