President’s Message – May 2019

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  According to Dr. Charles J. Morgan, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry,  “In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4%) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.  The effects of mental illness have physical, social, and financial implications.  However, less than half of people who have been diagnosed with …

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President’s Message – April 2019

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If you haven’t already, get a primary care doctor. Like a trusted friend by your side, a primary care doctor will keep your health care cost low and help you live longer and happier. –       Michael Smith, MD, Medical Director of Bridgeport Hospital’s Primary Care Center Sometimes our underserved patients need help to see their primary care doctor. Access …

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President’s Message – March 2019

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Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives! Dr. Scott Thornton, Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Bridgeport Hospital advises, “Do yourself, and especially your loved ones, a favor. Get a colonoscopy. Early detection of colon cancer saves lives. It’s as simple as that.” Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second …

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President’s Message – February 2019

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Happy National Heart Month! Dr. Stuart Zarich, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital advises, “Chronic stress doubles your risk of heart disease.  So connect with friends and family, laugh more, get creative, get proper rest, and try meditation, yoga or other stress reduction techniques.” Philanthropy is crucial to the support of our cardiac services, like …

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President’s Message – January 2019

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Staying Connected in 2019 With the New Year underway, be sure to visit our Bridgeport Hospital Foundation website and see what is new!! There is plenty of fresh content including updates on our fundraising initiatives,  Honor Your Caregiver photos and calendars of events for the Foundation and the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  Click here to view the website …

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