October 2000
Right in Our Own Back Yard
Feature Story
When this Stratford woman developed breast cancer, she and her family needed more than the best of care. They also needed help understanding their options, choosing physicians and treatments, and coordinating the many appointments and services available for them. They were grateful to find both the care and the help in The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.
In this issue...
As executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bridgeport, Ken Bruno is a take-charge guy. But when his wife, Sandra, developed breast cancer, he knew that his would be a supporting role...

United Home Care has a new name—but has kept the same caring services it has always brought to homes throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties...

Cancer Prevention? Shake It Up! Healthy & Wise: October 2000 Most of us know that eating healthy foods may help to ward off cancer. But we may feel like eating healthy foods is all veggies and no fun. Here's a recipe from Bridgeport Hospital clinical dietitian Sheree Smith...


You need to quit smoking. You've tried to quit. You're GOING to quit. As soon as you finish painting the house. Or after the holidays. Or when you decide which of the various aids for kicking the habit will work best for you.

If you've ever had a kidney stone, you know the symptoms. That severe, sharp, cramping pain in your lower back or side, just below your rib cage...

Just about the time this issue of Healthy & Wise was going to press, The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center satellite office in Fairfield was getting ready to move into new, larger quarters at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield.


With the cost of prescription medications on the rise, and Medicare still not offering coverage for medications, here's a great offer to help bring those costs down.

Are you looking for a Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) policy to cover deductibles and coinsurance for physician and hospital services?