A Sleepless Baby Becomes Million-Dollar Business for Connecticut Mom

03/21/14

A Sleepless Baby Becomes Million-Dollar Business for Connecticut Mom

Karen Barski designed the Woombie swaddle to keep her restless baby asleep. Today, it is used by more than half a million families worldwide.

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These Connecticut Mamas Say Go Naked—With Your Skin Care Regimen

03/14/14

These Connecticut Mamas Say Go Naked—With Your Skin Care Regimen

The Naked Mamas skin care line of soaps, lotions, body butters and scrubs is all natural and organic, perfect for people with skin allergies and those who are simply health conscious.

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House Speaker Wants Rules for Connecticut Hospitals Going to For-Profit

03/13/14

House Speaker Wants Rules for Connecticut Hospitals Going to For-Profit

The immediate issue is a takeover of Waterbury Hospital by the Tenet Healthcare Corp., the second largest healthcare network in the country, although Bristol Hospital and the Eastern Connecticut Health Network are not far behind in developing a relationship with Tenet.

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For Wife of ‘Flashdance’ Writer, Life of Privilege Also a Call to Action

03/03/14

For Wife of ‘Flashdance’ Writer, Life of Privilege Also a Call to Action

Lisa Hedley has known the weight of life’s realities far more than her narrative suggests, and the fuller picture reveals her—the emblems of privilege aside—as one of the good guys.

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U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shannon Miller, a Cancer Survivor, Speaking in Connecticut

02/27/14

U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shannon Miller, a Cancer Survivor, Speaking in Connecticut

Battling cancer requires a person to fight like a champion. That’s a lesson U.S. Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller learned firsthand after she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer at just 33 years old. By the time this happened, she had already won seven Olympic medals (at the 1996 games in Atlanta she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the U.S. women’s first team gold, and she became the first American to win a gold medal on the balance beam). Then in January 2011, the most decorated gymnast in American history began a fight for her life. “My diagnosis was quite a shock—you just never think it will happen to you,” says Miller, who will be the featured speaker March 20 in a CT Challenge Speaker series event at Roger Ludlowe Middle...

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