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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. It’s Time To Train For Shoveling Snow Says ONS

    It’s Time To Train For Shoveling Snow Says ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Even though the first snowfall of the season isn't forecasted to amount to much, now is a good time to start conditioning for the inevitable piles of snow that will require shoveling this winter.According to Dr. Alex Levchenko, an interventional spine pain management specialist at Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), all too often, people who are inactive ...

  7. Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic cancer is claiming its place in the spotlight after taking the lives of several prominent celebrities and citizens over the last few years. The fourth most common cause of cancer death in America, the disease claims more than 43,000 lives each year.There is no screening test recommended for the general population and the disease is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. ...

  8. A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy. So when cancer strikes the liver, it's serious.Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) starts in the liver, but it can also develop in the cells that line bile ducts in the liver ...

  9. Tee Off At Great River's Dining Room, No Matter The Weather

    Tee Off At Great River's Dining Room, No Matter The Weather

    MILFORD, Conn. -- One of the state's premier golf courses is now offering a hole-in-one dining experience, all year round.For the first time ever, the dining room at Milford's Great River Golf Club will be open to the public throughout the winter, offering some of the area's best comfort foods in an unbeatable location.Purchased by Sacred Hearth University in 2015, Great River's ...

  10. On Par: ONS Puts Golfer On Path For The Shot Of A Lifetime

    On Par: ONS Puts Golfer On Path For The Shot Of A Lifetime

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Sinking a hole-in-one would give any golfer cause to celebrate. For James Dean, 73, achieving golf’s ultimate shot was particularly gratifying, considering it happened nearly a year to the day after a total shoulder replacement surgery.“I’ve been a golfer for 35 years, have played more than 2,000 rounds of golf and never came close to a hole-in-one,” said Dean, a ...

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