Health & Fitness
Discussion to provide a clear picture on breast health

Discussion to provide a clear picture on breast health

  The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on April 10. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy. The program runs from 5-8 p.m....

Celebrate UN International Happiness Day March 20

The community is invited to Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on Thursday, March 20, at 3 p.m., for a meeting of the Smiles Within A Village Happiness Club, in celebration of United Nations International Happiness Day. Group facilitator, Mary Ann Milano will introduce “Happiness in a Box,” a special video presentation created by Happiness Club...

Health Notes: Help for new moms and more

Breastfeeding class Class covers basic breastfeeding management through discussion and two short videos Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. April 17, June 19, Aug. 21, Oct. 16 and Dec. 18. Cost is $20/couple. Registration required: 203-876-4140. Prepared childbirth class Held Saturdays, 9:30-2:30 on March 1 and 8; May 10 and 17; July 19 and 26; Sept. 13 and...
Smile pretty: New practice offers individualized care

Smile pretty: New practice offers individualized care

Everyone wants that perfect smile. Some are born with one, while others need a little help — usually with braces. Helping residents of Fairfield County achieve straighter teeth is Trumbull Orthodontics, which opened recently at 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull. The practice, owned by Dr. Lubna Khan, offers traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon brackets, Invisalign...
‘Angels’ fight to find cure for rare genetic disorder

‘Angels’ fight to find cure for rare genetic disorder

They are the milestones every new parent looks forward to —when their baby sits up for the first time at five-months-old, when their baby takes his or her first steps at eight-months-old and when their child says “dada” or “mama” for the first time around age one. They are the moments when children first start...
St. Vincent's Special Needs expands services

St. Vincent’s Special Needs expands services

From clinical diagnosis to classroom discovery and pool therapy

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services (SVSNS) has now expanded their school program to include children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is guided by Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which uses evidence-based techniques, proven to help reinforce desired behaviors, learning and continuous improvement for children with autism. The journey to St. Vincent’s autism program in...
St. Vincent’s Special Needs gets a very special pool

St. Vincent’s Special Needs gets a very special pool

  St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services (SVSNS) recently celebrated the opening of its new therapeutic pool. Aquatic therapy services will be offered from SVSNS’s FEROLETO Children’s Development Center in Trumbull. “This new state-of-the-art pool will enable us to significantly enhance our current therapies to meet the individual needs of the children and adults in our...

Walk to raise obesity awareness on June 7

The annual walk for obesity health fair is set for June 7 at the Pavillion at Cranbury Park in Norwalk. Includes raffles, exhibitors, food tastings, children’s activities, entertainment, gifts and more. The walk is sponsored by Fairfield County Bariatrics who will provide information. Exercise trainers will offer advice and information on various exercise programs for...
Slimming down the healthy way before saying ‘I do’

Slimming down the healthy way before saying ‘I do’

Many brides-to-be, and even some grooms-to-be, express concern about their weight in the weeks and months leading up to their wedding. Losing weight is a goal for many engaged couples, but it’s important that couples who want to shed a few extra pounds don’t sacrifice safety for the sake of slimming down. According to a...
Hands of Comfort to help patients

Hands of Comfort to help patients

Wesley Village is looking for adults interested in volunteering in its Hands of Comfort program. Volunteers will receive training in giving gentle hand rubs to residents. Training will be held Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at Crosby Commons Assisted Living on the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton.  Those interested should contact...

Volunteers wanted to promote ‘Live Well’ sessions

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging seeks professionals and volunteers to be trained as workshop leaders for Live Well, a nationwide evidence based health promotion program. Developed by Stanford University, Live Well is a community-based six week workshop series, meeting once a week, for older adults and caregivers who want to learn ways to manage...
Griffin Hospital invites seniors and their caregivers to discuss healthy aging

Griffin Hospital invites seniors and their caregivers to discuss healthy aging

Area seniors and their caregivers are invited to a free discussion about how to stay healthy during the golden years, and what their loved ones can do to help. Dr. Lionel Lim, medical director of Griffin Hospital’s Geriatric Assessment Center, and Diane Betkoski of Griffin Hospital Lifeline, will present “Healthy Aging” on Tuesday, Feb. 25,...