Yoga instructor seeks gift card donations for police

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Linda Antignani, owner of Mother’s Embrace Yoga in Shelton, is collecting Walmart gift cards, which she plans to distribute to police officers who responded to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. On her Facebook page, Antignani said the effort aimed to help officers “who are looking at running out of pay […] [Read More]
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School-based health centers receive grants

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Last week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced that three Connecticut health centers were awarded grants by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department as part of the Affordable Care Act. Those receiving the grants were: Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown — $451,370 Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc. in New Haven –$231,305 Griffin Hospital/Griffin […] [Read More]

Spread holiday cheer — not stomach flu

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Most of us will be spending the next few days in close contact with our friends and loved one. And while that’s great in so many ways, you should make sure that you’re just spreading love and holiday cheer this season. Noroviruses, commonly known as the “stomach flu,” are a group of viruses that can […] [Read More]
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HealthBridge files for temporary restraining order

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Embattled HealthBridge managed health care centers are making another attempt to thwart an order to reinstate 600 striking workers at five of its Connecticut workers. Thursday night, the New Jersey based company filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order, partially staying an injunction issued against HealthBridge by a federal judge earlier this week. […] [Read More]
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Area hospitals welcome 12-12-12 babies

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People across the state likely took a moment or two to appreciate today’s special date — Dec. 12, 2012, or 12-12-12. But for some new parents in the region, the day was especially lucky. At Griffin Hospital in Derby, at least four women gave birth to babies today, including Allison Llumipanta, 20, of Bridgeport. She […] [Read More]

HealthBridge appeals judge’s ruling

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New Jersey-based HealthBridge managed health care centers is appealing the injunction issued by a federal judge demanding that the company reinstate workers at five of its Connecticut nursing homes. “We are acting in the best interests of our residents,” HealthBridge spokeswoman Lisa Crutchfield in a statement. “Their well-being is paramount to us.” On Tuesday Federal […] [Read More]

Overindulging could lead to ‘holiday heart’

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Lending new meaning to the phrase “party hearty,” doctors caution that overindulging at seasonal bashes could lead to a syndrome known as “holiday heart.” The condition is basically an irregular heartbeat that occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. It’s common during the holidays for a variety of reasons, but the prime culprit is a […] [Read More]

HealthBridge workers slated to return to work by Monday

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The injunction filed yesterday by a federal judge against New Jersey-based HealthBridge management demands that striking workers at five of the company’s nursing homes be reinstated by Monday, Dec. 17. About 600 workers at West River Health Care Center in Milford, Long Ridge in Stamford, Danbury Health Care Center, Newington Health Care Center, Westport Health […] [Read More]

Injunction granted against HealthBridge

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Federal Judge Robert N. Chatigny granted an injunction filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to temporarily halt New Jersey-based HealthBridge Management’s unilateral implementation of a new contract at five Connecticut nursing homes. The injunction is the latest chapter what has become an ugly battle between HealthBridge and New England Health Care Employees Union, […] [Read More]
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Don’t get too fired up this holiday season

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Sure, it may be a bit warm today, but this December and that’s likely not going to last. And as temperatures continue to drop in the months ahead, the risk of home heating fires peaks. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection association December, January and February are the leading months for home fires, […] [Read More]
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