Health department announces boil water advisories

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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 public water systems, which serve approximately 2.7 million Connecticut residents, were able to maintain water safety and service throughout the storm. The list […] [Read More]
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State sees stark uptick in carbon monoxide poisonings after hurricane

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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 use of generators by those who lost power in the storm. Amy Hanoian-Fontana, communication education specialist for the center, said, as of […] [Read More]

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

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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 actually what staff at many local hospitals looked forward to Monday night as they prepared to spend the night at their places […] [Read More]

Connecticut health department warns of Sandy-related water contamination

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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 drinking water sources and lead to sewage back-ups in homes. With record flooding predicted in the state from Hurricane Sandy, DPH is advising residents to assume that […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s update on hurricane emergency prep

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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 in Bridgeport CT has its Emergency Operations Center activated and is making preparations to handle the storm challenges. The hospital has validated that it has […] [Read More]

Storms can carry carbon monoxide dangers

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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 use of portable generators and outdoor grilling devices. One year after a rare October snowstorm left over 800,000 Connecticut customers without power, Hurricane Sandy may potentially […] [Read More]
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Department of Health: Obesity prevalent among CT’s kindergarteners, third graders

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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 Public Health. According to a press release put out by the department on Friday afternoon, the study was conducted in a […] [Read More]
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Derby schools to implement NuVal system

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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 throughout the country, gives foods a score from 1 to 100 based on overall nutritional value (100 being the most nutritious […] [Read More]
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Trumbull-Monroe Health District teams with hardware stores for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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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. When you visit the local hardware stores listed below between Oct. 21 and Oct. 27, you’ll receive a free lead poisoning prevention gift from TMHD. Supplies are […] [Read More]
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HealthBridge filing RICO lawsuit against union over nursing home conflict

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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 “been engaged in a long-term pattern of criminal sabotage, intimidation and other acts of extortion in a coordinated illegal campaign in which the affiliates have threatened […] [Read More]