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Health

  • Health District Reminding Residents About Flu Threat, Prevention

    John Voket
    Health
    January 15, 2017, Sunday
    Donna Culbert, Influenza, Newtown Health District, Seasonal Flu

    The height of flu season has arrived — and more Newtown residents are feeling the aches, weakness, fever, and, in some cases, life-threatening affects of this highly contagious disease, as well as a...Read Full Article

  • ‘Go Red’ Initiative Ramping Up Ahead Of Heart Month

    John Voket
    Health
    January 13, 2017, Friday
    Go Red For Women, Heart Month, Newtown Health District

    From infants to centenarians, everyone in Newtown is called to “Go Red” on February 3 — an effort that just might end up saving the life of someone they love. On that day, and in partnership wi...Read Full Article

  • RCN Summer Camp Open House Events Planned

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    January 10, 2017, Tuesday
    Camp Sea Stars North, RCN, Resiliency Center of Newtown

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is planning two open house events for its 2017 presentation of Camp Sea Stars North. This year's session will be offered August 14 to 18. The first open h...Read Full Article

  • Dr Popowich Pulverizing Painful Injuries With Sound Waves

    John Voket
    Health
    December 20, 2016, Tuesday
    Dr John Popowich, Electrocorporeal Shock Therapy

    Sonographic technology initially pioneered in the late 1970s, and used since 1980 to smash-up painful or difficult kidney and gall stones, is now helping a growing number of patients of Newtown chirop...Read Full Article

  • Opportunities For Support And Healing On 12/14 Anniversary

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    December 9, 2016, Friday
    12/14, 12/14 anniversary, A Place For Hope and Healing, Center for Support and Wellness, fourth anniversary of 12/14, Resiliency Center of Newtown

    As the fourth anniversary of 12/14 approaches, local groups and organizations are ready to help residents. The Resiliency Center of Newtown will be open all day on Wednesday, December 14, offering my...Read Full Article

  • Masonicare Mitigates Community Stress With Mindful Meditation

    Alissa Silber
    Health
    December 3, 2016, Saturday
    Audrey Grove, Elaine Laydon, Lunch & Learn, Masonicare, Mindful Meditation

    When the community services director at Masonicare began evaluating ideas about what local residents were looking for in terms of programming, she decided to host a class on mindful meditation Tuesda...Read Full Article

  • Loss Of Son Inspires Local Parents To Advocate For AVM Awareness

    John Voket
    Health
    November 28, 2016, Monday
    AVM Awareness, Collin George Whitmore

    The sudden loss of 8-year-old Collin George Whitmore, who passed suddenly last February from a brain disorder known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), was devastating for his Sandy Hook family. But...Read Full Article

  • Qualified Residents Sought For Free Home Repair Program

    John Voket
    Health
    November 25, 2016, Friday
    Free Home Repairs, Homefront Program

    The HomeFront program is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming repair blitz in Spring 2017. Interested homeowners must apply before December 16 to be considered for help. H...Read Full Article

  • Heinz Recalls Product Incorrectly Labeled As Pork Gravy

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    November 23, 2016, Wednesday
    FSIS, gravy recall, Heinz gravy recall, Heinz Homestyle Pork Gravy, Heinz recall, HJ Heinz Co, Nationwide Recall, recalls, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – HJ Heinz Co, a Muscatine, Iowa, establishment, initiated a recall on November 19, of approximately 5,022 pounds of bistro au jus gravy product that is incorrectly labeled as pork ...Read Full Article

  • Health Officials Talk Turkey About Avoiding Foodborne Illness This Thanksgiving

    John Voket
    Health
    November 19, 2016, Saturday
    Foodborne Illness, Newtown Health District, Thanksgiving

    Newtown Health District’s own Food Service Inspector Suzette LeBlanc knows that her own Thanksgiving table might be a potential harbor for a foodborne illness. “It’s true,” she told The Bee...Read Full Article