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Men and Women Face Different Hurdles When Recovering From Addiction, Says Treatment Agency

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If you’ve recovered from an addiction yourself and know of someone of the opposite sex who’s trying to recover from one now, you may not realize that the challenges of recovery can be different for men than they are for women. This article, contributed by Mountainside Treatment Center, which has a location in Wilton, discusses what’s different (individuals will, of course, vary — this article discusses generalized group differences): (more…) Continue Reading →

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With Recreational Pot Likely Coming to CT, We All Should Know the Public Health Concerns

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While the bill approving the sale of recreational marijuana still has a way to go before being adopted, we should realize that, at some point in the not-too-distant future, recreational marijuana could very likely be available in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien YMCA Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month with ‘Five Days of Action’

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The Darien YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22 to 26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day on April 27 — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant Health Inspection Reports

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Five Darien restaurants each received an “A” — the best rating in the town’s A-B-C health inspection ratings system, and two others received a “B” in the seven most recent reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pollen Season: Treatment Options and Advice

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Connecticut’s wet winter will unleash a flood of pollen this spring season. Sniffles, sneezes and sore throats may be triggered by allergies, but how can you tell if it’s a cold, sinus infection or the flu instead? Physicians at American Family Care (AFC), expect to see scores of suffering patients seeking relief from sinus symptoms. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Reports on Health Inspections for Darien Food Serving Establishments

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Six food serving establishments received an “A” and five others a “B” in the latest food health inspection reports released by Darien Health Department on Thursday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where the Community Fund of Darien’s ‘Our Darien’ Campaign Is Going in Year 3

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In the third year of the Community Fund of Darien’s “Our Darien” campaign against underage drinking and binge drinking in town, the organization has released this op-ed article, particularly for parents, describing the problem in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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More Drinking, Alcoholism Among Women Now, and They Face Particular Risks

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Women have made many economic and social advancements, but another gender gap is closing: drinking rates among men and women. Researchers believe that rates of female alcohol consumption — and alcoholism — have escalated due to shifting cultural messages about women’s drinking, along with the growing number of women turning to alcohol to alleviate stress. (more…) Continue Reading →

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