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Amanda Cuda

American Red Cross boot camp in Norwalk

The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Norwalk Fire Department, 121 Connecticut Ave. The training will provide information and basic skills needed to become a registered Red Cross volunteer, supporting disaster response here in Connecticut. From major […] [Read More]
Gil Simmons, WTNH-8
Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale
Awards for Excellence in Nursing in New Haven on Thursday, May 8.

TV, radio personalities to emcee nursing awards

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has announced that Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. Other leadership at the event, which will take place Thursday, May 8 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, includes Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Talk for ‘sandwiched’ caregivers in Shelton

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton will host the latest installment of its “Sandwiched” caregiver education series. The topic for the session is the emotional and social aspects of aging. To RSVP, call 203-925-4952 or visit All programs take place at Crosby Commons Assisted Living […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Shelton

Yale researcher creates massive drug history database

Yale University’s Michael Kinch has created a massive database, detailing the entire history of drug development in the United States. In a series of 20 articles scheduled to be published over the next year in the journal Drug Discovery Today, Kinch mines the data and provides historical tidbits about the history of drug development and […] [Read More]

Lung Association: Fairfield County one of most polluted

  Fairfield County has the worst ozone pollution in the state, and Bridgeport is part of one of the most polluted metro areas in the country. Those not-so-fun facts come from the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2014″ report, released today. the report shows that every single county in the state with an […] [Read More]

FDA approves new lung cancer drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain type of late-stage non-small cell lung cancer. According to a release from the FDA, Zykadia is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks proteins that promote the development of cancerous cells. It is intended for […] [Read More]
Categories: health, lung cancer
Paul Miller of Miller Nissan will receive the 2014 Rose of Hope.  Pictured with Linda Blackwell and Donna Twist, co-chairs of the Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Paul Miller, of Miller Nissan to receive Rose of Hope

Milford resident Paul Miller, president of Miller Nissan of Fairfield, will receive the 2014 Rose of Hope Award, which recognizes the charitable work of an individual or organization.  The award will be presented at the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.  The luncheon takes place on […] [Read More]
Syringes used for giving tetanus and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) shots.

Third measles case confirmed in state

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today said it has confirmed a case of measles in a New Haven county adult, the third confirmed case this year in the state. In February, there were two confirmed measles cases involving an adult and an infant  in Fairfield County. All three cases this year have recovered […] [Read More]
Categories: General, measles

Workshops at CT Challenge Center for Survivorship

The CT Challenge Center for Survivorship is offering two workshops designed to put the healing properties of music to work for local cancer survivors. The workshops are being held thanks to local musician Rob Fried, a pas­sionate believer in the healing power of music and the co-founder of Band Together, the Fairfield-based non-profit, which has […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield

Connecticut participates in study of glaucoma drug

When added to a weight loss plan, acetazolamide, an inexpensive glaucoma drug, can improve vision in women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Sites participating in the study included The Eye Care Group, an ophthalmic care provider based out of Waterbury. IIH, also […] [Read More]
Categories: glaucoma