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2008-12-17 04:20:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa's helpers at Shoppers Advantage -- a leading national online discount shopping service -- are at it again, busily making their list and checking it twice for the weekly Elf Alert, a ranking of the hottest gifts of the holiday season. Tops on this week's list: the iPod Nano, which knocks off the Wii Fit. In light of the economy, more cash-strapped consumers are comparison shopping and deal hunting, searching online to find the lowest...

2008-10-13 03:00:29

By Mike Sprague NORWALK - Two years ago, Richard Rhaburn Jr. of Norwalk was struggling in school as a sophomore. He was getting D's and F's because he was too interested in basketball and not worried enough about studying. That changed for Rhaburn, 17, after entering the Southeast Academy Military and Law Enforcement High School. Instead of getting D's and F's, Rhaburn is on the honor roll. "When I came here, I changed a lot," he said. "I'm in leadership. I see how my friends are....

2008-10-02 15:01:05

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Cynthia Haines has been named Chief Medical Officer of HealthDay, an award-winning health and medical news service. Dr. Haines, who is also managing editor of HealthDay's Physician's Briefing news service, will head up the company's physician-directed content division, which provides a variety of services for client Internet sites, involving medical content being reviewed and created by board-certified physicians. Other Chief Medical Officer...

2008-09-16 06:00:10

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthritis afflicts half of Americans age 65 and older, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Arthritis causes deterioration within the joints that serve as cushion between bones. The cartilage covering the end of the bone breaks down, resulting in difficulty moving the joint. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Arthritis, as a result, disables more Americans than heart disease and stroke, according to government...

2008-07-09 12:00:49

NORWALK, Conn., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new Report from Irving Levin Associates, a total of 265 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the health care industry during the second quarter of 2008, a 19% increase from the 223 deals announced in the prior quarter. Based on preliminary figures, a total of $85.5 billion was committed to fund the second quarter's M&A activity, a 209% increase over the prior quarter's $27.7 billion. It is also a 25% increase over the $68.3...

2008-06-25 12:02:53

By Richard Lee, The Stamford Advocate, Conn. Jun. 21--While the nation is reeling from a stagnant economy, business at East Norwalk-based R.T. Vanderbilt Co. is strong -- so strong- that it is planning a major expansion of its facility at 30 Winfield St. The company, which has supplied minerals and chemicals to the coatings industry since 1929, plans to increase much needed administrative space at the complex by building a two-story, 5,600-square-foot addition over a small parking...

2008-06-17 06:00:07

NORWALK, Conn., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of people 50 and older are at risk for osteoporosis, the most common bone disease, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. It is essential to make bone health a priority because bone loss occurs without symptoms. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/NYTUFNS1 ) "Osteoporosis, or the 'silent disease' as it is often called, is of particular concern to women, who are more susceptible to it," said Peggy Fleming,...

2007-01-25 18:00:43

By Chris Bosak, The Hour, Norwalk, Conn. Jan. 25--NORWALK -- It is far more difficult and confusing for investigators to extract potential important information from cell phones than from computers. Perhaps that is why cell phone forensics is only now catching on as a valuable law enforcement tool. Teel Technologies, a new Norwalk company, is at the forefront of the movement in the United States. "Our dedication to cell phone forensics is unparalleled," said company founder Bill...