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Senior Services of Stamford golf outing planned

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    The fifth annual Senior Services of Stamford Charity Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, May 22. “We are pleased to announce our honorees Jevera and Bill Hennessey, two very committed leaders in our community” said Don Case, Chairman of the Board in a news release. “All proceeds from this event will benefit […] [Read More]
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Head and neck screenings at Griffin

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Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, will be held at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. Oral, head and neck cancer can […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby, General, health
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“Time for Lyme” raises over $1 million

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    The stars came out Saturday as four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Jane Alexander, TV personality Gretchen Carlson, and former Major League Baseball manager Bobby Valentine gathered at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for Lyme Research Alliance’s “Time for Lyme” Gala. They were joined at the Gala, the signature annual event for […] [Read More]
Surgeon Anthy Demestihas will be honored at St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound' Celebrating Women event.

St. Vincent’s ‘Celebrating Women’ honors breast cancer survivors

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St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting its first “Celebrating Women” event, an evening of laughter, support and friendship. Celebrating Women recognizes and embraces female breast cancer survivors, along with their loved ones, physicians and medical professionals who helped to treat and support them throughout their journey. The event, which aims to raise awareness of […] [Read More]
Mohammed Taher and his brother Mohammed Sayed, of Bridgeport, talk a walk together at dusk by the beach at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. The city and the surrounding area were named among the 10 fittest in a recent Gallup poll

Bridgeport-Norwalk-Stamford region one of the fittest cities, says Gallup poll

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  A Gallup poll has named a big chunk of Fairfield County as one of the 10 least obese communities in the United States. According to the poll, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area is ninth least obese metro area in the country, with only 19.6 percent of its residents being obese. The least obese community, according to […] [Read More]
Categories: health, obesity

Head and neck cancer screenings at Yale

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Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free public screening for head and neck cancers. The free screenings will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23 on the Saint Raphael campus at the McGivney Center for Cancer Care and from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Friday, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, General, health
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is encouraging the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and evaluating their drinking habits. Though many adults drink moderately without […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse, health

Next week is National Public Health Week

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During the first full week of April each year, communities across the country observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. In celebration of Public Health Week, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is sponsoring the following events: […] [Read More]
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Yale prof one of 38 named to prestigious cancer academy

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Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center, and professor of epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine, was named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy Class of 2014. DeVita is one of 38 internationally-renowned cancer scientists being inducted during the […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, General, health
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Guys, the flu just isn’t going away

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Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean we need to stop worrying about the flu. The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that we’re still in a “second wave” of the contagious respiratory disease. As of March 29, the percent of emergency room visits attributed to fever or flu syndrome was at or above 5 pecent […] [Read More]