Two cases of measles confirmed in Fairfield County

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Measles is considered to be eliminated in the United States, but two unrelated cases of the highly contagious disease have popped up in Fairfield County. The state Department of Public Health confirmed the cases. One is an adult; the other an infant. The source of these cases is unknown. A handful of measles cases have been reported […] [Read More]
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Do you use your Smartphone when you’re with your kids?

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When we’re with our children, we like to think we’re giving them our full attention. But a study published today in Pediatrics shows that parents might be distracted by their mobile devices more often than they realize. For the study, researchers observed 55 caregivers eating with 1 or more young children in fast food restaurants […] [Read More]
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New prostate cancer treatment has complications

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A faster and less expensive form of prostate cancer treatment may have a high price in the form of urinary complications, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The  standard external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is called intensity modulated radiation therapy. The new treatment in question is called stereotactic […] [Read More]
SPRING BREAK

The perils of spring break binge drinking

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With March upon us, you know that Spring Break — that annual rite of passage for many American college students — is looming. But with the promises of sun, fun and adventure that spring break brings for many comes some major health concerns as well. A study conducted by the American College of Health found […] [Read More]

Stamford Hospital offers pocket guide to the flu

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Flu season might be headed to its finish, with the traditional peak months of January and February behind us. But it still doesn’t hurt to keep informed of this contagious respiratory illness. To that end, Stamford Hospital has offered a “pocket guide to the flu,” which is embedded below. Check it out. [Read More]
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‘Five keys to Optimal Health’ at Quinnipiac

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Dr. Holly Atkinson, medical correspondent and editor at HealthiNation, a digital health network, will deliver the lecture, “The Five Keys to Optimal Health,” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus. This event, part of Quinnipiac’s Campus Cross Talk series, is […] [Read More]
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Hearing loss discussed in Greenwich

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At Home in Greenwich invites seniors to a talk on “Hearing Loss: Why Did This Happen and What Can I Do?” by audiologist Dr. Carrie Blair at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave. In addition to discussing the mechanisms and pathologies of hearing loss and the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hearing
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Caffeine subject of new Fit Chicks talk

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Join fitness motivator and intuitive eating coach Linda Gottlieb for a “Fit Chicks” presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton.  Learn about the positive and negative impacts of caffeine on health. Call 203-877-5270 to register for the free program. [Read More]
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