President and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital Marna Borgstrom

Yale-Hew Haven recognized as a top employer for women

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Yale-New Haven Hospital has been named to the 2014 NAFE 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women list by the National Association for Female Executives. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment. “Yale-New Haven Hospital is and always has been committed […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals
HHC BHN Senior Vice President Stephen W. Larcen, PhD., (right) accepts a check for the donation from Westfarms General Manager Kevin Keenan and Westfarms Marketing and Sponsorship Director Sarah Williams.

Hartford mental health program gets donation from mall

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A donation of $12,017.71 has been awarded by Westfarms shopping center to the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network to support public outreach education efforts through HHC’s Mental Health First Aid training program. The gift is the result of proceeds from the Westfarms gift wrapping station. Mental Health First Aid  is an eight-hour interactive training course […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, mental health

Shady Knoll to host “Lunch and Learn” next week

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Shady Knoll Health Care Center, 41 Skokorat St., Seymour, CT is pleased to offer a “Free Lunch and Learn” session in the Conference Room on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. by Brian Nyberg, Executive Director of Athena Home Health Care. Nyberg will  provide detailed information and answer questions about the home health care services that […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, health, Seymour

Access Health to be down for maintenance; new features to be added

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The state’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 8 p.m. EST and finishing tomorrow at 8 a.m. EST.  During this period of time, the Access Health CT website (www.AccessHealthCT.com) will not be available. During this time, the state will install several new features, including the Spanish language […] [Read More]

Flu deaths in the state climb to 12

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Flu activity in the state is still widespread and deaths from the contagious respiratory illness have climbed to 12, according to the Department of Public Health. As of Saturday, Feb. 15, there were 2,846 positive flu reports for this season, with the most (751) in Fairfield County. New Haven County was next with 736, followed […] [Read More]
Categories: flu
Pedal carts, seen here at a recent Children’s Health and Safety Fair, are used to teach teens about distracted and drunk driving and younger children about pedestrian safety.

Parish nurses get grant for teen driving program

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The Valley United Way is helping Griffin Hospital’s Valley Parish Nurse Program and Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley “drive” home the dangers of distracted driving to teenagers. The Valley United Way’s Special Needs Grants Program recently awarded Safe Kids and VPN $2,000 to purchase an additional pedal cart and key chains for their Teen Safe […] [Read More]

Poll: Sickness doesn’t keep Americans from work

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If you’ve ever gone to work when you weren’t feeling well, you’re not alone. According to a new study from the public health and safety organization NSF International, at least 26 percent of American workers admit to going to work when they are sick. The majority of these sickees said their main reason for going […] [Read More]
Categories: flu

Derby to host running series for kids

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A new fitness program for kids will kick off in Derby in the spring. Starting April 5, Frank P. Witek Memorial Park in Derby will host the Healthy Kids Running Series, a five-week nonprofit youth running program. The series aims to combat childhood obesity while providing children with a positive, education and fun introduction into […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, fitness