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Yale study: Low risk for small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

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Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, but a new study from Yale and Brown universities shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with an increased risk of specific birth outcomes […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Heavy-drinking smokers have harder time quitting

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Though smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all, a study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine found that modifying tobacco-oriented telephone counseling to help hazardous drinkers can help them quit smoking. The study was published online Nov. […] [Read More]
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CDC: Not all excessive drinkers are alcoholics

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Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Excessive drinking includes binge drinking (four or more drinks on an occasion for women, five […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health
13-year-old Syncere Klock (center) with his mother and Sister Theresa from the Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Teen Center in Bridgeport and Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark at 3030 Park.

Bridgeport boy honored for efforts in preventing drug and alcohol abuse

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The Watermark at 3030 Park recently hosted a special ceremony honoring Syncere Klock, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, who was named as the senior living community’s newest “Watermark kid.” Watermark for Kids is an organization that empowers young people to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express […] [Read More]

State teen health report: Alcohol use down, but access to drugs is high

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Alcohol use,  and some risky sexual behaviors are on the decline among Connecticut teens, according to a new report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. But the report also shows that Connecticut youth were less likely than their peers to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, and they had greater access […] [Read More]
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State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

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Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in 12 priority areas, including nutrition, physical activity, obesity, tobacco, heart health, cancer, diabetes, and asthma. A comprehensive set of indicators track progress in each of these priority […] [Read More]

Liver disease from alcohol more common in those with HIV, hepatitis

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Advanced liver disease caused by alcohol consumption was more prevalent among people infected with HIV and the hepatitis virus, a new study has found. The study, which involved researchers from the Yale University School of medicine, is published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The research team studied participants in the Veterans Aging Cohort […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health, HIV
Actress Glenn Close will be featured in a new mental health awareness campaign being used by the Primary Care Action Group, a local coalition of hospitals, mental health agencies and other health resources in Greater Bridgeport.

Students, Glenn Close featured in mental health campaign

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Student videos about mental health may be coming soon to your inbox, as part of am awareness campaign being launched this May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Members of the Primary Care Action Group – which includes hospitals, town and city health departments, and regional prevention and mental health councils serving Greater Bridgeport  – designed […] [Read More]
Greg Williams, seated at left with back to camera, prepares to interview actress Kristen Johnston for a segment in the documentary, "The Anonymous People." The film won a PRISM Award this week.

Danbury filmmaker wins PRISM award for addiction film

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“The Anonymous People,” a documentary about addiction by Danbury filmmaker Greg Williams, won a PRISM Award for documentary feature film Tuesday night. The awards recognize accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Other winners included Julia Roberts, for her role […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse
A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

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High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer Reports’ website. The PSAs recently premiered at an event at Griffin Hospital as part of Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach […] [Read More]