The link between smoking and education

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A new Yale study shows that the links between smoking and education in adulthood are in fact explained by characteristics and choices made in adolescence. The study appears in the journal Social Science Research. According to a news release from Yale, the study uses data collected over more than 14 years to link the smoking […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, smoking

AARP sponsors forum on family caregiving

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AARP Connecticut is hosting an informational forum on family caregiving on June 17,  featuring AARP’s national Family/Caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, author of the ebook “Juggling Work and Caregivng.”  Choosing to Care: A Forum on Family Caregiving, is aimed at empowering family caregivers with knowledge and resources to assist them in caring for loved ones who […] [Read More]
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The winners from last year’s Bowling for Bullying event are from left, Andrea Goodman, Catherine Gallagher and Shaun Amberg, all from Fairfield, and Steve Hodson and Tom Gallo from Trumbull. Debra Greenberg of Monroe, president and CEO of The Center, is pictured far right.

Bowling against Bullying in Fairfield

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Friday, June 6, the focus is on bullying at Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield, at the fourth annual Bowling Against Bullying to benefit The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families). Through its education programs in the six towns it services — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull — The Center […] [Read More]
Center For Discovery will open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Visit centerfordiscoverynewengland.com for additional details.

Eating disorders facility to open in Greenwich

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Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, recently announced plans to open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich.  The facility will provide treatment for adults and adolescents diagnosed with issues related to anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.  The new site, which is Joint Commission of Accreditation of […] [Read More]

Study: Common antioxidant has no effect on lung function

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A common antioxidant had no effect on lung function compared to a placebo in patients with a chronic, progressive respiratory disease, according to research led by Weill Cornell Medical College and the IPF Clinical Research Network. The findings on N-acetylcysteine, released recently by the New England Journal of Medicine, are likely to prompt physicians to […] [Read More]
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Griffin: Insulin pens might have been misused

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Griffin Hospital in Derby is announcing today that it has identified the possibility that insulin pens ordered for patients hospitalized between September 1, 2008 and May 7, 2014 may have been misused, exposing those patients to possible disease transmission. In a press release, the hospital states that: “The hospital is certain that pen needles were […] [Read More]
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Cancer support group in Fairfield

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Are you caring for a loved one with cancer? Norma F Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, is offering a support group from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The group will be led by Erica Wright, licensed clinical social work. Call 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield
At the 2014 Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo, September 20 and 21, at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Stamford Hospital will provide complimentary screenings and important information on many health topics, including maintaining optimal cardiovascular health.

Stamford’s 2014 Health Wellness and Sports expo scheduled

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Health-minded individuals and families, take note. The 2014 Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 will take place Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. Now in its third year, this free expo will now also feature a 5 K Run Walk […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Stamford