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Premature Births: The Silent Crisis

Published: December 31, 2003 at 12:00 am
Premature Births: The Silent CrisisBy Kaaren ValentaWhen Michael Joseph Cavanaugh was born on June 29, 2002, he weighed only one pound, two ounces and was 11½ inches long. His hand was about the size of his father's fingernail.The infant, son of former Newtown residents Ellen and David Cavanaug

Visceral Voyage--

Published: December 31, 2003 at 12:00 am
Visceral Voyage-- 'Pill Camera' Surveys Internal Landscape By Andrew Gorosko To diagnose digestive disorders, doctors at Danbury Hospital are now using a miniature camera, which is swallowed by patients, to provide a view of the small intestine, an area that formerly had been difficult to

211 Infoline

Published: December 31, 2003 at 12:00 am
211 Infoline Connecticut residents looking for information on human services, crisis intervention, or referrals to community services can call 211 Infoline, a single statewide source for information. The comprehensive, toll-free call referral center, a partnership of the Connecticut United Ways an

Despite Disabilities, Student 'Rocks On!'

Published: December 30, 2003 at 12:00 am
Despite Disabilities, Student 'Rocks On!' By Larissa Lytwyn As a sixth grader at Newtown Middle School, then 11-year-old Devin Glass often wondered if he could survive what was simply his day-to-day life.Naturally shy at an age and place he described as a "fishbowl" of ultra-self-conscious

By Jan Howard

Published: December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am
By Jan HowardA rising demand for health care services at the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut reflects a growing crisis across the United States. According to an AmeriCares representative, the crisis is caused by a flat economy, cutbacks in state sponsored programs, increased unemployment, a

Research Leads To More Effective Treatments For SAD

Published: December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am
Research Leads To More Effective Treatments For SADIf the cold weather is leaving you grouchy, down in the dumps, lethargic, a bit heavier than usual, and finding your sleep patterns changed, you may have a case of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. The good news is that the latest research is h

Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery Shortens Recovery, Reduces Side Effects

Published: December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am
Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery Shortens Recovery, Reduces Side EffectsA shorter hospital stay, less discomfort, reduced side effects and a quicker return to normal activity are among the patient benefits of minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery at Bridgeport Hospital.

Preparation, Protection And Prevention Give Old Man Winter The Cold Shoulder

Published: December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am
Preparation, Protection And Prevention Give Old Man Winter The Cold ShoulderWhen it comes to combating the dangers that winter weather can bring, doctors are urging patients to remember the three P's: preparation, protection, and prevention.

Physician's Corner -- Oil Those Joints!

Published: December 28, 2003 at 12:00 am
Physician's Corner -- Oil Those Joints!By: Ronald A. Ripps, MD

When Pumping Iron Can Lead To Pumping Anesthesia

Published: December 28, 2003 at 12:00 am
When Pumping Iron Can Lead To Pumping AnesthesiaAs more and more Americans are using weights for a maximum workout, some pump their upper bodies right into the orthopedic surgeon's office with major shoulder and upper arm injuries.

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