Patient care advocate speaks in Norwalk

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Fairfield resident and patient care reform advocate Randi Redmond Oster will speak from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Ave. at the Connecticut Health Council’s “The Patient is the Future” event. Redmond Oster is an award-winning writer and the author of Questioning Protocol: An Empowering […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General

Teens’ friends more likely to ‘help’ them start smoking than stop

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It’s a long-held belief that peer pressure can spur teens to indulge in bad behavior — including smoking. Now, a study by a group of sociologists is giving some evidence to back up that conventional wisdom. The study, sponsored by the Eurnice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and published in […] [Read More]
Categories: smoking
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New Doctors Express Urgent Care opens in Stamford

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Doctors Express Urgent Care will host a grand opening event for business and community leaders at 3000 Summer St. in Stamford on Thursday, June 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Doctors Express Stamford (www.doctorsexpressstamford.com) offers care for non-life threatening medical emergencies, as well as routine health needs.  The new health center will officially open with […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Stamford

Program on prescription drugs in Greenwich

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Prevention service Liberation Programs will sponsor the free seminar ” Prescription Drugs: What’s in Your Cabinet?” at noon Thursday, July 10, at Greenwich YWCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Each day in the US, approximately 2,000 teens try a prescription drug for the first time without the guidance of a doctor. This seminar, led by […] [Read More]
Kristen Cusato, advocate for Alzheimer's disease research, will be signing books at the Westport Barnes & Noble.

Former WTNH anchor to speak about Alzheimer’s in Westport

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Kristen Cusato, former WTNH anchor and contributor to the newly released book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias” will be signing books from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Barnes and Noble 1076 Post Road E., Westport. Cusato began working with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter as […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's
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State starts mosquito-testing program

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The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program today announced it is monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis virus. The mosquito trapping and testing program, coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), began June 2nd. Test results to date are […] [Read More]
Categories: West Nile Virus

Combination of PTSD, depression increases pregnancy risk

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Pregnant women who suffer from both post traumatic stress disorder and major depression are four times more likely to deliver prematurely than women without those conditions, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows. The combination of PTSD and a major depressive episodes rank as high as a prior preterm birth as risk factors […] [Read More]

FDA: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat more fish

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have concluded pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might become pregnant, and young children should eat more fish that is lower in mercury in order to gain important developmental and health benefits. The draft updated advice is consistent with recommendations in the 2010 […] [Read More]