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John Haffey

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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. Engineering In Action: New SHU Major Offers More Than Just A Degree

    Engineering In Action: New SHU Major Offers More Than Just A Degree

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- In the world of science, technology and engineering, innovations happen every day. However, for a group of students and professors at Sacred Heart University, each day marks a new chapter in a different kind of pioneering. That's because these engineers-to-be and their faculty advisors are part of the university's first-ever Computer Engineering program.Founded in ...

  2. Well Heeled: Love Your Feet And Avoid Pain This Winter

    Well Heeled: Love Your Feet And Avoid Pain This Winter

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Trendy high heeled boots may be the height of winter fashion, but they are a disaster waiting to happen for women wearing them, according to the foot and ankle specialists at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists.“Any high heel worn with regularity can damage the structure of the foot and weaken the ankle," said Dr. Sean Peden, a foot and ankle orthopedic ...

  3. What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    Bone cancer is a serious problem that requires advanced expertise to treat. Primary bone cancers -- such as osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma -- are rare, affecting just over 3,200 people a year in the United States. Bone metastases -- cancer which spreads to the bone from tumors that began in other organs, such as the breast or prostate -- are far more common, striking ...

  4. NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    Stomach cancer is rare in the United States; it affects only 28,000 people a year. However, it's the second leading cause of cancer death around the world and has been linked to diets high in preserved meats and low in fresh fruits and vegetables.Most stomach cancers have grown to an advanced stage by the time they cause symptoms, making them challenging to treat successfully. Screening ...

  5. Avoid Holiday Hazards With Help From ONS

    Avoid Holiday Hazards With Help From ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The holidays are all about friends, family and good times. However, the season of giving can also become a season of danger if one isn't careful. From slips and falls to overindulgence, celebrating smart is key to ensuring a happy and healthy holiday."Having been the orthopedic specialist on call at Greenwich Hospital for more holiday seasons than I can ...

  6. Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Blood cancers, including the main types leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While there are no means of preventing or screening for most blood cancers, recent breakthroughs for lymphoma treatment are improving quality of life and survival.Lymphomas are cancers of the ...

  7. NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    Recent treatment strides show promise for improving the life expectancy and quality of life for those affected by leukemia.Leukemias, which are cancers of the blood and bone marrow cells, result from the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that eventually overtake normal blood cells and cause problems such as anemia, bleeding and infections. In acute leukemia, immature white ...

  8. Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Cancer of the thyroid -- a gland in the neck that produces a variety of hormones -- is the most common endocrine cancer. Diagnosed nearly three times as often in women as men, thyroid cancer has been the most rapidly increasing cancer, tripling in incidence over the last three decades.The good news is that the chance of dying from thyroid cancer has remained steadily low. Today, ...

  9. Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – or ALL -- is the most common cancer diagnosed among children and adolescents age 20 and younger. And while nearly 5,000 children will be diagnosed with leukemia each year in the United States, pediatric leukemia is one of cancer's great success stories. That's because more than 98 percent of children diagnosed with ALL today go into remission and 90 ...

  10. Science Rules: 3 Chemists Brew Up 'Sweet Science' At New Norwalk Brewery

    Science Rules: 3 Chemists Brew Up 'Sweet Science' At New Norwalk Brewery

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Who said chemistry has to be boring? At Iron Brewing Company in South Norwalk, three chemists are mixing up  -- and serving up -- some pretty sweet science."The three of us brewers are all research chemists by day," said Shane Nunes, a brewer and general manager at Iron Brewing Company. "Being interested in beer came naturally to the three of us because ...

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