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]