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FDA project unearths some fishy labeling

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Wondering if your “wild caught” salmon is actually “farm-raised?” Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration are able to answer this and other questions through a project that creates DNA barcodes to identify individual fish species. The massive project is part of an effort aimed at solving the problem of species substitution, which can result […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety, nutrition

Yale study: Pregnancy risk higher with new sterilization technique

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Women who used a new method of sterilization called hysteroscopic sterilization had a 10 times greater risk of pregnancy after one year than those who used the older laparoscopic sterilization method. This new finding by Yale School of Medicine researchers is published in the April 21 issue of the journal Contraception. According to the Yale […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital nursing school to move to UB

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The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing  into UB. The idea is that, eventually, the university will assume full responsibility for the nursing program. The integration isn’t yet completes, as various permissions are needed to offer […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing
From left to right: Debra Bagni - Gateway Community College – Department of Nursing, Mellissa LaParre - Sacred Heart University - School of Nursing, Rachel Henderson – Southern Connecticut State University - Department of Nursing, Mary Gallagher – Yale School of Nursing, and Melanie Powers - Quinnipiac University – School of Nursing

Local nursing students get Nightingale scholarships

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John R. Quinn, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut), has announced that five local nursing students: Debra Bagni, Mary Gallagher, Rachel Henderson, Mellissa LaParre, and Melanie Powers, have received a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program. The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
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Griffin seeking eggs-ellent study participants

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Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Derby is looking for people to participate in a study exploring the health effects of eating eggs in people with Type 2 diabetes. A research team from the center has been studying the effects of eggs on heart health. So far, researchers have found that including eggs in one’s diet […] [Read More]
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World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day in Milford

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

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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

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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]