Monthly Archive for January, 2013

: January, 2013

Flu activity still high, but might be tapering off

The number of flu cases in the state is still rising and has reached more than 3,750 for the season, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health. However, the percentage of total

Connecticut selected for initiative to improve birth outcomes

The National Governors Association (NGA) recently selected Connecticut and three other states to participate in its Learning Network on Improving Birth Outcomes. The network is designed to assist

The Edge urges you to shed pounds, fight cancer

On Feb. 7, The Edge Fitness Clubs — which has branches throughout the state — will kick off The Edge Revolution, an eight-week body change program, and will donate $1 for every pound participants

Bridgeport Hospital seeks comfort food recipes

Bridgeport Hospital is seeking favorite comfort food recipes from the public for possible use in its upcoming cookbook, “Heart Smart Comfort Food: New Approaches to Old Favorites.” The cookbook will

Adventures in physical fitness

I am ridiculously out of shape. I’m overweight. I lack in such important areas as strength and flexibility. My diet, though not horrible, could be a lot better. And I don’t exercise nearly enough —

Flu totals in state continue to rise

The number of confirmed flu cases in the state has exceeded 3,000 and the number of deaths from the illness has reached 17, according to the state Department of Public Health. The DPH released its

Health department: Many Connecticut residents at risk for poor oral health

Many Connecticut residents are at risk for poor oral health, according to oral health data collected by the state Department of Public Health. Today, according to a press release, the department

DPH: Don’t use outdoor pesticide on bed bugs

The Connecticut Departments of Public Health (DPH), Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) are warning the public not to use outdoor

New Smilow campus opens at Greenwich Hospital

Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital has opened a new campus at Greenwich Hospital. According to a release put out by Yale-New Haven, the opening of Smilow’s Greenwich Campus will allow Yale Cancer

Experts advise keeping your cool in the cold

Though Twitter is alive today with citizens reporting the arrival of snowflakes in towns and cities across the state, the real story is the cold that will be sweeping across Connecticut over the next