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Fairfield March for Babies raises $125,000

More than 800 residents came out to support Connecticut’s tiniest citizens – babies –  on Sunday morning at Jennings Beach in Fairfield and to-date have raised $125,000 at March for Babies, the March of Dimes walk fundraiser to honor babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Nine March for Babies […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health
Runners dash from the starting line at last year’s Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K.

Bridgeport Hospital Home Run scheduled for May 25

The 11th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run, presented by AMR, is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, beginning and ending at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish. The event, which starts at 9 a.m., includes a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run and walk along a scenic waterfront course through Seaside Park as well as […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts Father’s Day art contest

Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men is holding a Valley-wide Father’s Day art contest to design the front of its 2014 Father’s Day Card. The contest is open to Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton students from elementary school through 12th grade. Entries will be split into an elementary school division (for those in sixth […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby

Cancer Society awards $1.3 million in grants in CT

The American Cancer Society has awarded two grants totaling over $1.3 million to researchers in Connecticut. The grants are among $42.9 million in national research and training grants awarded to 103 scientists and health professionals in the first of two grant cycles in 2014. The grants will fund investigators at 68 institutions across the United […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
A Hells Angels member during a run to celebrate the 55th anniversary of leader Sonny Barger's membership in the club, in Phoenix.

It’s Motorcycle Safety Month

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists and motorcyclists during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, to observe “None For The Road” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Connecticut roads. The campaign, “None For The Road” aims to encourage overall motorcycle safety, but also bring attention to the fact that drinking […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, injuries

Griffin’s diabetes groups rescheduled

The May 13 Diabetes Education & Support Groups at Griffin Hospital in Derby have been cancelled, but both the day and evening support groups will resume in June. Meetings will take place 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on June 10. For more details, visit Griffin Hospital’s web site. [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

Liver disease from alcohol more common in those with HIV, hepatitis

Advanced liver disease caused by alcohol consumption was more prevalent among people infected with HIV and the hepatitis virus, a new study has found. The study, which involved researchers from the Yale University School of medicine, is published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The research team studied participants in the Veterans Aging Cohort […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health, HIV

Griffin conducts 40 oral cancer screenings during event

The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby recently gave free oral, head and neck cancer screenings to 40 individuals in recognition of the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. This is the third year Griffin has offered these free screenings to the community. Oral, head and neck cancer can […] [Read More]
Categories: oral cancer