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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- From foot and ankle injuries to spine and neck pain, residents seeking the area's premier doctors needn't go far.15 orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists from ONS were named among Fairfield County’s top doctors for 2018, according to Moffly Media. Moffly recently published an annual survey compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a national medical data research ...

  5. Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Like it or not, winter is here. However, just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean it's time to put your running regimen on hold. Alicia Hirscht, director of physical therapy at the Stamford office of Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, shared her tips on staying healthy and safe while hitting the road in the cold:Layer Up"The trick to ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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