Nutritionist to speak on cancer survivorship in Fairfield

The Breast Cancer Survival Center is sponsoring a talk by talk show host and registered dietitian Samantha Heller at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.  The slow recovery from the negative effects of chemotherapy on memory and concentration is a frequent topic in support groups […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield, General, health
A container of cigarette butts is among the teaching tools Smoke Stoppers use in their smoking cessation program.

SmokeStoppers at St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s is pleased to offer the SmokeStoppers Smoking Cessation Program, beginning Wednesday, May 14.  The program involves eight 45-minute sessions designed to provide techniques, information, and support throughout the withdrawal and adjustment phases. All classes are from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport.  The registration […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, smoking
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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