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World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day in Milford

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, participants and practitioners of T’ai Chi and Qigong will gather on the Milford Green to celebrate the 15th Annual World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day, Milford’s ninth such event. WTCQD Milford will collect donations for the construction of Fisher House at the Veterans Administration Hospital of […] [Read More]
Categories: fitness, General, health, Milford
Dr. Alon Ronen

St. Vincent’s hosts talk on cardiac death in the young

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting an informative lecture on “Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young.” This lecture will inform and empower parents to take action and prevent their child or teen from becoming a statistic. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in St. Vincent’s Hawley Conference Center, […] [Read More]
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

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]

AmeriCares Free Clinics among Hearst grant recipients

AmeriCares Free Clinics is one of the many organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, has free clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. There is also a mobile clinic operating in Stamford. Four times a year, the Hearst Foundations make between 65 and 80 grants to deserving organizations across […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
Relay for Life at Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Apr. 11, 2014

Quinnipiac Relay for Life raises more than $80,000

Quinnipiac University raised more than $80,000 during its Relay for Life event, a community fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society held April 11 and 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus. The top three fundraising teams from Quinnipiac each collected more than $3,000. The first-place team, Fighters for Tomorrow, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

DeJesus Dental in Bridgeport offers free oral cancer screening

In honor of April being oral cancer awareness month, Dejesus Dental Group, 4131 Main St., Bridgeport is offering a free oral cancer screening ($47 value) with Velscope Vx technology that allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye. The exam only takes about two minutes, and the offer lasts until April […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, dental, oral cancer

Fairfield March for Babies on May 4

On Sunday, May 4 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies — the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health

‘Smart Weight’ program in Milford

Milford Hospital will be having a six-week program titled “Smart Weigh” starting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22 continuing every Monday until May 27.  Registered Dietitian Elaine Dyer will teach participants how to develop a healthy weight and nutrition plan.  The fee for the event is $60 and registration is required. To register, go […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition, obesity

Yale study: Fertility treatments need not lead to multiple births

While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn’t have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study […] [Read More]
Breast Cancer

Component of IV drips can reduce injury to major organs

Yale researchers have found that the lactate component of a common saline solution used in intravenous drips in hospitals may have anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce injury to major organs. The finding has clinical implications for the treatment of pancreatitis, kidney injury, strokes, and even heart attacks. The study is published online in the journal […] [Read More]