Grateful CT Mom Sees Son Thrive Thanks to Roses for Autism
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Like every proud parent at high school graduations across Connecticut this June, Debbie Lifton of Branford will cheer for her son, Ben. However Lifton has even more reason to celebrate, because not only will he receive a degree, Ben, who has Autism, will also have a job thanks to the experience he gained at the Roses for Autism program in Guilford.
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Apr 29, 2016 - 4:49:59 AM

Stamford Health’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Wins Excellence Award
Stamford Health’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center received the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award for meeting Center of Distinction quality standards set by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
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Apr 21, 2016 - 11:06:22 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Launches New Engagement Campaign - We Know You Well!
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Not long ago, President and CEO John M. Murphy, MD, articulated a vision for the expanding Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) that has become a reality: to create a regional network that provides high-value healthcare to residents of Western Connecticut and nearby New York with patient health and wellness at the center. “We take care to put the patient at the center, and take pride in keeping people well, instead of just treating the sick. At WCHN, our patients are people first; we know them from our neighborhoods, schools and communities. Those connections are what make us unique and allow us to humanize their healthcare in a very personal way,” said Dr. Murphy.
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Apr 13, 2016 - 5:58:19 AM

Fitness for Body and Mind at Chelsea Piers This Spring
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This spring, it’s more than exercise and sports at Chelsea Piers. Parents will learn what important skills their student needs to finish the school year strong and transition into the next grade and/or school, presented by Michelle Sagalyn, Successful Study Skills 4 Students’ President.
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Mar 28, 2016 - 5:04:20 AM

NHD is a Site for the Riverbrook YMCA Blood Pressure Program
The Norwalk Health Department is proud to be a site for the Riverbrook YMCA Blood Pressure Management Program, part of their Healthy Hearts Initiative. The evidence-based program helps people understand and control their blood pressure, with a combination of blood pressure self-monitoring, physical activity tracking, nutrition education, and personalized support.
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Mar 22, 2016 - 3:18:10 AM

Comprehensive Diabetes Education Classes Offered in April
A series of three morning and evening Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes will be offered in Danbury during the month of April. The classes are held at 41 Germantown Road, Suite B03, Danbury.
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Mar 17, 2016 - 5:46:02 AM

Little Red Hats Take Over Danbury Hospital’s Family Birth Center
Danbury Hospital is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Program during February – American Heart Month to help raise awareness for congenital heart defects (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the country. Every baby born at Danbury Hospital during February will receive a little red hat.
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Feb 27, 2016 - 9:29:30 AM

Human Services Council welcomes new hire at School Based Health Center in Brien McMahon High School
***image1*** Effective, January 19, 2016 Diamond Sead was hired as Office Administrator of the Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Center, a program of the Human Services Council, at Brien McMahon High School. “We are very excited to welcome a former Brien McMahon student and Norwalk native to the HSC team”, said Anthony DiLauro, Executive Director of the Human Services Council. Program Director, Kari Pesavento, supervised Diamond over the past six months and had this to say: “Diamond came to the Human Services Council as an intern eager to learn how she could help support Children’s Connection but quickly took on a leadership role within the program. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious as she directed volunteers and other interns with their assignments at our Touch a Truck Event and Holiday Toy Drive while maintaining her day to day responsibilities. She is a true asset to our program!”
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Feb 26, 2016 - 11:42:35 PM

CT Department of Public Health Provides Update on Zika Virus
Sexual transmission of Zika virus may be more frequent than previously reported

State health officials continue to provide information regarding Zika virus as more is learned about transmission and prevention of infections. Recent reports from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that sexual transmission from men to women may be more common than was known before the recent outbreak in the Americas.
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Feb 26, 2016 - 11:35:24 PM

Dr. Joshua Frank Receives Sports Medicine Certification
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Coastal Orthopaedics of Norwalk is proud to announce that Dr. Joshua B. Frank has earned one of the most highly recognized certifications in the industry - a credential that is known as the Gold Standard around the world – the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. This award is a valuable way to demonstrate commitment to the highest quality care and recognition for the many long years of work put into achieving expertise. This sets Dr. Frank apart as a recognized specialist in the eyes of patients, hospitals, employers and insurers.
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Feb 2, 2016 - 3:46:57 PM

DPH Asks Health Providers to Watch for Suspected Cases of Zika Virus
State health officials today said they have asked Connecticut health care providers to report suspected cases of Zika virus infection to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and to the patient’s local health department. There are currently no reported cases of this mosquito-borne disease in Connecticut.
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Jan 15, 2016 - 10:27:29 PM

Jamie Masciarelli, Wife, Mother, and Stamford Resident Enjoys a Full and Active Life Following Weight Loss Surgery at Norwalk Hospital
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Three years ago, forty-six-year old Jamie Masciarelli, a long-time resident of Stamford and an Asia Immigration Specialist at GE Global Operations, had gastric bypass surgery at Norwalk Hospital's Surgical Weight Loss Center. One year later, she lost 125 pounds and has maintained her weight at 118 pounds since 2013. “I’m living a full life focused on my career and family while having more fun than I ever could have imagined,” said Masciarelli. “I’m actively involved with ballroom dancing and participating in dance recitals and competitions.”
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Jan 6, 2016 - 5:38:59 AM

Healthy Resolutions for 2016
Was your New Year’s resolution to become healthier in 2016? Whether you want to stick to a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce stress, or lose weight, the Norwalk Public Library along with the Norwalk Health Department have just the tips to help you succeed! Join us for “Healthy Resolutions,” a 5-week program to be held on Wednesday evenings, beginning January 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Library’s Main Auditorium. Each week, this program will focus on a different healthy resolution and the necessary skills to achieve your goal. Each session builds upon the previous one and includes thought-provoking videos, group discussion and support, giveaways, and the skill-building techniques you need to kick start a healthier 2016. Attend all 5 sessions for a chance to win prizes!
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Jan 6, 2016 - 5:02:03 AM

Learn Why Your Kidneys are So Important and How to Become a Living Donor
As part of the Norwalk Public Library’s Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies series, the National Kidney Foundation will present a program, “Kidney Health & How to Become a Living Donor,” in the Main Auditorium on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Dec 28, 2015 - 8:26:42 AM

Stamford Physician Joins AmeriCares Board of Directors
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AmeriCares is pleased to announce Dr. Katy Close has been elected to the AmeriCares Board of Directors. A board-certified internist specializing in medical care for the underserved, Dr. Close practices at the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut, providing primary care services to low-income patients without health insurance.
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Dec 15, 2015 - 5:03:50 AM

Recently Merged Multispecialty Group Announces New Name
With changes and uncertainty about healthcare in Connecticut, one recently formed medical practice shines as a beacon of quality, personalized patient care. Last year, Grove Hill Medical Centers, P.C. (GH) and Connecticut Multispecialty Group, P.C. (CMG) announced merger plans, and as of January 1, 2016, they are ready to launch as a unified organization known as Starling Physicians. Starling Physicians will become the leading physician-owned, fully integrated multispecialty medical practice in central Connecticut.
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Dec 10, 2015 - 5:17:19 AM

Access Health CT Sponsors Enrollment Fair in Bridgeport
Access Health CT (AHCT) on Tuesday announced it will hold a free enrollment fair on November 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the St Vincent’s Family Health Center located at 762 Lindley Street in Bridgeport. The enrollment fair will provide information on how Healthcare Reform will impact residents and their families, explain how people might receive financial help and provide assistance in enrolling for healthcare coverage through Access Health CT.
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Nov 18, 2015 - 9:37:57 AM

Fairfield County Residents Walk and Run for Heart
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More than 600 Fairfield County residents walked and ran for their hearts, and to help raise awareness and funds for the number one killer—heart disease--at the Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run event, Sunday, October 25th at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Individuals, company teams and families, and even dogs, participated to support the mission of the American Heart Association.
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Nov 4, 2015 - 5:17:06 AM

City Employees Take 23 Million Steps During Three-Week Steps Challenge
Almost 200 City of Stamford Employees are participating in a 10-week Health and Wellness Challenge with the goal of developing and sustaining a healthier lifestyle. The Wellness Challenge takes place over a ten week period with five different challenges designed to encourage healthy eating, fitness, and weight loss. One component of the Challenge was a step challenge in which employees were encouraged to take at least 5,000 steps a day. When the three week step challenge ended employees had taken a combined 23,209,788 steps.
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Oct 31, 2015 - 5:27:21 AM

Access Health CT Hosts Community Chats Series
Access Health CT (AHCT) recently announced that it is inviting community organizations and leaders to join them for a Community Chat on Tuesday, October 20th form 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Norwich United Community & Family Services Community Room, Meadows Shopping Center, 47 Town Street, Norwich. AHCT Staff will provide an overview of the accomplishments of Connecticut’s insurance exchange program and lead a discussion on ways AHCT can help bring quality, affordable healthcare to more residents of the Norwich community. Click on the following link to register to attend the Norwich Community Chat: http://learn.accesshealthct.com/events
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Oct 19, 2015 - 1:15:43 AM

DPH Reminds Public about the Health Benefits of Handwashing
In conjunction with “Global Handwashing Day,” October 15, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding people of the importance of hand washing to stay healthy.
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Oct 15, 2015 - 2:43:27 PM

Child Guidance Center Awarded $50,000 from Community Fund of Darien
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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a local provider of Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS), was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Community Fund of Darien (TCF) to support crisis services for local children and adolescents.
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Oct 14, 2015 - 3:29:41 AM

Fifth Annual Candy Collection & Win A Nintendo 3D
For a firth year in a row, Dental Care of Stamford and Dental Care Kids is collecting and sending left over Trick-Or-Treat candy to our troops in Iraq. More
Oct 12, 2015 - 6:19:01 AM

Waveny Walkers raise $4,000 for Alzheimer's disease research
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Waveny LifeCare Network staff, volunteers and family members helped fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising $4,000 in sponsorships for this year’s annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Sunday, October 4th. Held annually at more than 600 sites nationwide, the Association’s Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
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Oct 8, 2015 - 5:25:24 AM

Smoking Cessation Program Offered at Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital is offering a free smoking cessation program beginning on Thursday, October 8, in the third floor respiratory classroom in the Section of Pulmonary Medicine at the hospital. The program consists of six weekly sessions.
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Sep 18, 2015 - 10:09:45 AM

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