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March of Dimes: Blizzard poses particular risk to pregnant women

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As residents of Connecticut and the Northeast brace for the possibly historic blizzard scheduled to begin today, the March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies, long term power outages or the need to evacuate from their homes. Pregnant women should discuss any concerns and their […] [Read More]
Categories: cold, pregnancy

Fairfield breast center hosts support group tonight

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a support group for women under 50 living and thriving with cancer today at 7 p.m. Groups meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month. For details, or to RSVP for tonight’s meeting, email mjvasquezphd@gmail. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Fairfield

Statewide training to teach people to lead diabetes workshops

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For the third time in Connecticut, a free state-wide training will be offered to professionals and volunteers to lead an interactive, community-based workshop series for diabetes, and chronic disease self management programs in Spanish, Programa de Menejo Personal de la Diabetes, and Tomando Control de su Salud. The leader training will take place from 8:30 […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

Yale study: Discharge summaries reduce hospital readmissions

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For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. The findings are published in the […] [Read More]

Fairfield fitness centers host day of wellness for breast cancer patients

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On Jan. 21, seven area fitness centers will host a Day of Wellness, a breast cancer awareness event highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. Volunteers from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will distribute information on breast health, breast self-exams and cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Fairfield

American Cancer Society promotes Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Deaths from cervical cancer, once a leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, have dropped dramatically in the past several decades, but more can and should be done to prevent the disease. This is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society is highlighting the fact that the great majority […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
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Heart association offers smart Super Bowl snacking tips

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With the Super Bowl only weeks away, many people are already prepping their snack platters for their game-viewing party. But how do you enjoy the big event without eating too much unhealthy food? The American Heart Association offers the following tips.   First Half Strategy – First, start off with salad and veggies. Fill up […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
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Yale study: Some diabetes patients may be over-treating themselves

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Diabetes treatments have saved many lives, but in older patients with multiple medical conditions, aggressively controlling blood sugar with insulin and sulfonylurea drugs, could lead to over-treatment and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), according to new research by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the Jan. 12 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, the study found […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

Event will raise money for Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

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The Winter Rose of Hope event to benefit Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull. The keynote speaker will be Colleen Reilly, a 9/11 survivor who teaches yoga the Norma Pfriem center in Fairfield. For more information, call […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
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Are you sleep deprived? Here are 5 tips for better rest

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Was is a struggle for you to get out of bed this morning? Are you tired throughout the day? You could be one of the millions of Americans who are sleep-deprived. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 35 percent of U.S. adults report less than seven hours of sleep during a […] [Read More]
Categories: sleep, sleep disorders