CT Pulse: Jordan Porco Foundation’s mission, upcoming gala

CT Pulse welcomes two guests aiming to raise awareness on mental health in young adults and prevent suicide. Foundation Development Director Gillian Anderson and Student Ambassador Nicole Thompson discuss their work with the Jordan Porco Foundation and the organization’s upcoming gala. Gillian, who lost her daughter suicide, shares more on Jordan Porco’s programs.  Nicole, a Trumbull native and freshmen at Pace University, has launched some of the foundation’s mental health programs at her school. Watch the interview below: Jordan’s Journey Gala is coming up April 7, 2018 at Foxwoods Casino. The event will feature performances by Broadway entertainers. Find out … Read more

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Busting common myths

As part of National Eating Disorders Week, watch Straight Talk with Tracey’s episode on debunking common eating disorder myths, with Sara Niego, MD. National Eating Disorders Week — Monday, Feb. 26-Sunday, March 4 — aims to raise awareness, bust myths, get people screened and start journeys to healing. This episode of Straight Talk with Tracey, a Silver Hill Hospital production, first aired in January. Dr. Niego is the service chief of Silver Hill Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program. Watch the show below: Next Thursday, March 7, Straight Talk with Tracey continues to raise awareness on eating disorders by talking with Erin … Read more

CT Pulse: Ridgefield student starts national movement in wake of Florida shooting

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m., CT Pulse talks with a 15 year-old Ridgefield student who has helped launch a national movement. Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, Lane Murdock started a petition to the U.S. Senate and has launched a nationwide school walkout, protesting what she calls an inaction of lawmakers to prevent gun violence. Kate Czaplinski talks with Lane about the national attention, the April 20 walkout and what impact she hopes a student-led movement will have: Watch the show below: CT Pulse, hosted by Kate Czaplinski, airs Wednesdays at 12:30. Pulse focuses on … Read more

CT Pulse: Hospital’s chief of Infectious Diseases talks flu season

On Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 12:30, CT Pulse is focusing on flu season. According to the CDC, cases of the flu rose sharply over the last two weeks.  A tragedy this week in New Canaan is also putting a spotlight on complications from the flu. Dr. Zane Saul, chief of Infectious Diseases at Bridgeport Hospital joins us to talk about this year’s flu season, flu shots and more.  Watch the show below: Later in the show, Drawing Conclusions with Editorial Cartoonist Doug Smith returns. CT Pulse, hosted by Kate Czaplinski, airs Wednesdays at 12:30. Pulse focuses on Connecticut news and politics.

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