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Greenwich resident Stephen Walko shovels snow from the sidewalk on South Water Street during the winter storm that hit Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2015.

Tip for safe snow shoveling

Though snow totals in Fairfield County aren’t as high as expected, residents in the region still had plenty of precipitation to clean up today. But, while necessary, snow shoveling carries many risks.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in stormy weather

With the approaching storm, the Connecticut Department of Public Health warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide. CO is an invisible, odorless gas that can be fatal. The symptoms of CO
Categories: carbon monoxide

Watch out for seniors during winter storms

With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care urges seniors and their families to take several important steps to ensure their safety. According a news release from Home
Categories: cold, elderly

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets

An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet Monday, Feb. 16,  from 6 to 7 p.m., at Northbridge Health Care Center, 2875 Main St., Bridgeport (directly across the street from St. Vincent’s Medical
Categories: Alzheimer's

March of Dimes: Blizzard poses particular risk to pregnant women

As residents of Connecticut and the Northeast brace for the possibly historic blizzard scheduled to begin today, the March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for
Categories: cold, pregnancy

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts discussion on Emei Qigong

Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center, 130 Division St., Derby, invites the community to a discussion on the healing aspects of Emei Qigong Fri., Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Patricia Bolger, of Qi
Categories: Derby
Optimus Health Care holds an Open House Ceremony at Bridgeport's newest School Based Health Center at Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School on Monday, March 31, 2014.

School-based health centers awarded $75,000 grant

  The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, Inc. was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to engage in a multi-state partnership involving school-based
Categories: General

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host AARP driver safety program

Griffin Hospital in Derby  will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the
Deb Greenwood, CEO/President of The Center honors. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at a legislative breakfast at the center. Blumenthal was honored for his work on the issues of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Domestic violence program launches new site, honors supports

  The Center for Family Justice, which provides shelter and other services to survivors of domestic violence, is continuing its transformation into a family justice center — where clients can
OxyContin Abuse On the Rise

CDC: About a third of reproductive-age women fill painkiller prescriptions

More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during