Category: Health & Fitness

Rep. Yaccarino and Sen. Fasano to Host Suicide Prevention Training in North Haven

QPR training deals with the prevention of suicide by teaching ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need.

Janelle Chiasera, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. Photo by Autumn Driscoll of Quinnipiac University.

Janelle Chiasera of North Haven appointed dean of the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University

Chiasera is a leader in her profession and currently serves as a regional director for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Photo by Sean Berry.

Travis Mills, veteran and quadruple amputee, to share his story of courage and inspiration Nov. 5 at Quinnipiac University

Mills lost portions of both his arms and legs in 2012 when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off while he was on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Laima Karosas, PhD, MSN, chair of graduate nursing programs at Quinnipiac University and president of the Connecticut APRN Society. Photo courtesy of Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac University School of Nursing to host legislative breakfast on Oct. 19

Attendees also can participate in two workshops at the event.

Senator Len Fasano, Radiological Society of CT (RSC) President, Dr. David Klein, and RSC Legislative Chair, Dr. Thomas Farquhar.

Connecticut Radiologists Honor Senator Fasano

Sen. Fasano has played a leading role in passing legislation that expands the range of breast cancer screenings that are available to patients and that ensures patient safety comes first in limiting radiation for imaging tests such as a CT Scan or MRI.

From left to right in the attached photo are Quinnipiac University medical students Claire Barton of Hamden, Allison Cammisa of White Plains, New York, Elizabeth George of New Haven and Kyra Ray of New Haven. They accepted the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2019 Program of Excellence award on behalf of the Family Medicine Interest Group at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Contributed photo.

American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes Quinnipiac University’s Family Medicine Interest Group as ‘A Program of Excellence’

Quinnipiac’s FMIG was one of 19 to win the 2019 Program of Excellence Award for its exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine.

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Quinnipiac University to host summit on June 7 to report strategies and recommendations to address opioid crisis in Connecticut

Recommendations from law enforcement, counselors, city and town officials, medical professionals, criminal justice representatives and others will be reported during the day-long event.

Rep. Yaccarino Supports A Bill To Expand Workers Compensation for Mental Health Treatment

In order to qualify, individuals must have had the PTSD come as a direct result of a qualifying event that occurred in the line of duty, and not due to any intervening factor or other source of stress.

Fifty high school students from Hamden and New Haven visit Quinnipiac University to celebrate completion of Netter Health Professions Club

The club was sponsored by Quinnipiac’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine’s Health Career Pathways (HCP) program.

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Rep. Yaccarino Votes for Bill Cracking Down on the Sale of Fentanyl

s legislation classifies fentanyl as a narcotic substance. The penalties for manufacturing and selling narcotics except as authorized by law, typically involve mandatory prison time along with substantial fines.

Quinnipiac University’s health science programs will host a Health Fair for North Haven on May 4

The health fair is free and open to the public. It will feature a Narcan training sign-up, foot screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational carnival games and a food truck.

Quinnipiac University to present free lecture, ‘Lifestyle Medicine: The Common Sense Solution to the Chronic Illness Epidemic,’ on Feb. 27

Saray Stancic, MD, founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, LLC, will discuss preventing, treating and managing chronic illness through lifestyle changes.