Breast Center reaccredited

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has been reaccredited by the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Center for meeting high standards in patient care quality, patient and staff education and other important areas. The accreditation covers the Breast Care Center’s locations at Bridgeport Hospital and in Fairfield. The National Accreditation Program for Breast […] [Read More]
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Fairfield dance school has begun

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The eight weeks of SummerDance at Connecticut Dance School, 42 Halley Court Fairfield, started last week. More than thirty students are having morning dance classes and afternoon art projects each day in the school’s studios. Here, Maya Sawaki, age 5 from Bridgeport does stretches at the beginning of their morning ballet class with Ms Patrice […] [Read More]
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Breast Cancer Center ‘Tickled Pink’ to host gala

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut providing post-treatment support and education to survivors and their families, is celebrating its 15th anniversary of service to the community. Tickled Pink, a gala evening of dinner and dancing, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Branson Hall, Christ and Holy Trinity […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Westport
Nina Sedov exercises in Miriam Shaw's Total Body Workout class at the senior center in Stamford, Conn. on Friday January 20, 2012. (File photo)

Exercise is Medicine in Stamford

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Stamford Senior Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, will host the talk “Exercise is Medicine” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 25. Gina Fogliano, director of Fitness Coaching at Stamford Hospital’s Health and fitness Institute, will discuss the benefits of diet and exercise and how to make exercise fit into your lifestyle. Call 877-233-9355 to […] [Read More]
Categories: exercise, Stamford

FDA approves drug to treat rare disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Ruconest, the first recombinant C1-Esterase Inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema. Hereditary angioedema, which is caused by having insufficient amounts of a plasma protein called C1-esterase inhibitor, affects approximately 6,000 to 10,000 people in the United States. […] [Read More]

Study: Obese women have problems predicting rewards

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Obese women were better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues in the journal Current Biology. The findings could result in specific behavioral Researchers examined how 133 normal-weight and obese men and women learn associations […] [Read More]
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Presentation for caregivers in Shelton

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A “Sandwiched” presentation for caregivers will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave. The topic for this session is The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Health. Join Tina Miller, registered dietitian for United Methodist Homes, to hear more about […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Shelton

Quinnipiac physician assistant students to get certificates

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Fifty-seven physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University will receive certificates signifying they have completed the graduate program during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on the University’s York Hill Campus. “The class of 2014 is certainly a class that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the […] [Read More]
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