Child Guidance Center clinical director to retire

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Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut’ Clinical Director, Dr. Larry Rosenberg, has announced plans to step down from his position in the spring  of 2014 after 26 years with the center. CGC has launched a national search to fill this key position. Rosenberg has served as Clinical Director of this  nearly 60-year-old child and adolescent […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Cancer nutrition at CT Challenge in Southport

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The nutrition series for cancer survivors that the CT Challenge has been running throughout the year picks back up at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, with “In the Kitchen: Celebrating Food Through Cooking.”  The three-part series opens with “Foods You Crave” on and continues the following two Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., covering the topics “Blending […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield, General, health

Sunday is World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day takes place Dec. 1 every year, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite against AIDS and HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.1 million people in the U.S. aged 13 and older are living with HIV infection, including about 200,000 who are unaware of their […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, HIV

St. Vincent’s to light tree on Monday

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St. Vincent’s Employee of the Year Joe Laveneziana  will flip the switch to turn on the lights and place the angel atop the 14-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Monday,  December 2 at 9:45 a.m. Students from Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull will sing holiday songs during the ceremonies. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Talk for diabetics at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations to help diabetics handle the holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Handling the Holidays and Special Occasions” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Education Classroom and at […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

Learn your family health history this Thanksgiving

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health encourages families to take a few minutes this Thanksgiving Day to discuss their family health history, one of the largest risk factors in many chronic diseases. Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases – heart disease, cancer, and diabetes – and rare diseases – […] [Read More]

Sharing family meals helps everyone

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According to a new survey, while the majority of families with children feel “’more connected” when they eat together, only 36 percent actually do so for dinner every night. Nearly half of those who don’t cite the reason as not being home at the same time. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

More tips for not getting sick at the holidays

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Hopefully, you’ll be spending time with loved ones this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. And, hopefully, you read my piece in today’s health section about protecting yourself and others from illness at family gatherings. Well, here are a few more tips for preventing infection in this festive season.  Sanitizing doesn’t stop with hand washing: We all know […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, flu, General, health