Green & Tonic offers quick-and-delicious ways to adopt healthy eating habits
Health + Wellness
Regular self-examination is key to early diagnosis and successful treatment of testicular cancer
Work out the right way now to prevent injuries later
Luxury Gift Guide
Key advice from medical experts on how people struggling with depression can get through the holiday season
When the Artist Is Also the Physician
The changes you’re looking for start with what you’re eating
Fitness experts share strategies for youth sports training that supports strength, agility and injury prevention
Orthopedists blow the whistle on a trend that shows more young athletes are suffering from sports injuries
With the CDC predicting the highest rate of Lyme disease in years, here’s what you should know before stepping outside
Local gym expands and adds new fitness classes
New cardiac health research shows added sugar is not so sweet to our hearts
Calorie torching at Orangetheory Fitness in Westport
Back to nature with botanicals this spring
Dr. Shieva Ghofrany, a Stamford-based obstetrician and gynecologist diagnosed with ovarian cancer last summer, draws from her experience as a patient to help others better understand the disease
Whether you’re looking for a major body transformation, a little health and wellness reboot or a place to quiet your mind and focus your thoughts, we’ve got ten spas that nurture body and soul
Tricks to ensure a workout is part of your day in spite of common obstacles
25 small changes that will enhance your life in a big way
Local hospital programs that will help you kick the cigarette habit
Summer Flex Time
Why Did This Popular Trend That’s Enjoyed a Long Shelf Life Stage a Comeback…and Hit A New High?
A high-energy fitness challenge for Save the Children
A survey of area dentists reveals who they think are the tops in every specialty from orthodontics to pediatric dentistry to oral surgery and more.
Presenting 142 of the Best Local Physicians in 41 Specialties
Huge investments at local hospitals and cancer centers mean better care close to home.
Presenting 126 of the best local physicians in 41 specialties
Using nasa-based technology
to help kids improve their concentration.
Move over, women. More men are getting massaged, manicured, manscaped, Botoxed, pedicured and otherwise pampered.
Twenty years have passed since Westporter Paul Newman had a great idea to create a retreat for children facing cancer and other serious illnesses. See how it has grown.
The driving force behind the new $467 million Smilow Cancer Hospital is a dedicated physician and researcher fighting to cure cancer.
Deirdre Imus offers practical advice on why going green is a must — especially for children. Plus small changes that can lead to a healthier home.
Deirdre Imus is a mix of sunshine and lightning — though I’m not sure she’s aware of it. From a distance you notice the blond hair, perfect complexion and easy, genuine smile. But then you listen to her and she can scare the wits out of you, especially if you’re a parent (or grandparent) of young children. She has been researching and acting on the health threats to children — mercury or aluminum in vaccines, pesticides on fruit, toxins in our household cleaners — for so long that she throws around terms like “volatile organic compounds” and “carcinogens and mutagens” without feeling their weight. Recently I heard her address a crowd at the Westport Library. I walked in as an editor, but within five minutes I was just a mom. It came to me in a flash: I hadn’t checked what type of plastic was used to make my babies’ bottles. And their toys — what number plastic are they made of? What was I thinking using bleach to clean their tub? Most frightening, I had had my kids vaccinated — had I even hesitated before doing it? Maybe it was only me, but I sensed a slow bristling of […]
Westport Magazine’s March 2008 issue looks at the new face of fitness: fun boxing for everyone
Westport Magazine talks to Bob and Suzanne Wright about why they founded Autism Speaks and what they hope the organization will be able to do in the fight against autism.
The Doctor’s In This is a big issue for us: Top Doctors. Here, we tell you what area doctors think about their peers. There is sure to be some controversy, because who isn’t attached to his or her own physician, list or no list? Our doctors listen to us and make us feel better. I suspect, despite what we hear in the news, they really do know us. Perhaps they know us better than we think. Although I feel like the only one who has said, “Um, doctor, there’s just this little thing I wanted to ask you about ….” I swear I’m not actually the first or last. They see lots of people with “just little” questions that could use a doctor’s opinion. (And they must know how hard it can be to sit in those little dressing gowns.) I grew up in a family in which everyone was a medical professional. My mother never had to worry about my running with scissors, because I always had a pair of cardiovascular clamps instead. I don’t know what I’d do with one now, but as a kid, it was a nifty tool. I also saw the uniforms, stethoscopes, and other […]
The fact is indisputable: Our children are offered junk food everyday for their school lunches. All over Fairfield County, weekly menus offer processed chicken nuggets, nitrite-filled hot dogs, French toast sticks, nachos and other fast-food items. This is not uncommon. Meals made with hydrogenated corn oil, trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup are found in cafeterias from the inner city to affluent suburbia. In today’s brave new world, experts agree that a dangerous combination of parental apathy and profit-minded food-service companies is turning the concept of “nutritious school lunch” into an oxymoron. New York Times food writer Michael Pollan minces no words about who’s to blame in his recent book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. “Big agribusiness has Washington in its pocket,” Pollan writes, adding that today’s junk-food culture has produced a “national eating disorder.” Cheap and plentiful corn is used to produce dozens of “edible, if not nutritious, products” ranging from the thickener in a milkshake to the modified cornstarch used in processed chicken nuggets. In other words, fast food — which is synonymous with the frenetic pace of our twenty-first century lifestyle — is stealing our children’s birthright to eat a nourishing diet. The question is: Why do we […]
Stressed out by all you have to do? What a relief to find someone who can offer advice on staying sane.
Not ready for a little nip/tuck, but might consider a less invasive procedure to look your best? Check out our expert advice and look before you peel.
The news about breast cancer is better than ever, including targeted treatments, more options and better outcomes. Area women talk about their experience.
The chance of a woman in this country having invasive breast cancer is about one in eight. Those are women diagnosed with breast cancer. How many don’t have the illness but are still touched by it? Think of the husbands and children. Healthy or at risk, breast cancer to a woman can feel like a time bomb. This is familiar, well-versed ground, at least now it is. Some women are of a generation who didn’t say the word “cancer” or “breast.” All was conveyed in hushed tones and internalized. A family secret. A fight brought it out into the open; a fight by people tired of seeing people they love suffer. Now people demand research, treatment options, support, and, as much as anything, the opportunity to talk about their experience — to be heard. The words, certainly, are no longer whispered behind cupped hands, but, rather, displayed on magazine covers; and the topic often becomes the center of conversation in any group of women. And everyone, not just those most directly affected by breast cancer, raise funds. Among the most notable fundraisers, of course, are the walks and runs and elegant galas and black-tie events; but now, cleverly to some, […]
One month out of college, my old bedroom became my grandmother’s. It was the one room on the main level of the house that could be transformed into a bedroom — and it had been recycled many times: my brother’s room, then an office, then my teenage bedroom. When Grandma fell ill, she moved in. It was a natural move in many ways; most important, perhaps, is that my whole family is in the medical profession. Except for me, the baby of the group, slinking off to the library to read John Updike or Flannery O’Connor. What did I know about injections and hospital corners? But this time, it was my grandmother Helen. The woman who baked me tinfuls of Scottish shortbread and slipped dollops of cream on top of my cereal. The woman who turned to me, with waist-high children surrounding her, and replied to my eager calls of “Me too, me too!” with a gentle hand under my chin and deep loving look in her eye, “Of course, you too, my little chickadee.” Here she was in a hospital bed in my old room. She had suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side of […]
Westport Magazine looks at the generation taking care of their aging parents, from health-care concerns to financial decisions.
Lyme Disease is identified, classified, authenticated — and getting worse. So why can’t we get federal funds to fight it or even agree on a treatment?