Yale: Conventional surgery better for some lung cancer patients

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Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), will speak at a women's public health forum on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Connecticut Health I-Team, Yale sponsor women’s health forum

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The Connecticut Health I-Team, a news health and safety website (and Hearst Connecticut Media partner) in collaboration with the Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, is sponsoring a women’s health forum on the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment, led by a panel of experts in research, prevention and practice. […] [Read More]
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Visit a corn maze and help cancer research

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Plasko’s Farm Scarecrow Festival and corn maze, 670 Daniel’s Farm Road, Trumbull, and is visited year round by thousands of Connecticut residents and visitors each year.  For every ticket sold for the corn maze, Plasko’s donates $1 to St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound charity for cancer prevention, education, and support programs.  The SWIM’s 45 […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull
Tournament co-chair Nancy Bento, NPBCC President’s Council; speaker Sawyer Nessel; and tournament co-chair Donna T. Craft, NPBCC Advisory Board.

Tennis tournament raises $16,000 for breast center

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The Sept. 9 Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament netted over $16,000 for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s community outreach programs.  Over 60 women took part in the Tournament at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield.  Players came from Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Wilton, Stratford and Weston. People’s United Bank was the lead […] [Read More]
This "I Am Healed" necklace, created jewelry designer Mary Margrill, is being sold to raise money for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Necklace being sold to raise money for Bridgeport breast center

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In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — which is October — jewelry designer Mary Margrill, a pioneer in the world of jewelry for more than 20 years, is donating the proceeds from the sale of her “I Am Healed” necklace to Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center for their programs for women […] [Read More]
Former Ice Capades skater, Karen Christensen of Wilton, (3rd from right in hat) walked in the 2013 Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. This year’s event will be a new location—Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk. Register online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.

American Heart Association fundraiser to take place Oct. 26

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The American Heart Association  has announced the 20th Anniversary Fairfield County Heart Walk event is set for Sunday, Oct. 26th at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. Community and company teams and individual walkers are encouraged to sign up online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org. The Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk-Run Race Director Christian Meagher, left, accepts a $5,000 sponsorship check from Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle.

Ansonia club helps sponsor Griffin cancer fundraiser

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The Ansonia Rod & Gun Club continued its generous support of the Annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run with a recent donation of $5,000 to be the event’s finish line sponsor. The donation was spearheaded by Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle, who also serves as a Volunteer Ambassador […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, cancer, Derby
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Anti-obesity group emphasizes importance of whole grains

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For September, Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is providing a wealth of information to help area residents shop for, prepare and eat whole-grain foods to gain the maximum health benefit. The group’s website, GetHealthyCT.org, offers a variety of easy recipes using whole grains, including eight high-fiber […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition, obesity

Blood pressure screenings

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call (888) 357-2396. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, Sept. 8, 9:30 – 11:30 am Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Sept. 15, 9:30 – 11:30 am Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., Monday, Sept. 22, […] [Read More]
Categories: hypertension

A quarter of Connecticut adults are obese

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The bad news: About a quarter of the state’s adults are obese, and that number has risen steadily over the past few decades. The good news: Connecticut is still doing better than a lot of its fellow states. That’s according to the annual “State of Obesity” report from the Trust for America’s Health and the […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity