Griffin hosts session on end-of-life planning

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In recognition of National Healthcare Decision Day, Griffin Hospital in Derby will provide free information on end-of-life planning on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in the hospital’s Dining Room. Griffin staff will provide assistance on making advance directives or a living will and how to discuss end-of-life treatment with your physician […] [Read More]
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Romance gone wrong can harm girls’ mental health

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It’s hardly a surprise that the mental health of adolescent girls takes a hit when their romances don’t work out they way they hoped. But now there’s scientific research showing evidence of this phenomenon. The most recent issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior features a study called “Caught in a Bad Romance: […] [Read More]
Categories: health, mental health
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Easter lilies may harm cats

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Keep Kitty away from Lily. It sounds like seating instructions for the popular table at a snobby boarding school, but it’s actually a good piece of safety advice. Though lilies are a beloved symbol of the approaching Easter season, they actually pose a danger to our furry feline friends. According to the Food and Drug […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Mindful meditation in Milford

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Milford Hospital will be offering “Introduction to Mindful Meditation on April 17 at 6:30 pm given by Trish Kramer. Learn how mindful meditation promotes relaxation and deepens concentration – bringing emotional strength, stability and clarity. This is a free event and registration is required.  To register, go to www.milfordhospital.org or call the Department of Education […] [Read More]
Categories: fitness, General, health
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Star Jones to headline Heart Association fundraiser in Greenwich

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The Westchester-Fairfield Region American Heart Association announced that Star Jones will present the keynote address at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich. The event attracts more than 500 local businesswomen and community leaders for a half-day of inspiration, awareness and education about women’s number one […] [Read More]
: Bridgeport Hospital has opened a new blood draw station at the Willows Medical complex, 129 Kings Highway North, in Westport.

Bridgeport Hospital opens new blood draw station in Westport

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Bridgeport Hospital has opened a new blood draw station at 129 Kings Highway North, Suite 3, Westport, in the Willows Medical complex (corner of Routes 33 and 53). Walk-in blood-draw services are available for pediatric and adult patients. However, a physician requisition form is required. No appointment is necessary and most major health insurance plans […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals
Eve Schaub of Pawlet, Vt., is the author of "Year of No Sugar." She will be in Connecticut to talk about the book, and her family's year-long attempt to live sugar-free.

What would you miss if you gave up sugar?

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  Hopefully, you read my story this weekend on the Schaubs, the Vermont family who gave up all added sugar for an entire year. One of the most amazing things I realized when reading the book was how prevalent sugar is. One whole chapter of the book focuses on Schaub and her husband spending the […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Would you sacrifice sex for well-being?

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Would you turn down money if it meant improving your overall health? How about sex? Or the occasional cocktail? A recent survey by Westin Hotels and Resorts found that people across the globe would make some surprising sacrifices if it meant improving their well-being. Westin surveyed more than 6,000 frequent global travelers from the U.S., […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, General, health