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Talk on nutrition and breast cancer in Fairfield

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a talk by Amy DiCioccio, oncology dietitian from Bridgeport Hospital’s Nutrition and Wellness Center, at noon Friday, April 25. DiCioccio will discuss nutrition and breast cancer. To register, call 203-255-5469.   [Read More]

Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 7.  Call Milford […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford
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Latinas at higher risk for diabetes

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Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by a Food and Drug Administration staff member. Of those women, many will likely not get the care they need because they won’t visit a physician or medical clinic, where they could take a simple […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

Intuition is generous; Deliberation is selfish

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The longer you wait to make a decision, the more likely it is to be a selfish one. That’s what Yale psychologist David Rand and colleagues learned during two years of research into what makes people willing (or unwilling) to help each other. Their latest research shows that while initial reactions are shaped by daily […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
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FDA project unearths some fishy labeling

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Wondering if your “wild caught” salmon is actually “farm-raised?” Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration are able to answer this and other questions through a project that creates DNA barcodes to identify individual fish species. The massive project is part of an effort aimed at solving the problem of species substitution, which can result […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety, nutrition
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Yale study: Pregnancy risk higher with new sterilization technique

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Women who used a new method of sterilization called hysteroscopic sterilization had a 10 times greater risk of pregnancy after one year than those who used the older laparoscopic sterilization method. This new finding by Yale School of Medicine researchers is published in the April 21 issue of the journal Contraception. According to the Yale […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital nursing school to move to UB

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The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing  into UB. The idea is that, eventually, the university will assume full responsibility for the nursing program. The integration isn’t yet completes, as various permissions are needed to offer […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing
From left to right: Debra Bagni - Gateway Community College – Department of Nursing, Mellissa LaParre - Sacred Heart University - School of Nursing, Rachel Henderson – Southern Connecticut State University - Department of Nursing, Mary Gallagher – Yale School of Nursing, and Melanie Powers - Quinnipiac University – School of Nursing

Local nursing students get Nightingale scholarships

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John R. Quinn, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut), has announced that five local nursing students: Debra Bagni, Mary Gallagher, Rachel Henderson, Mellissa LaParre, and Melanie Powers, have received a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program. The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
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Griffin seeking eggs-ellent study participants

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Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Derby is looking for people to participate in a study exploring the health effects of eating eggs in people with Type 2 diabetes. A research team from the center has been studying the effects of eggs on heart health. So far, researchers have found that including eggs in one’s diet […] [Read More]
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World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day in Milford

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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, participants and practitioners of T’ai Chi and Qigong will gather on the Milford Green to celebrate the 15th Annual World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day, Milford’s ninth such event. WTCQD Milford will collect donations for the construction of Fisher House at the Veterans Administration Hospital of […] [Read More]
Categories: fitness, General, health, Milford