More than 500 runners and walkers took part in the Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run last year, raising over $60,000 for the Center’s patient support programs. This year’s Walk/Run is set for Oct. 18.

Griffin sponsors Cancer Care 5K in fall

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Griffin Hospital invites individuals and families to join the more than 500 walkers and runners expected to support local cancer patients at the 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this non-competitive event […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday Aug. 6. For information […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
William Rutkauskas of Shelton won a gift card at Family Fun Day sponsored by Griffin Hospital.

Shelton men win big at Griffin event

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Michael Madison and William Rutkauskas, both of Shelton, were the big winners at the June 28 Men’s Health Day event sponsored by Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men campaign. Madison won the raffle for a new Char-Broil grill while Rutkauskas took home the $200 Family Fun Day gift card for the Sports Center of Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Yale study: Aggressive tumors turn off cancer-fighting genes

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A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors. According to a news release from Yale, the findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggest that this gene silencing process could be interrupted to increase the chances that aggressive tumors […] [Read More]

Breast Center reaccredited

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has been reaccredited by the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Center for meeting high standards in patient care quality, patient and staff education and other important areas. The accreditation covers the Breast Care Center’s locations at Bridgeport Hospital and in Fairfield. The National Accreditation Program for Breast […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Breast Cancer Center ‘Tickled Pink’ to host gala

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut providing post-treatment support and education to survivors and their families, is celebrating its 15th anniversary of service to the community. Tickled Pink, a gala evening of dinner and dancing, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Branson Hall, Christ and Holy Trinity […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Westport

Study: Obese women have problems predicting rewards

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Obese women were better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues in the journal Current Biology. The findings could result in specific behavioral Researchers examined how 133 normal-weight and obese men and women learn associations […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Elmer Rosales

AmeriCares clinics get grant from Near and Far Aid

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Near & Far Aid has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk. The grant provides operating support for the clinics, which provide free medical care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab […] [Read More]
Randi Redmond Oster, author of Questioning Protocol.

Fairfield author’s health book named top beach read

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Looking for a good summer beach read? Well, “Questioning Protocol,” by Fairfield resident Randi Redmond Oster, was named “Best Beach Read” in health at the 2014 Beach Book Festival, which took place in New York in June. We profiled Oster for her health care advocacy in a June article. Her books detail her struggle with […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health
Laima Karosas, clinical associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner and post MSN programs at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac nursing practice program gets grant

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The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Quinnipiac an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program grant, which was created to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing