More than 500 runners and walkers took part in the Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run last year, raising over $60,000 for the Center’s patient support programs. This year’s Walk/Run is set for Oct. 18.

Griffin sponsors Cancer Care 5K in fall

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Griffin Hospital invites individuals and families to join the more than 500 walkers and runners expected to support local cancer patients at the 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this non-competitive event […] [Read More]
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Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday Aug. 6. For information […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in CT

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The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on July 16, have tested positive for West Nile virus. These results represent the first positive mosquitoes identified in the state by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this year. Connecticut residents are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases. […] [Read More]
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William Rutkauskas of Shelton won a gift card at Family Fun Day sponsored by Griffin Hospital.

Shelton men win big at Griffin event

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Michael Madison and William Rutkauskas, both of Shelton, were the big winners at the June 28 Men’s Health Day event sponsored by Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men campaign. Madison won the raffle for a new Char-Broil grill while Rutkauskas took home the $200 Family Fun Day gift card for the Sports Center of Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Yale study: Aggressive tumors turn off cancer-fighting genes

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A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors. According to a news release from Yale, the findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggest that this gene silencing process could be interrupted to increase the chances that aggressive tumors […] [Read More]
Blood donor Paul Keene, of Fairfield, keeps his arm raised to prevent bleeding, during a blood drive held by the American Red Cross at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford, Conn. on Friday February 21, 2014. The winter weather has resulted in an urgent need for blood donations according to the Red Cross. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/ct to find a blood drive in your area.

Red Cross badly in need of donations

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The American Red Cross says it is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number […] [Read More]
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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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