Northbridge Resident, Gail, with “Brain Jeopardy” prizes for answering tough “brain” questions

Brain Awareness event at Northbridge in Bridgeport

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On March 13, Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, held an event for the residents to participate in the annual worldwide “Brain Awareness Week” campaign, organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.  The residents learned about the functions of the brain and played “Brain Jeopardy”, answering challenging questions about the brain and performing brain functions. […] [Read More]
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St. Louis Race for the Cure

Komen Connecticut seeks kids’ t-shirt designs

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The Connecticut affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation is asking Connecticut kids to get involved in their local Race for the Cure. They are calling for middle school and high school students to participate in their Kids for the Cure t-shirt design contest that the organization is hosting until March 17. These submissions will […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Drug-free family night in Norwalk

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The Norwalk-based Courage to Speak Foundation will have its 10th annual “Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night” at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 (snow date Thursday, March 20), at West Rocks Middle School, 81 W. Rocks Road, Norwalk. Parents and their children will be encouraged to talk about the dangers of drugs […] [Read More]
Categories: drug abuse, General, health
Author Shannon Brownlee will speak at a health panel at Quinnipiac on Tuesday.

“Overtreated” author to speak at Quinnipiac Tuesday

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Shannon Brownlee, author of “Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer,” will be the keynote speaker at the Universal Health Care Foundation forum, “Reform to Transform,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus, 370 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
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Study: Commonly used drugs might not be effective against autoimmune diseases

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Drugs for such autoimmune diseases as lupus that block only one of the two principal signaling pathways can activate an overabundance of one potentially disease-causing type of immune cell population over another, a Yale study has found. The findings about T lymphocytes, white blood cells that regulate the immune response, have implications for the development […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, lupus

11 women to get heart health makeover

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The Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association will conduct the BetterU Makeover Challenge program to assist eleven local women on their journey toward improved heart health through lifestyle changes. The 12-week BetterU program is being sponsored by Stamford Hospital. The program’s goal is to remind all women of the need to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent their number […] [Read More]
A new Bridgeport Hospital Outpatient Radiology center has opened at 5520 Park Avenue in Trumbull.

Bridgeport Hospital opens new outpatient radiology spot in Trumbull

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The Bridgeport Hospital Outpatient Radiology network opened a new, fifth center at 5520 Park Ave., Suite 200, in Trumbull on March 13. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center offers X-rays, mammograms and ultrasound exams. Other services already offered at the same location include the Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists antenatal […] [Read More]

Prematurely born twins and their parents lead March for Babies

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On Sunday, May 4, hundreds from the Danbury area will gather for March for Babies at its new location at Ives Concert Park at Western Connecticut State University to benefit the March of Dimes.  Leading the festivities will be the event’s 2014 Ambassadors, Joseph and Jessica Bittner of New Milford, along with their 2 ½ […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health