October 2013

Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

01/27/14

Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

On Jan. 30, Chester-based photographer Caryn B. Davis and her husband, Leif Nilsson, will host “Cocktails for a Cause” at the Leif Nilsson Gallery in Chester. All proceeds will be donated to Flashes of Hope.

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Red Sox Nemesis Mookie Wilson Aiding Connecticut First Responders With Cancer

01/16/14

Red Sox Nemesis Mookie Wilson Aiding Connecticut First Responders With Cancer

The featured speaker at the St. Vincent’s event, being held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, is none other than Red Sox ultra-nemesis Mookie Wilson, the New York Mets centerfielder who hit the infamous ground ball in extra innings of game six of the 1986 World Series.

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For Oxford Girl Who Wants to Be a Chef but Can't Eat, a Fundraising Feast & Auction

01/07/14

For Oxford Girl Who Wants to Be a Chef but Can't Eat, a Fundraising Feast & Auction

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Chelsea’s reality on each Valentine’s Day in the future is to be able to cook dinner for people special to her—and then sit down and enjoy it with them?

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A Photojournalistic Memoir of a Mother's Alzheimer's by Connecticut Author

01/02/14

A Photojournalistic Memoir of a Mother's Alzheimer's by Connecticut Author

Sometimes she would call her daughter and become confused while leaving a voicemail message, or set meatloaf and mashed potato out to feed the birds, or express anger toward her local bank personnel, who, she claimed, couldn’t understand her banking questions.

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Yale Students Meld Medical Research, Engineering to Design Tools for Future

12/22/13

Yale Students Meld Medical Research, Engineering to Design Tools for Future

With each tweak and tinker in Joseph Zinter’s Medical Device Design and Innovation course at Yale University in New Haven, students came closer to finding novel solutions to real-world problems facing doctors and patients.

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Connecticut Juice Venture: Glow Like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow

12/18/13

Connecticut Juice Venture: Glow Like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow

Karma Cleanse is dedicated to creating balance in the lives of its customers—not to mention helping with radiant skin, renewed energy, mental clarity, an elevated mood, strengthened immune system and more.

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Swim Across America Gives $460,000 to Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

12/16/13

Swim Across America Gives $460,000 to Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

ACGT is the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer.

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Oxford Girl Who Aspires to Be a Chef Can't Eat; Awaits Transplant as Family Needs Aid

12/10/13

Oxford Girl Who Aspires to Be a Chef Can't Eat; Awaits Transplant as Family Needs Aid

Plagued by health problems since her birth on Feb. 4, 2003, and logging more than 30 surgeries in her 10 years, Chelsea was diagnosed with pseudo obstruction in 2011 when she was 8, which has caused irreversible intestinal failure. As a result, she needs a life-saving small bowel transplant.

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Connecticut Therapist Has 'Cure' for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse Issues, Depression ...

12/08/13

Connecticut Therapist Has 'Cure' for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse Issues, Depression ...

"This paper is going to have a huge impact," said Laney Rosenzweig, adding that the information will also be distributed through the Army and Navy Times and other military publications.

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As Harvard Fellow, Connecticut Physician Seeks to Cure Healthcare's Ills—With Opera & the Arts

12/05/13

As Harvard Fellow, Connecticut Physician Seeks to Cure Healthcare's Ills—With Opera & the Arts

"We have to go back to the arts to find healing."

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Katy Perry’s “Roar” Inspires Avon Cancer Patient, 10, to Make a Video

11/20/13

Katy Perry’s “Roar” Inspires Avon Cancer Patient, 10, to Make a Video

Morgan Platt has never let her special circumstances stop her. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, in June 2011, and has been fighting tirelessly — with rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since her diagnosis. Despite her cancer, she is still a kid — a fourth-grader at Roaring Brook School in Avon. She loves what almost every child loves: music, dancing, crafts and friends. Throughout her treatment, Katy Perry’s song “Roar” has inspired Morgan to keep fighting. The strength she derived from Perry’s anthem inspired her to use it as the soundtrack for a Youtube video she created with the help of medical staff and fellow patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kathy Platt said her daughter...

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Connecticut Doctors Prescribe Fewer Generic Drugs Than Average

11/18/13

Connecticut Doctors Prescribe Fewer Generic Drugs Than Average

Lipitor and Plavix, the two most costly drugs in the database, were prescribed by Connecticut doctors to the tune of about $84 million in 2011.

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Yale Physician Says Damage We've Done With Bad Habits Reversibile

11/17/13

Yale Physician Says Damage We've Done With Bad Habits Reversibile

“Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well” (Hudson Street Press), is Dr.David Katz’s program for teaching us the skills to undo the damage we have already done to ourselves and our bodies — and to help us live happier lives in the process.

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Bioscience Connecticut Projects Creating UConn Health Center Jobs

11/11/13

Bioscience Connecticut Projects Creating UConn Health Center Jobs

Construction at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, as a result of Bioscience Connecticut, an job-creation initiative signed into legislation by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in June 2011, has spurred over 1,000 construction jobs since ground was broken in June 2012.

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University of New Haven Gets $150,000 to Study Lyme Disease

11/08/13

University of New Haven Gets $150,000 to Study Lyme Disease

About $100,000 has been used to buy an atomic force microscope, which Eva Sapi, associate professor of biology and environmental science, will use to study bacterial structure.

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Driving Force in Fight to Cure Cancer With Gene Therapy Is Stamford-Based

11/05/13

Driving Force in Fight to Cure Cancer With Gene Therapy Is Stamford-Based

Asked if a cure is on the near horizon, Barbara Netter, the ACGT president, said there are “a lot of questions but there’s a lot more hope than there ever was.”

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Bespoke Parisian Skin Care Arrives at The Delamar Spa in Greenwich

10/29/13

Bespoke Parisian Skin Care Arrives at The Delamar Spa in Greenwich

Biologique Recherche of Paris, a premier name in “high-end personalized beauty care,” announced a new “partnership in luxury skincare” with the spa at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in a breakfast event last Thursday.

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'Project Runway' Alum Helps Launch National HIV Testing Effort Via Connecticut

10/25/13

'Project Runway' Alum Helps Launch National HIV Testing Effort Via Connecticut

The last time you heard of Jack Mackenroth may have been while watching season four of “Project Runway.” The winner was Christian Siriano, but the role played by Mackenroth, a standout swimmer, model and fashion designer, was notable.

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