Monthly Archive for October, 2012

: October, 2012

Health department announces boil water advisories

The Department of Public Health today announced that 82 small public drinking water systems in the state are under a boil water advisory. The majority of public water suppliers, including the larger
Categories: General, health

State sees stark uptick in carbon monoxide poisonings after hurricane

The state’s poison control center has seen a major increase in reports of carbon monoxide poisonings in the wake of hurricane Sandy, and a spokeswoman for the center attributes that to the improper

Hospital workers check into ‘Hotel St. Vincent’s’

Roommates. A cafeteria serving late night eats. The distinct possibility that sleep would be a scarce commodity. It sounds like the kind of conditions you might find at a college dormitory, but it’s

Connecticut health department warns of Sandy-related water contamination

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a release Monday afternoon warning residents of health concerns associated with flood water. Severe flooding has the potential to contaminate
Categories: General

St. Vincent’s update on hurricane emergency prep

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport issued an update on its emergency preparations for Sandy this afternoon. It reads as follows: In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, St Vincent’s Medical Center

Storms can carry carbon monoxide dangers

In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and other health authorities are reminding residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) associated with the
Categories: General, health

Department of Health: Obesity prevalent among CT’s kindergarteners, third graders

About one third of Connecticut children in kindergarten and third grade are overweight or obese and about one out of every seven are obese, accord to a recent study by the Connecticut Department of
Categories: General, health, obesity

Derby schools to implement NuVal system

Starting on Monday, Oct. 22, Derby Middle School and Derby High School will implement the NuVal food scoring system for food sold at the two institutions. The system, which is in place at supermarkets
Categories: General, health

Trumbull-Monroe Health District teams with hardware stores for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), the Trumbull Monroe Health District (TMHD) and local hardware stores have partnered to increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning.
Categories: General, health

HealthBridge filing RICO lawsuit against union over nursing home conflict

HealthBridge Management LLC and affiliated company CareOne Management LLC today filed a RICO lawsuit against New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, claiming that the union has