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Helping Hands Club Donate Coloring Kits for Pediatric Patients at Danbury Hospital
The Helping Hands Club at Fraser Woods Montessori School in Newtown has donated 50 coloring kits to the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) to benefit pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:58:51 PM

Malloy, Wyman, Congressional delegation applaud $45Million healthcare award to Connecticut
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and the state’s Congressional delegation applauded the announcement on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarding Connecticut $45 million to test health care payment and delivery models. This funding builds upon the State Innovation Model (SIM) design grant that Connecticut received in March 2013 to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan, which was completed in December 2013.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 8:37:36 PM

DPH: Connecticut Named 4th Healthiest State
According to the latest national survey by The United Health Foundation, Connecticut is the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from 7th last year.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:21:14 AM

New Milford Hospital Expands Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to Bigger, Brighter, Refurbished Space
New Milford Hospital has relocated its cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program to newly renovated space adjacent to the soon to open, expanded Café. The new location is bigger, brighter and refurbished space where patients can also see a view of the Berkshire foothills while exercising.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:09:23 AM

Malloy announces Dr. Mullen will continue at the helm of DPH
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he will re-appoint Dr. Jewel Mullen as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:13:31 AM

DRS, Access Health CT advise about federal coverage compliance
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner and Access Health CT (AHCT) on Monday reminded state residents that they will be required to report their health insurance status when filing a 2014 federal income tax return.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:05:44 AM

Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Education Program of Danbury Hospital Offers Classes
A series of morning and evening Diabetes Self-Management Education classes will be offered during the month of January. Classes are held at 41 Germantown Road, Suite B03, Danbury.
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Dec 8, 2014 - 1:52:08 PM

Acces Health CT offers free in-person enrollment assistance
Help is available via Enrollment Centers and Community Enrollment Partners

Access Health CT (AHCT) is offering free in-person assistance to help Connecticut residents enroll in quality, affordable health care coverage during open enrollment. Assistance is available at the AHCT enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven, and at Community Enrollment Partner sites in Bridgeport, East Hartford, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, Norwich, Stamford, Waterbury, West Haven, and Willimantic.
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Dec 2, 2014 - 10:12:35 AM

St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Movement
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation will join #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses, and individuals - to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Taking place this year on December 2, #GivingTuesday will leverage the power of social media to create an international moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
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Dec 1, 2014 - 1:50:37 PM

CP-AC Fitness opens at Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new 65,000-square-foot state-of-the-art members-only health club, CP-AC Fitness. The new fitness center, located in a previously vacant space adjacent to the current 400,000-square-foot sports complex, provides a vast array of fitness and training opportunities and secures Chelsea Piers Connecticut’s position as the premier sports facility in the United States.
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Dec 1, 2014 - 1:47:46 PM

DPH: Remember Food Safety when Preparing Holiday Meals
One in six get sick from food poisoning each year

The Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Connecticut residents that food safety is especially important as they prepare holiday meals. Many holiday dinners include meat and poultry, a possible source of foodborne disease if not handled and prepared properly.
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Nov 26, 2014 - 6:41:59 AM

Access Health CT operational and enrollment update
During the 2015 open enrollment, Access Health CT (AHCT) will provide regular updates regarding key operational and enrollment statistics. AHCT’s goal during this open enrollment is to enroll 70,000 new individuals in quality, affordable health care coverage.
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Nov 24, 2014 - 5:55:28 AM

Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center Earns Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation
Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC), located at 148 East Avenue in Norwalk, has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). NRMC is a Norwalk Hospital outpatient service.
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Nov 24, 2014 - 5:54:18 AM

Connecticut nonprofit making a difference for children in Mexico
Simply Smiles Inc., the Norwalk-based charity dedicated to providing bright futures for impoverished children, recently concluded its third health clinic to treat intestinal parasites among 2,500 people in southern Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Nov 13, 2014 - 2:00:22 AM

St. Vincent's Medical Center is First Hospital in Connecticut to Announce Meeting Federal Meaningful Use Stage 2 Capabilities
Hospital uses new electronic health record to improve patient outcomes;

St. Vincent's Health Services is pleased to be the first hospital in Connecticut to announce it has met federal Meaningful Use Stage 2 capabilities. By successfully attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 2, St. Vincent's joins an elite group of US hospitals to meet these health information technology standards. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), fewer than 17 percent of eligible hospitals nationwide have met these national standards of patient care (Source: HealthLeadersMedia).
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Nov 12, 2014 - 4:00:57 AM

Holiday craft sale benefits patients at Norwalk Hospital
The Norwalk Hospital Volunteers’ “Designs for Recovery” program is presenting holiday craft sales on December 3, 4 and 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM, in the Designs for Recovery Workroom on the first floor of the hospital.
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Nov 10, 2014 - 5:04:54 AM

Malloy outlines state's policies for monitoring travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday issued the following outline of how the state is monitoring the health of any individual returning to Connecticut after traveling from one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak.
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Oct 28, 2014 - 8:03:00 AM

Malloy: State launches Ebola information website
Residents Can Visit www.ct.gov/ebola for Useful Facts

Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a website to keep residents informed regarding the Ebola virus. There will also be a hyperlink to www.ct.gov/ebola on the homepages of all state agencies.
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Oct 24, 2014 - 6:59:49 AM

Mayor Martin Addresses Emergency Managers Regarding Stamford’s Ebola Preparedness
Earlier this month Governor Malloy issued an order declaring a public health emergency as a precautionary measure in response to cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Today, Stamford Mayor David Martin announced that the City of Stamford has been monitoring and preparing to safeguard the community and first responders since July.
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Oct 23, 2014 - 11:05:42 PM

Statement from the CT Department of Public Health
Test results received today from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory were negative for Ebola. This is good news for the patient at Yale New Haven Hospital. Confirmation tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are expected as early as tomorrow.
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Oct 16, 2014 - 7:39:47 PM

Malloy oultines state's efforts to safeguard against Ebola
Announces that Commissioner Mullen has Invoked DPH’s Quarantine and Isolation Authority in New Haven

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week. In addition, the Governor is directing that every hospital in the state perform a drill within the next week to assure that procedures and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are up to standard.
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Oct 16, 2014 - 3:10:05 PM

Free Screening of FED UP on Skip Sugar Day in Greenwich
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Around 68 percent of American adults are obese or overweight and diabetes and childhood obesity rates have soared in the past 20 to 30 years. Yet, Americans consume about 152 pounds of sugar a year and 80 percent of 600,000 food products sold in the U.S. have added sugar. These facts and more will come to life at the free community screening of the documentary FED UP hosted by HALSAmd at the Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, on Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
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Oct 13, 2014 - 5:25:56 PM

DPH Launches Office of Health Equity
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday announced a new Office of Health Equity. The office is established to improve the health of all Connecticut residents by working to eliminate differences in disease, disability and death rates among ethnic, racial and other population groups that are known to have adverse health status or outcomes.
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Oct 10, 2014 - 11:47:34 AM

Norwalk Hospital Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show
A Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show, presented by the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital, will be held at the Darien Sports Shop, 1127 Boston Post Road, Darien, on October 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Oct 10, 2014 - 6:26:50 AM

Malloy briefed on ebola situation
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has been briefed on the Ebola situation by the state Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen. The Governor said that although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, state health officials have been working to prepare should a case of Ebola be identified in Connecticut.
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Oct 2, 2014 - 12:06:09 PM

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