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Have pet health questions? The FDA might be able to help

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The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine may be able to answer them. FDA regulates animal drugs, animal food (including pet food), and medical devices for animals, and conducts research that helps shape regulatory decisions, among other activities. In a news release on its consumer site, the FDA lists some popular questions about […] [Read More]
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State gets $45 million in federal funding to improve health care

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Connecticut will receive up to $45 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced this week. Nationwide, 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia will receive over $665 million in […] [Read More]
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Connecticut the 4th healthiest state

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The annual survey America’s Health Rankings has named Connecticut the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from seventh last year.The state was recognized for its low rates of smoking and occupational fatalities, and high immunization coverage among children. However, the state was also singled out for some challenges, including high rates of binge drinking, […] [Read More]
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Nutritionists’ tips for surviving holiday parties

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The holiday party season is officially upon us and, while it’s a fun time, it can be packed with nutritional minefields, in the form of calorie-laden beverages, rich hors d’oeuvres and a bevy of pies and other seasonal sweets. So how do you survive the holidays without packing on the pounds? The Connecticut Academy of […] [Read More]
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12 Connecticut health centers get half a million in federal funds

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $524,226 in Affordable Care Act funding to 12 health centers in Connecticut to recognize health center quality improvement achievements and invest in ongoing quality improvement activities. “This funding rewards Connecticut health centers that have a proven track record in clinical quality improvement, which translates to […] [Read More]
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This Capuchin monkey is mocking your brand loyalty.

Yale study: Monkeys less likely than humans to equate high prices with quality

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You pay for quality — or, at least, that’s how the saying goes. But, anyone who’s a veteran of retail shopping knows that a higher price doesn’t mean a better product. Or, at least, they should know it. Too often, we humans still fall prey to equating brand-name products with higher quality. However, a Yale […] [Read More]
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Griffin hosts discussions on holiday eating

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about holiday eating on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. The program will be a follow-up to last month’s “Healthy Holiday Eating,” which offered advice to diabetics on shopping and meal planning for the holidays. Participants are […] [Read More]
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Shelton residents invited to meet new Griffin primary care physician

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Griffin Faculty Physicians invites residents of Shelton and the surrounding communities to meet its new primary care physician, Dr. Elizabeth Arbia, and tour her new office at 2 Ivy Brook Rd., Suite 115 in Shelton, on Tues., Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Arbia focuses on providing comprehensive care, preventative health education and treating […] [Read More]
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Tess and Liza, Golden Retriever companions to Inge van Ark of Oxford, grace the cover of the People and Animals Working in Spirit 2015 Calendar.

Griffin Hospital sells dog calendars to raise money for hospice

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Man’s best friend is giving a helping paw to Griffin Hospital’s most fragile patients. People and Animals Working in Spirit (P.A.W.S.), the therapy dog program at Griffin Hospital in Derby, is offering 2015 calendars featuring professional photos of its caring canines to raise money for the hospital’s hospice program. Founded in 1996 with just one […] [Read More]
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Cory Ann Boyd, associate professor of nursing at Quinnipiac University.

Nursing schools get grant to design video game

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A group that includes Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing and its game design and development program is one of four teams nationally to receive a $10,000 Innovation in Accelerated Nursing Education grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. The grant is to be used for […] [Read More]
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