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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]
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A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

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High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer Reports’ website. The PSAs recently premiered at an event at Griffin Hospital as part of Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach […] [Read More]

AmeriCares Free Clinics among Hearst grant recipients

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AmeriCares Free Clinics is one of the many organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, has free clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. There is also a mobile clinic operating in Stamford. Four times a year, the Hearst Foundations make between 65 and 80 grants to deserving organizations across […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

‘Pucks for Prevention’ in Norwalk

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In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Human Services Council will host its first annual “Pucks for Prevention” Charity Hockey Game, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27,  at the  SoNo Ice House, 300 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department will face off on the ice against the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, to […] [Read More]
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Fairfield March for Babies on May 4

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On Sunday, May 4 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies — the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health

Yale study: Fertility treatments need not lead to multiple births

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While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn’t have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study […] [Read More]
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Component of IV drips can reduce injury to major organs

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Yale researchers have found that the lactate component of a common saline solution used in intravenous drips in hospitals may have anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce injury to major organs. The finding has clinical implications for the treatment of pancreatitis, kidney injury, strokes, and even heart attacks. The study is published online in the journal […] [Read More]
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Easter lilies may harm cats

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Keep Kitty away from Lily. It sounds like seating instructions for the popular table at a snobby boarding school, but it’s actually a good piece of safety advice. Though lilies are a beloved symbol of the approaching Easter season, they actually pose a danger to our furry feline friends. According to the Food and Drug […] [Read More]
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Mindful meditation in Milford

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Milford Hospital will be offering “Introduction to Mindful Meditation on April 17 at 6:30 pm given by Trish Kramer. Learn how mindful meditation promotes relaxation and deepens concentration – bringing emotional strength, stability and clarity. This is a free event and registration is required.  To register, go to www.milfordhospital.org or call the Department of Education […] [Read More]
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: Bridgeport Hospital has opened a new blood draw station at the Willows Medical complex, 129 Kings Highway North, in Westport.

Bridgeport Hospital opens new blood draw station in Westport

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Bridgeport Hospital has opened a new blood draw station at 129 Kings Highway North, Suite 3, Westport, in the Willows Medical complex (corner of Routes 33 and 53). Walk-in blood-draw services are available for pediatric and adult patients. However, a physician requisition form is required. No appointment is necessary and most major health insurance plans […] [Read More]
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