Teens with strong peer relationships are often more likely to get a good night’s sleep than those who don’t according to a new study out of the University of Cincinnati. In the study “Social Ties and Adolescent Sleep Disruption,” (which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior), researchers analyzed Read More
The next installment of the speaker series “Birth, Babies and Beyond” will take place 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaia Yoga 1200 Post Road E., Westport. The discussion will be about vaccinating children. “Birth, Babies and Beyond” talks typically take place every Thursday at the Prenatal and Pediatric Holistic Health Center, 999 Summer St., Suite 204, Read More
An American Red Cross blood drive will take place at Dan Perkins Subaru, 1 Boston Post Road, Milford, from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. For an appointment, call 800-733-2767. For donor eligibility guidelines, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
Rextho Robillard, Bridgeport, certified nurse assistant, was honored at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s annual “Excellence in Caregiving” luncheon, held at the Edgehill Retirement Community, Stamford, on Nov. 22. Robillard works at Northbridge Health Care Center in Bridgeport and was nominated for the award for his dedication and commitment to nursing and his residents. Robillard Read More
The Food and Drug Administration has asked, and Ariad Pharmaceuticals has agreed, to suspend marketing and sales of Iclusig (ponatinib), a leukemia chemotherapy drug, because of the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels. Iclusig is a prescription medicine used to treat adults diagnosed with certain kinds of leukemia who are Read More
On Thursday, Dec.12, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, along with its weekly Parkinson’s Fitness Class. The support group will be held at 10 a.m., and the fitness class at 1 p.m. at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line. The guest Read More
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut’ Clinical Director, Dr. Larry Rosenberg, has announced plans to step down from his position in the spring of 2014 after 26 years with the center. CGC has launched a national search to fill this key position. Rosenberg has served as Clinical Director of this nearly 60-year-old child and adolescent Read More
The nutrition series for cancer survivors that the CT Challenge has been running throughout the year picks back up at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, with “In the Kitchen: Celebrating Food Through Cooking.” The three-part series opens with “Foods You Crave” on and continues the following two Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., covering the topics “Blending Read More