Public health: 94 water systems under boil water advisory

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health updated the list of public water systems under boil water advisory. Currently, 37 small public drinking water systems in the state are under a boil water advisory. State health officials said it is important that residential customers served by systems that have issued a boil water advisory follow the […] [Read More]

Staying safe post-snowstorm

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With thousands of households in the state without power, and residents cleaning up across the state, it is important to protect your health and safety in the storm’s aftermath. Here are a few tips to stay safe and healthy in the wake of the weekend’s freak winter storm: Food Safety: When in doubt, throw it […] [Read More]
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Halloween safety tips from Bridgeport Hospital and Securitas USA

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Listen up, all you ghouls and goblins out there: All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween to the less formal among you) is mere days away. And while it’s usually a time for fun and frolic (and candy), there can be some truly scary risks to your health and safety lurking out there. To help stay safe on […] [Read More]

October is Fire Safety Month!

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October is National Fire Safety Month and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging Connecticut’s employers and workers to keep their workplaces safe from accidental fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than half of all non-residential structure fires from 2005-2009 occurred in workplaces. Almost 20 percent of those workplace fires […] [Read More]

How to avoid getting hit by a car this Halloween

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Halloween is just mere weeks away, which means there’s precious little time left to decorate the house, pull together costumes for you and the kids and stock up on sweets to hand out. But you should also make safety part of your Halloween preparation, according to a recent press release from the American College of […] [Read More]

Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County is presenting events in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month throughout the month of October. The Center for Women and Families of Fairfield County (CWF) has been helping individuals for 115 years. They provide free confidential and bilingual services to victims of domestic violence, child […] [Read More]

Drug take back in the Valley

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The Greater Valley Substance Abuse Action Council in collaboration with the Seymour and Shelton Police Departments is launching a new initiative to help area residents safely dispose of unused, unneeded medications at any time. Beginning today, Sept. 7, secure drop boxes will be on-site at the Seymour and Shelton police department headquarters. Residents may walk […] [Read More]

Towns throughout the state under ‘boil water advisory’

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State health officials today announced that 91 small public drinking water systems in the state — including some in Greenwich, New Milford, Ridgefield and Bethel are under a boil water advisory. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is monitoring these systems and working to contact other small public drinking water systems to determine their status […] [Read More]
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Hospital employee offers quirky but sound hurricane advice

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While others in the region offered a wealth of hurricane preparedness advice in anticipation that Hurricane Irene will hit the region this weekend, Bridgeport Hospital Director of Facilities Management Christopher Burney had some wise advice on dealing with some of the more overlooked aspects of such an event. While others urged folks to stock up […] [Read More]

How pregnant women and new parents can prepare for an emergency

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As residents of Connecticut keep watch for Hurricane Irene — slated to affect the state this weekend — the March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies or the need to evacuate from their homes. The March of Dimes chapters and its web site (www.marchofdimes.com) are […] [Read More]