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John Haffey

Client Editor jhaffey@dailyvoice.com

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. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation have evolved into a standard of care for people with blood cancers, and its use is only expected to grow. For some patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, such a transplant offers hope for a cure. With new approaches to reduce risk and novel ways to use transplants, more people are now eligible for this ...

  5. Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    The short answer is not always. However, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk and find cancer early should it develop.There are certain causes of breast cancer that women can't change, such as advanced age or a family history of the disease. Others, however, are within control:Get moving and eat healthily: Obesity is becoming one of the most common risk factors for ...

  6. NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen first produced x-rays, ushering in an era of radiation science. More than a century later, a wide array of radiation therapy approaches have been developed to shrink and destroy cancerous tumors.Since radiation was first harnessed to treat cancer, radiation oncologists -- the doctors who oversee patients' radiation therapy -- have ...

  7. It's Lit: Renovations Brighten Up The Yankee Doodle Garage In Norwalk

    It's Lit: Renovations Brighten Up The Yankee Doodle Garage In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — There's a new bright light in the Wall Street area of Norwalk: The newly renovated Yankee Doodle Garage is sporting a new illuminated installation on its facade.  The Norwalk Parking Authority unveiled the changes last month with Mayor Harry Rilling, other city officials, representatives of the Norwalk business community and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The parking ...

  8. Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    As they age, all men become vulnerable to prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. As with many cancers, the keys to lowering the risk for prostate cancer are knowledge, early detection and careful management of the disease.Prostate cancer screening can detect the disease in its earlier, more curable stages, when treatment is more likely to be ...

  9. Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, is on the decline. However, while often diagnosed in patients over 50, there has been a recent dramatic increase in colorectal cancer in younger patients, with approximately 15 percent found in those under 50.Thanks to regular screening through colonoscopy and early detection, colorectal cancer can be ...

  10. From Southport To Stratford, Sotheby's Has Connecticut Coast Covered

    From Southport To Stratford, Sotheby's Has Connecticut Coast Covered

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- One of the country's most desirable stretches of real estate, the Connecticut coastline has it all: big city proximity and small-town feel, rolling hills and white sandy beaches. For both lifelong residents and those moving to the area, Fairfield County offers something for everyone.Now, William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, one of the most respected names in ...

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