AmeriCares Free Clinics among Hearst grant recipients

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AmeriCares Free Clinics is one of the many organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, has free clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. There is also a mobile clinic operating in Stamford. Four times a year, the Hearst Foundations make between 65 and 80 grants to deserving organizations across […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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Appointments open for Griffin cancer screenings

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Griffin Hospital still has spots available for free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, will take place at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue in Derby. To register, call […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, oral cancer

‘Pucks for Prevention’ in Norwalk

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In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Human Services Council will host its first annual “Pucks for Prevention” Charity Hockey Game, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27,  at the  SoNo Ice House, 300 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department will face off on the ice against the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, to […] [Read More]
Relay for Life at Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Apr. 11, 2014

Quinnipiac Relay for Life raises more than $80,000

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Quinnipiac University raised more than $80,000 during its Relay for Life event, a community fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society held April 11 and 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus. The top three fundraising teams from Quinnipiac each collected more than $3,000. The first-place team, Fighters for Tomorrow, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

DeJesus Dental in Bridgeport offers free oral cancer screening

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In honor of April being oral cancer awareness month, Dejesus Dental Group, 4131 Main St., Bridgeport is offering a free oral cancer screening ($47 value) with Velscope Vx technology that allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye. The exam only takes about two minutes, and the offer lasts until April […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, dental, oral cancer

Fairfield March for Babies on May 4

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On Sunday, May 4 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies — the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health

‘Smart Weight’ program in Milford

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Milford Hospital will be having a six-week program titled “Smart Weigh” starting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22 continuing every Monday until May 27.  Registered Dietitian Elaine Dyer will teach participants how to develop a healthy weight and nutrition plan.  The fee for the event is $60 and registration is required. To register, go […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition, obesity

Yale study: Fertility treatments need not lead to multiple births

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While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn’t have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study […] [Read More]