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Yale study: Parenting interventions seldom include fathers

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Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them, according to research conducted by scientists at Yale University and the Fatherhood Institute in London. The team’s review of global publications found only 199 presenting evidence on father participation or […] [Read More]

Tea to raise breast cancer awareness in Trumbull

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In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library System and the Trumbull Monroe Health District are sponsoring an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to0 4 p.m., at the Trumbull Library (in the Community Room), 33 Quality St., Trumbull. Nicole Larizza, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Disaster boot camp in Stamford

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The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The training will provide information and basic skills needed to become a registered Red Cross volunteer, supporting disaster response here in Connecticut. From major […] [Read More]
Categories: Stamford
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FDA: Beware products claiming to ‘cure’ concussion

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With classes either starting or about to start at most schools, parents may be thinking about sport safety and the potential for their children to get a concussion. Well, the Food and Drug Administration reports that some companies are looking to exploit these parents’ concerns, offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to […] [Read More]

Heart Association announces e-cigarette policy

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The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations today on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts. The guidance was published in the association’s journal, Circulation. Based on the current evidence, the association’s position is that e-cigarettes that contain nicotine are tobacco products and should be subject to all laws that apply […] [Read More]
Categories: e-cigarettes

NAMI support group meets in Seymour

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The Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has eight support groups in the state, including one that meets at the Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour. The group, open to anyone, meets regularly on the first and third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For details, call 203-592-9843. Groups […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Seymour

Breastfeeding support group in Trumbull

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Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are […] [Read More]

Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford, CT. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 3. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford