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SilverSource Announces Updated Measures to Ensure Stamford’s Senior Population Continues to Be Supported During Coronavirus Outbreak
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In response to the growing concerns over the spread of COVID19, SilverSource, the nonprofit agency that serves the greater Stamford senior community, has announced immediate updates to its programs and services to ensure the safety of its employees and clients.
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Mar 12, 2020 - 4:11:10 PM

WCSU adopts online learning, closes residence halls in response to COVID-19
Western Connecticut State University has enacted the following plan in response to the Novel Coronavirus: More
Mar 12, 2020 - 3:41:07 PM

Lamont provides update on CT's coronavirus response efforts
As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020:
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Mar 12, 2020 - 3:23:35 PM

Sen. Leone Releases Statement Following First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Stamford
Today, state Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) released the following statement regarding news of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Stamford.
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Mar 12, 2020 - 3:18:48 PM

City: First Case of COVID-19 in Stamford Followed All Precautionary Measures
On March 10th a Stamford resident who returned from international travel was preemptively isolated at Stamford Hospital. On the late evening of March 11th the resident tested positive for COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “the coronavirus”). This is the first reported case of COVID-19 among Stamford residents. This infection was not contracted in the United States or Stamford.
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Mar 12, 2020 - 3:15:06 PM

CT governor provides update on state's coronavirus preparedness and response efforts
As the State of Connecticut continues to ramp up its preparedness and response efforts amid the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2020:
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Mar 11, 2020 - 8:57:14 PM

City of New Haven to Close School due to Suspected Case of COVID-19
Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, City Officials—Health Director Maritza Bond and Community Services Administrator Dr. Mehul Dalal—and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ilene Tracy will announce the closing of the Nathan Hale School on Thurday March 12, 2020 and Friday March 13, 2020 due to an adult suspected of having COVID-19 being in limited contact with the school facility and a student under their care attending the school.
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Mar 11, 2020 - 8:51:41 PM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum cancels some March and April events
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk announced that it is cancelling a few events in March and April due to coronavirus concerns. More
Mar 11, 2020 - 8:43:21 PM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announces all city senior centers to close
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announced today that all city Senior Centers will close until further notice out of an abundance of caution to prevent seniors and our older population from contracting and suffering severe effects of the Coronavirus.
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Mar 11, 2020 - 8:35:52 PM

Lamont provides update on CT's coronavirus preparedness and response efforts
As the State of Connecticut continues to ramp up its preparedness and response efforts amid the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020:
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Mar 10, 2020 - 4:37:14 PM

First coronavirus case reported in Connecticut
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Connecticut Governor Lamont issued a statement Friday evening following the reports of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Connecticut. The person, who tested positive, is reported to be an employee of Danbury and Norwalk hospitals and is a Westchester County, New York resident.
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Mar 7, 2020 - 8:47:24 AM

WCSU nursing professor receives honor
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Western Connecticut State University Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Ellen Doherty will be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) this spring.
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Mar 5, 2020 - 11:07:53 AM

City of Stamford: City Agencies Prepare for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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Stamford Mayor David Martin announced that the City of Stamford continues to take active preparedness steps to protect against and respond to potential Coronavirus (COVID-19). Public Safety and other City officials, Stamford Hospital, school and religious representatives have met in the Emergency Operations Center to discuss and prepare for the possibility of Coronavirus transmission in Stamford. As of today, there have been no reports of any such case in Stamford or in the State of Connecticut.
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Feb 29, 2020 - 5:59:04 AM

Man with Genetic Condition Sheds Over 100 Pounds and Gains Independence
Early in life, Brian Miguel was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. In addition to intellectual disability and short stature, hormonal symptoms include constant hunger. His insatiable appetite led to obesity and other health issues that confined him to a wheelchair. Then his life was transformed when a team at Ability Beyond guided him through an incredible weight loss of 106 lbs. in two years. Today, Brian, age 51, is self-confident and walking independently.
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Feb 18, 2020 - 12:17:37 AM

Valentine’s Day Celebration at Norwalk Public Library
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Norwalk Public Library has created a fun, unique way to celebrate for all lovers of romance, chocolate and their passion - books! Foodies can take great care to pair the right wine with their meals. Readers can pair the right chocolates with their books! Visit the library on Friday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m., for a Valentine's Day tasting of a variety of literary genres and the chocolates that complement them perfectly. Chocolate is provided by House of Knipschildt, home of Chocopologie. More
Feb 10, 2020 - 5:49:00 AM

Stamford Implements Enhanced Monitoring for Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to report the Coronavirus (or “2019-nCoV”) is not spreading in the United States at this time, however the CDC has recommend local municipalities enhance monitoring for the disease.
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Feb 7, 2020 - 5:47:31 AM

Nuvance Health prepares for possible coronavirus cases
Nuvance Health steering committee establishes plan to keep patients, staff, and communities informed and safe about 2019 novel coronavirus

While there have been zero cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in New York and Connecticut, Nuvance Health is closely monitoring this new infectious disease surge and is prepared to provide the communities it serves with the safest, most current care and information. More
Feb 7, 2020 - 5:34:39 AM

CT DPH removes any restrictions on consumption of shad
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The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday updated the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Farmington River that has been in place since June 2019 in response to a June 2019 spill of approximately 40,000 gallons of fire-suppressing Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) into the river from the Signature Flight Hangar at Bradley International Airport. The foam contained per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), and DPH had previously issued an advisory not to consume fish caught in the Farmington River downstream from the Rainbow Dam in the Town of Windsor to the confluence with the Connecticut River due to elevated levels of PFAS collected in fish tissue samples.
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Feb 7, 2020 - 5:00:56 AM

DPH: Newborn screening for rare potentially fatal genetic disorder began January 1 2020
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday is reporting that the state public health laboratory in Rocky Hill has begun to conduct newborn screening tests for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disorder that can result in loss of nerve and muscle control, and can be fatal. The newborn screening began January 1, 2020 to comply with a new state law passed in 2019 requiring DPH to conduct newborn screening for the condition. It is estimated that SMA afflicts 1 in 11,000 Connecticut residents. People with SMA have a change in a specific gene that prevents it from making enough of the protein that nerve cells need to survive. The disorder was recently added to the Federal Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).
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Jan 13, 2020 - 5:47:50 AM

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”
Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare

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Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level.
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Jan 8, 2020 - 5:40:18 AM

Norwalk Health Department to Offer Free Radon Kits during National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month, and your state and local health departments urge you to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and test for radon in your home. The Norwalk Health Department will distribute free radon testing kits in the Health Department lobby (137 East Avenue) from 11 am - 1 pm on January 7 and 8, while supplies last. The kits were provided as part of the Radon Partnership from the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) Lead, Radon and Healthy Homes Program.
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Jan 6, 2020 - 5:38:18 AM

Connecticut DPH reporting a total of 46 cases of vaping-associated lung injury
Lung Injuries (EVALI) by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Connecticut DPH will now only be reporting cases that result in hospitalization. In addition, all future vaping related lung injury updates will be provided through a new information page on the DPH website that will be updated weekly:
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Dec 19, 2019 - 12:57:01 AM

Gov. Lamont announces historic partnership between state and hospitals
Governor Ned Lamont, Attorney General William Tong, and the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) on Thursday announced completion of a historic settlement agreement that will result in a withdrawal of all pending legal claims that various hospitals filed against the state challenging the first hospital user fee, including the lawsuits filed in 2016, and all of the rate appeals brought by hospitals challenging Medicaid payments. The agreement represents a new chapter in the relationship between the State of Connecticut and its hospitals, institutions that serve a critical role in their communities.
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Dec 6, 2019 - 6:59:36 AM

CT DPH reports first influenza deaths of 2019-2020 season
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday is reporting the first influenza deaths of the 2019-2020 season, and is reminding residents to get vaccinated to protect their health against the flu. As the holiday season approaches and social activities increase, now is the time to protect yourself, family, and loved ones. Vaccination remains the most effective protection as the flu season can be long, running from October to May, peaking between December and March. “I advise all Connecticut residents to take the proactive step to protect their health during flu season by getting a flu shot,” said DPH Commissioner Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell. “Flu vaccines are safe and effective, and can either help prevent you from becoming infected by this serious virus, or help lessen your symptoms if you do get sick. Talk to your health care provider, pharmacist or local health department about the easiest way to get a flu shot.”
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Nov 15, 2019 - 3:01:47 AM

Physician to discuss environmental exposures and mental health
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The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) will present Integrative Physician Dr. Aly Cohen for a discussion about “Are Environmental Exposures a Danger to Your Mental Health?” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.
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Nov 7, 2019 - 2:03:16 PM

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SilverSource Announces Updated Measures to Ensure Stamford’s Senior Population Continues to Be Supported During Coronavirus Outbreak
WCSU adopts online learning, closes residence halls in response to COVID-19
Lamont provides update on CT's coronavirus response efforts
Sen. Leone Releases Statement Following First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Stamford
City: First Case of COVID-19 in Stamford Followed All Precautionary Measures



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