Jim McHale of JP McHale Pest Management on his new app to de-bug your life
Health + Wellness
ClassPass Comes to Fairfield County
Customizing natural skin-care at Nefaire
Michael Mitchell, of St. Luke’s School, on the new thinking in STEM education
Workout and recovery strategies from local fitness pros
It’s high summer! Check out a few of the many body-treatment options that let you turn up the heat or chill out
From acne to sunburn—easy solutions to common summer bummers
Green & Tonic offers quick-and-delicious ways to adopt healthy eating habits
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 […]