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Amanda Cuda

State gets over $1 million to reduce infant mortality

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HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today released $65 million in grants to help 87 organizations in 33 states reduce high infant mortality rates and other health problems related to pregnancy and mothers’ health. This included a total of $1,344,362 for two groups in Connecticut. Healthy Start is targeted to the needs of vulnerable mothers and […] [Read More]

I did the ALS ice bucket challenge

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How was your Labor Day? Mine was good, until my loving mother called me out in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The video of my torture, um, challenge, is above. As you may know, this social media sensation aims to raise money and awareness for the ALS. As a health writer, you might wonder whether […] [Read More]
Categories: ALS

Diabetes education at Griffin

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The diabetes education and support group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about diabetes research on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Dr. Patricia Chandler, director of Pfizer New Haven Clinical Research Unit, and Rockiy Ayettey, grants coordinator and research associate at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes
8-year-old Jack Barney donated money he raised selling lemonade to Praxair Cancer Center in Danbury.

Boy donates lemonade stand earnings to cancer center

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Eight-year-old Jack Barney, a third grader at Harwinton Consolidated School in Harwinton, recently contributed $14.88 to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital from proceeds he raised this summer by making and selling lemonade at his lemonade stand. Jack donated the proceeds he raised to purchase snacks for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Praxair […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Danbury

Quinnipiac to host fall prevention program

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Over 50 senior citizens from the area are expected to visit Quinnipiac University’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 23, to learn about fall prevention. Sept. 23 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The event, sponsored by Quinnipiac’s National Institute for Community Health Education and Center […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, falls

Get screened during ovarian, gynecologic cancer month

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September is both National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and women are encouraged to use this occasion to schedule a preventive health screening. According to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the U.S., and approximately 14,250 will die from the […] [Read More]
Categories: ovarian cancer

Yale research finds hope for those with bowel disease

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Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients’ own intestinal immune responses as a guide. The findings were published Aug. 28 in the journal Cell. Trillions of bacteria exist within the human intestinal microbiota, which plays a critical […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts talk on reproductive health

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Griffin Hospital is starting a free series of talks about female reproductive health on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby. OB-GYN Dr. Christopher Bauer will host the first presentation of “Beyond the Birds and Bees” with a discussion about birth control. Dr. Bauer will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
Among the groups lending their support to the Walk To Ed Alzheimer's, held May 4, 2013 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford was Team Associated Neurologists. Team members were , from left to right, Brandon Naughton, with the shy Henry Naughton, of Carmel, N.Y.; Dr. Lori Wagner of Carmel, N.Y.; Katie Gallagher of Danbury; Maureen Garry of Danbury; Marcia Christiano of Newtown; and Janet Mauro of Bethel.


Courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association

Northbridge hosts fundraiser for Alzheimer’s walk

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The Northbridge Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support group, Bridgeport, will be holding a dance to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The dance takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Stratford. Everything has been donated. The Signature Band will be playing great […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport

St. Vincent’s wins heart award

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation. Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. The awards recognize hospitals […] [Read More]