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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. Is Your Teen Suffering From Anxiety? Newport Academy Explains Signs

    Is Your Teen Suffering From Anxiety? Newport Academy Explains Signs

    Unfortunately, teen anxiety disorders are increasingly common among adolescents, with roughly 25 percent of American teens between the ages of 13 and 18 having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at some point.Teens with anxiety disorders experience particularly high levels of anxiety and often struggle with feelings of tension and fear. As a result, these emotions can interfere ...

  2. Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    This summer vacation, Newport Academy is helping teens truly reset and recharge through its one-of-a-kind Adventure Camp in Darien, Conn.Designed to help students practice self-care, build life skills and stay engaged and healthy during the unstructured summer months, the two week day camp will offer attendees the chance to experience the outdoors and foster adventure to promote ...

  3. Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    In the wake of several recent celebrity deaths, a renewed attention to mental illness and the tragedy of suicide has been brought to public focus. Although these high-profile deaths have involved middle-aged victims, the motivating illnesses impact people of all ages, especially a growing number of youths and teens.According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of teen deaths ...

  4. How To Eat With Color In Mind

    How To Eat With Color In Mind

    When you look down at your plate at meal times, do you see a variety of colors? If the answer is yes, then you're most likely eating nutritious food."All fruits and vegetables contain healthy fiber and natural chemicals known as phytonutrients that can help protect against heart disease, cancer and age-related cognitive decline, cataracts and macular degeneration," said Janet ...

  5. Testicular Cancer: From Risk To Diagnosis

    Testicular Cancer: From Risk To Diagnosis

    The most common form of cancer in men ages 15 to 35, nearly 10,000 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States.Testicular cancer grows in the tissues of one or both testes -- glands that are located in the scrotum. Most cases of testicular cancer start out in the sperm-making cells known as germ cells. Testicular cancer can be classified into seminoma and ...

  6. From Early Signs To Treatment: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Autism

    From Early Signs To Treatment: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Autism

    In America today, Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, roughly 1 in 68 children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder -- or ASD -- according to the Center for Disease Control. However, experts estimate that number is even higher in New Jersey, with 1 in 45 children being diagnosed with an ASD."Due to the prevalence of these ...

  7. Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    With teen depression on the rise, medication may seem like the easiest and quickest way to treat struggling or suicidal teens. However, the results of these treatments have been mixed, and in some cases, ultimately cause more harm than good. How Antidepressants WorkTo some extent, depression and its effects on the brain are a mystery. However, the simplest explanation for how ...

  8. Waste Not: How To Get Creative In The Fight Against Food Waste

    Waste Not: How To Get Creative In The Fight Against Food Waste

    Across the United States, billions of pounds of food are thrown away annually, an amount that comes to roughly 300 pounds per person. How does this excess occur and what are the side effects of this large-scale disposal?Food waste occurs when any edible item goes unconsumed, from grocery store items that are discarded prior to shelving to consumers leaving food on their plates. The ...

  9. With Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopies And Early Detection Save Lives

    With Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopies And Early Detection Save Lives

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Having a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer isn't anyone’s favorite activity. However, with colorectal cancer ranking as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, undergoing the procedure may be one of the smartest things you can do for your overall health."It's important for individuals to go for colorectal cancer screenings even if ...

  10. Show Your Heart Some Love With Valley's Cardiac Care Tips

    Show Your Heart Some Love With Valley's Cardiac Care Tips

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States? According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack strikes someone in the U.S. about every 43 seconds. “Although these statistics are worrisome, you can help to protect yourself by knowing your risk for a heart attack and the signs and symptoms to look for,” said ...

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