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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. Looking To Refinance A Home? Laurel Road Explains What You Need To Know

    Looking To Refinance A Home? Laurel Road Explains What You Need To Know

    For homeowners who have built equity in their current property and are seeking additional money for renovations, upgrades or other life events, refinancing a mortgage through a cash-out refinance offers the chance to access additional funds without the need for a traditional loan.In these loans, a new mortgage is financed for an amount larger than the current total, with the difference ...

  2. Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    This summer vacation, Newport Academy is helping teens truly reset and recharge through its one-of-a-kind Adventure Camp in Darien, Conn.Designed to help students practice self-care, build life skills and stay engaged and healthy during the unstructured summer months, the two week day camp will offer attendees the chance to experience the outdoors and foster adventure to promote ...

  3. Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    In the wake of several recent celebrity deaths, a renewed attention to mental illness and the tragedy of suicide has been brought to public focus. Although these high-profile deaths have involved middle-aged victims, the motivating illnesses impact people of all ages, especially a growing number of youths and teens.According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of teen deaths ...

  4. ONS Surgeons Keep Teen’s Hockey Dream Alive

    ONS Surgeons Keep Teen’s Hockey Dream Alive

    When Greenwich High School senior and hockey standout Alex Mozian was awarded team MVP, Division 1 MVP and 1st Team All State by the CT State Hockey Coaches Association, he knew his success was due in large part to the efforts of another team entirely: the sports medicine specialists and physical therapists at at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS).That's because after a ...

  5. ONS Helps Greenwich Artist Regain Her Stroke

    ONS Helps Greenwich Artist Regain Her Stroke

    Felicity Kostakis, an Old Greenwich artist, first noticed a pain in her right elbow while playing tennis. Over the course of a year, the pain invaded her day to day activities to the point that lifting clothing from the washer or taking a jar from the kitchen cabinet was excruciating. “I began to do everything with my left hand,” said Kostakis. Even more worrisome, it interfered with ...

  6. Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    When it comes to spine and back surgery, a name doesn't always tell the whole story.Many people incorrectly believe that a laser is the main surgical tool used in laser spine surgery and that it eliminates the need for a surgical incision. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.According to Dr. Scott Simon, a neurosurgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, the use ...

  7. Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    When shoulder pain strikes, many people assume they’ve somehow injured their rotator cuff. According to Dr. Marc Kowalsky, a shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, an injury to the biceps tendon can cause shoulder pain and discomfort that can be mistaken for a rotator cuff injury.“The biceps tendon is an often-misunderstood structure ...

  8. Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    With teen depression on the rise, medication may seem like the easiest and quickest way to treat struggling or suicidal teens. However, the results of these treatments have been mixed, and in some cases, ultimately cause more harm than good. How Antidepressants WorkTo some extent, depression and its effects on the brain are a mystery. However, the simplest explanation for how ...

  9. ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    Did you know that as many as 75  percent of youth athletes ages 8 to 18 arrive to sports practice already dehydrated? Or that early sports specialization can do more harm than good to a child’s athletic performance? Those are just two of the topics that will be discussed at The Well Balanced Athlete, a program designed to inform coaches, parents and student athletes.The panel ...

  10. Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    With warmer weather on the way, trading the snow shovel for a golf club or tennis racket is right around the corner. However, before hitting the course or court this spring, it's important to take the proper preventative steps to ensure your body isn't being put at risk.“If you haven’t been using the muscles necessary for your sport in the past few months, you’ll need to start slowly ...

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