New prostate cancer treatment has complications

A faster and less expensive form of prostate cancer treatment may have a high price in the form of urinary complications, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The  standard external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is called intensity modulated radiation therapy. The new treatment in question is called stereotactic […] [Read More]

The perils of spring break binge drinking

With March upon us, you know that Spring Break — that annual rite of passage for many American college students — is looming. But with the promises of sun, fun and adventure that spring break brings for many comes some major health concerns as well. A study conducted by the American College of Health found […] [Read More]

Stamford Hospital offers pocket guide to the flu

Flu season might be headed to its finish, with the traditional peak months of January and February behind us. But it still doesn’t hurt to keep informed of this contagious respiratory illness. To that end, Stamford Hospital has offered a “pocket guide to the flu,” which is embedded below. Check it out. [Read More]
Categories: flu

‘Five keys to Optimal Health’ at Quinnipiac

Dr. Holly Atkinson, medical correspondent and editor at HealthiNation, a digital health network, will deliver the lecture, “The Five Keys to Optimal Health,” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus. This event, part of Quinnipiac’s Campus Cross Talk series, is […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Hearing loss discussed in Greenwich

At Home in Greenwich invites seniors to a talk on “Hearing Loss: Why Did This Happen and What Can I Do?” by audiologist Dr. Carrie Blair at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave. In addition to discussing the mechanisms and pathologies of hearing loss and the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hearing

Caffeine subject of new Fit Chicks talk

Join fitness motivator and intuitive eating coach Linda Gottlieb for a “Fit Chicks” presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton.  Learn about the positive and negative impacts of caffeine on health. Call 203-877-5270 to register for the free program. [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nutrition

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

This is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and, though American Cancer Society reports unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in most U.S. population groups, screening rates remain too low according to the organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the testing status for adults aged 50 to 75 years is […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, colon cancer

Agency seeks 100-year-olds

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut is looking for people in New Haven County who will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2014 or who have already passed this milestone.  The agency will host a special luncheon May 7 to honor and celebrate the lives of these centenarians.  For more information or to notify […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, health
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Test those smoke alarms when springing ahead

This weekend marks the return of Daylight Savings Time and, on Sunday, everyone needs to “spring forward,” setting their clocks ahead an hour. But area fire prevention agencies, including the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau, say that’s not the only action you need to take this weekend. Daylight savings time is a good time for people […] [Read More]
Denise Barajas,  medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will start a series of free breast health presentations on April 10 with “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Griffin’s breast center to host discussion

  The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on April 10. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy. The program runs from 5 to […] [Read More]