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Baby fair at Milford Hospital

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Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host a community baby fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. This fair will feature a variety of vendors that will provide information, demonstrations, education, merchandise, resources, food and fun. There also will be tours of the Milford Hospital Family Childbirth Center. Call the Milford Hospital […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford, pregnancy
Approximately 580 runners and walkers took part in The Sixth Annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 18, raising more than $50,000 for the Center’s patient support programs.

Griffin walk raises $50,000 for Cancer Care Center

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The 6th Annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run to Benefit the Center for Cancer Care set a record for participation with approximately 580 participants and raised more than $50,000 for patient needs. The Oct. 18 event drew walkers and runners from throughout the Greater Naugatuck Valley and surrounding areas and featured a Survivors’ Tent for local […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk took place Sunday in Norwalk. Nearly 1,000 attended the 20th anniversary event.

Heart walk in Norwalk attracts more than 1,000

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  The American Heart Association’s Fairfield County Heart Walk took place Sunday, Oct. 26 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke — the number one and four killers in Connecticut. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event. Participants walked the three-mile route for heart health and […] [Read More]
Jeanie Valentine gets a flu shot as part of the "Fight the Flu" campaign by the city and Stamford Hospital at Government Center in Stamford. A UNH assistant professor said the odds of dying from flu or a traffic accident are higher than dying from Ebola.

UNH prof: You’re more likely to die from flu, traffic accident than Ebola

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As news about the Ebola virus continues to dominate the front page, Melanie Eldridge, assistant professor of biology and environmental science at the University of New Haven and an infectious disease expert, said seasonal flu and traffic accidents pose a greater threat to Americans than Ebola. “Thousands of people die from the flu each year,” […] [Read More]
Categories: Ebola, flu

St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit in Bridgeport

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As part of breastcancer awareness month, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center mobile mammography unit will be at the Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-576-5500. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

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The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton
Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan will be honored at an upcoming heart walk event.

New Canaan couple to be honored at heart walk

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The American Heart Association has announced that Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan, will be honored at the upcoming Fairfield County Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. For more information about the Heart Walk or to start a team, please email Kevin.Byrne@heart.org or call 914-640-3262. To sign up […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
Dr. Denise Barajas, medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, has joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act.

DeLauro calls for national dense breast legislation

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday by calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act. The bill, introduced by DeLauro last year, would help raise awareness of breast cancer risks, and the importance of appropriate screening. The act ensures the information that women and their health care […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby

Yale study shows how brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss

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Is a cure for obesity on the horizon? Well, probably not any time soon. However, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose. As you likely know, weight gain happens […] [Read More]
Hawley Lane Shoes at 862 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

Mention Valley Goes Pink at Hawley Lane stores, get discount

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Throughout the month of October, Hawley Lane Shoes stores throughout the state are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Griffin Hospital’s the Valley Goes Pink campaign. All Hawley Lane patrons who mention the Valley Goes Pink this month will receive 10 percent off their purchases. The company will also give 10 percent of each purchase […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton