Collection technicians Tara Thompson, prepares to draw blood donated by Ricardo Nieves, of Bridgeport, during a Red Cross blood drive held at Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn. on July 24. The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations during this holiday season, which is a time when donations typically decline.

Blood donations needed for the holidays

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Library hosts talk on sports nutrition

Nutrition expert Samantha Heller and jazz guitarist Michael Coppola will headline a multimedia wellness presentation titled “Fueling for Success — Sports Nutrition to Optimize Performance and Endurance for Athletes” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Rotary Room of the Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Learn what to eat, and when, to make […] [Read More]
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Fairfield’s Save the Children receives $6.6 million grant for Ebola efforts

Save the Children in Fairfield has received its largest private donation to date for its Ebola response. The $6.6 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will support efforts to provide healthcare, comfort, protection and education to Liberia’s children and families, as well as community awareness programs aimed at protecting health and preventing […] [Read More]
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CDC: Almost 23 percent of high school students smoke

Almost 23 percent of high school students  use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reports that more than 90 percent of those using a tobacco product are using combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and pipes. The 50th Anniversary Surgeon […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital unveils new videophone

Bridgeport Hospital has unveiled a new videophone for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The Sorenson Video Response System is located in the main lobby with easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions posted next to the phone and on-screen. The phone is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week and connects to […] [Read More]
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Veterans Screening Week in Stamford

Stamford Hospital is joining with Lung Cancer Alliance, the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Veterans and Military Officers Association of America to participate in the third annual Veterans Screening Week, through Saturday. All U.S. Veterans are invited to come in for a lung cancer risk assessment and, if appropriate, can schedule to receive a lung […] [Read More]
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Teenager works to raise money for epilepsy foundation

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures which affects people of all ages. World-wide, more than 65 million people live with epilepsy; two million Americans have the condition, and 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. One passionate teenager, […] [Read More]
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Left to right, Heather Paul, 18, Stefanie Johnson, 18 and Shannon Colby, 17, all Danbury High School students working on an anti-smoking campaign. A study named Connecticut the 13th best state for fighting lung cancer costs, partly because of its anti-smoking efforts.

Study: Connecticut 13th best in fighting lung cancer costs

Connecticut is the 13th best state when it comes to fighting the high cost of lung cancer, according to a study from the personal finance social network WalletHub.  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the disease accounts for $12.1 billion of total cancer care costs and $36.1 billion in lost productivity, according to the […] [Read More]
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