07/21/15

The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

07/13/15

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

06/22/15

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

One Southbury family is working to strikeout epilepsy with their annual charity walk, Sarah & Southbury Strikeout Seizures (S4) Epilepsy Walk.

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June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

06/03/15

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

The Alzheimer’s Association dreams of a world without this debilitating, progressive disease that affects over five million Americans. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Unfortunately, we’re years away from that reality. Today, there is no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, but that only drives the association to push harder for research and policy change, and to provide support to patients and their caregivers. The focus intensifies in June, which is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. The Connecticut chapter, whose main office recently moved to Southington and operates four other offices across the state, works to help the more than 70,000 Connecticut residents affected by Alzheimer’s. The three-pillar...

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Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

05/27/15

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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