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Earlier darkness mean danger for drivers

Sure hope you remembered to turn your clocks back an hour this weekend, as we returned to standard time from daylight savings time. Though this time change gave us all a little extra sleepy time

It’s scary out there! More tips for Halloween safety

You might have seen the story in today’s Health and Fitness section about how you can prevent a tragic pedestrian accident on Halloween. With the spooky holiday just a day away, here are some more

Stay fire-free this Halloween

It’s the time of the year for festive costumes, endless candy, spooky jack-o-lanterns, and creepy decorations. The National Fire Protection Association is reminding everyone to take a few simple

Walk to School in Ansonia

Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital will join students at Prendergast School in Ansonia and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on

State recognized for response to public health emergencies

Connecticut’s five Emergency Planning and Preparedness Regions have been nationally  recognized  for their ability to respond to public health emergencies. The five regions, comprising all of the

Sun safety tips on the first day of summer

Today is the first day of summer, and it’s supposed to be a warm and sunny one, with highs near 82 degrees. But, as always, with sun and summer come skin cancer fears. According to the Connecticut

Keep kids from open windows as weather turns warmer

The weather is supposed to turn rainy and a mite colder tomorrow, but, today, it’s still sunny and warm — enough so that you might feel the urge to pop open your windows. However, these open windows

The Cinnamon Challenge isn’t child’s play

If you’re like me, maybe you’ve heard in passing about the “cinnamon challenge,” which entails swallowing a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without drinking any liquid.  The stunt has

Leapfrog Group updates its controversial safety scores

Earlier this year, the nonprofit Leapfrog Group, run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, caused a stir when it released its Hospital Safety Score, which gives hospitals a

Fourth of July is tomorrow. Please don’t blow yourself up.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and you know what that means: Someone’s losing a hand. Well, hopefully not, but experts are cautioning that people stay away from consumer fireworks. In Connecticut,