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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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]
Bill Becker of Bridgeport died of breast cancer Sept. 17. He was involved in making a movie to raise awareness about breast cancer in men.

Advocate for men with breast cancer dies

A Bridgeport man who worked to raise awareness about breast cancer in men reportedly died last month. Bill Becker, who was diagnosed in 2011, was involved in making a documentary, Times Like These, about men and breast cancer. A note on the film’s web site states “It is with deep sadness to share that Bill […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital hosts program on diabetes

The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about managing stress related to diabetes on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Nurse Donna Skurat will host “Coping with Diabetes,” an open discussion of how stress affects diabetes control and stress management. The presentations will […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

FDA advises against mixing certain cold meds and driving

We’re entering the much-dreaded cold and allergy season, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know there are over-the-counter medicines that can make you drowsy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery safely. Over-the-counter medicines are also known as OTC or nonprescription medicines. All these terms mean the same […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health