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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

Health fair at Trumbull senior center

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A health fair will take place on Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior center, 23 Priscilla Place in Trumbull. The fair features 23 different sponsors and departments who will be doing screenings, giving out information and answering questions on health, area services, in home assistance and estate planning. Among […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, health, Trumbull

Smoking cessation class at Bridgeport Hospital

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer its next series of Quit Smart smoking cessation classes Thursdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the first-floor Administrative Conference Room at the hospital, 267 Grant St. The program helps participants ease off nicotine gradually, learn self-discipline and relaxation techniques, and decide whether to […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, smoking

Yale researchers figuring out how to track elusive HIV protein

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HIV is adept at eluding immune system responses because the protein it uses to infect cells is constantly changing. But researchers from Yale University say they are figuring out how to monitor the shape-shifting of the protein — which could lead to new ways to attack the virus through drugs and vaccines. In two papers […] [Read More]