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Swimmer’s itch reported at Greenwich Point

Swimmer’s itch cases have been reported at Greenwich Point. Symptoms of swimmer’s itch include a rash that usually goes away in about a week, an itching or burning feeling on the skin and pimples that show up several hours after being in the water (the pimples might later turn into blisters), according to Swimmers […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich Point, health

Department of Health offers home tips for mosquito season

Summer isn’t all rainbows and  sunshine. That hot, muggy weather leads to a boom in all sorts of undesirable critters, one of which stands above the rest — the mosquito. But the tiny bloodsuckers pose more danger than just an insistent whine and an itchy bite. Mosquitoes can carry potentially-life-threatening diseases like West Nile Virus […] [Read More]
Categories: environment, health

Pineapple Classic returns to Greenwich Polo Club

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Connecticut Pineapple Classic 5K (with obstacles!) will take place May 17 at Greenwich Polo Club. Here’s the info on how you can get involved in the annual Hawaiian-themed charity race: The Pineapple Classic is a fun, Hawaiian themed run with obstacles. After the race, there’s a luau with a beer garden and […] [Read More]
Categories: Charity, health, Youth

Dept. of Health seeking residents for six-week nutritionist course

The Greenwich Department of Health has announced a series of free nutrition classes aimed at teaching residents how to tackle weight loss, blood pressure and heart disease. The six sessions, which run every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting April 30 and ending June 4, will cover lifestyle choices, exercise, behavior, medication use […] [Read More]
Categories: health

Get swabbed at Old Greenwich bone marrow drive tonight

The First Congregational Church of Greenwich is hosting a bone marrow drive tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., offering residents from ages 18 to 55 the chance to enter themselves into the national bone marrow registry. The brief process — a q-tip swab of the inside of the mouth and some paperwork — can save […] [Read More]
Categories: health, Old Greenwich
A group of men clears a walkway of snow and ice in front of a building on Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2014. Photo: Bob Luckey

Snow storm safety tips

More snow is on the way tonight, and forecasters say it could very well continue falling through the end of Thursday. With that in mind, Greenwich Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Joanna Lipson has put together a fact sheet for town residents. The following press release is from the Town of Greenwich: Winter storm “PAX” […] [Read More]

Blood pressure screenings at Town Hall Friday in honor of American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month, the Greenwich Department of Health is encouraging residents to take part in National Wear Red Day tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7 to help raise awareness for women’s heart health issues. Guess what you have to do to participate? Tossing on a little crimson can help bring attention to an issue […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Red Cross announces Feb. 8 blood drives in Greenwich, Stamford

It’s nearing Valentine’s Day and the Red Cross wants you to give a gift from the heart, or at least the vein. They’ll be hosting a pair of blood drives in lower Fairfield County early next month, open to anyone 17 years of age and weighing over 110 pounds in good health. On Feb. 8, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Gretchen Carlson of Greenwich to speak at Time for Lyme event

Lyme Research Alliance is pleased to announce that Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson will serve as the emcee for its annual “Time for Lyme” Gala, at 6:30 p.m. April 5, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich. Carlson, who anchors and hosts the daytime program “The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson,” and most recently served […] [Read More]
Becker Chicaiza, left, with Dr. Kevin Plancher, right, who received the Becker Salon Leadership Award. Photo by Nabil Faridi.

Greenwich orthopaedic surgeon gets award from salon

Dr. Kevin Plancher, founder and Chairman of the Board of the Orthopaedic Foundation, is the third recipient of the Becker Salon Leadership Award. The salon, located at 268 Mason St.  in Greenwich, established the Leadership Award to honor outstanding leaders in the community who are making a difference. The Becker Salon Leadership Award is given […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, health