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  • It's Time to Overcome These Excuses for Delaying Your Mammogram 1/14/2022

    Everyone has a different excuse for avoiding their yearly mammogram. Unfortunately, none of them are valid when it comes to your breast health! Stamford Health's Breast Center leadership explains why.

  • COVID-19 And Your Child: What to Know Right Now 1/5/2022

    COVID-19 is rising due to the Omicron variant. Stamford Health's Sanford L. Swidler shares a guide for parents on COVID-19 exposure, testing and quarantine for children. Learn more in our blog.

  • I Tested Positive for COVID-19 at Home. Now What? 1/5/2022

    COVID-19 is surging again in Connecticut, and so is the demand for testing in the greater Stamford area. If you tested positive with an at-home antigen test kit, here are the steps you should take.

  • COVID is Surging. Here's What to Do. 12/22/2021

    COVID-19 cases are spiking at concerning rates and the fast-spreading Omicron will become the dominant variant. Here's how you can do your part in turning the tide right now.

  • A Hospital CEO's Advice for Leaders 12/14/2021

    ?This episode of Becker’s Healthcare Podcast features Kathleen Silard, President & CEO of Stamford Health. Here, Silard discusses advice for leaders, women’s services, engaging with the community, and more.

  • 5 Things to Know About the Omicron Variant 12/7/2021

    On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization classified the B.1.1.529 Omicron as a variant of concern. Here are 5 things to know right now about Omicron in Connecticut.

  • Do the Flu and COVID Vaccines Play Nice Together? 12/2/2021

    Yes, you can get your COVID vaccine with your flu shot. Here are 5 things you should know right now about flu season, from Stamford Health's Dr. Asha Shah, infectious diseases physician.

  • Fever in Adults: When to Worry 11/29/2021

    Why do adults get fevers and sometimes with no other symptoms? When should you worry about a temperature? Dr. Karen Justiniano, Stamford Health physician, tells all.

  • How the COVID Vaccine Works: A Guide for Parents of Younger Children 11/29/2021

    It's important for parents of young children to understand how the COVID-19 vaccine works to help clear up any misconceptions. Dr. Susan Lasky, pediatrician with Stamford Health, reveals all in our blog.

  • Should I Vaccinate My Young Child Against COVID-19? 11/17/2021

    The CDC and FDA recently authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 and older. If you’re a parent, you likely have many questions. Stamford Health's pediatric and infectious diseases experts address popular questions and concerns from parents in our blog.

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