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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. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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