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  • Simply Smiles Fundraiser Will ‘Keep Hope Alive’

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    March 24, 2017, Friday
    Bryan Nurnberger, Jan Redfern, Scott Redfern, Simply Smiles, Smily Smiles Keep Hope Alive fundraiser

    Simply Smiles, a Norwalk-based charity organization, will present its annual “Keep Hope Alive” fundraising event on Friday, March 31, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. The event will begin at ...Read Full Article

  • OK Food Inc Recalls Breaded Chicken Products

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    March 24, 2017, Friday
    breaded chicken, recall

    WASHINGTON- OK Food, Inc, an Oklahoma City, Okla establishment, is recalling approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, speci...Read Full Article

  • Beef, Venison, And Ostrich Jerky Products Recall

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    March 23, 2017, Thursday
    beef, jerky, ostrich, recall, venison, Whiskey Hill Smokehouse

    WASHINGTON—Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC, a Hubbard, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison, and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allerge...Read Full Article

  • Parent Connection Hosting Addiction Prevention’s Dynamic Duo

    John Voket
    Health
    March 18, 2017, Saturday
    'Not My Kid - Not My Community', Dorrie Carolan, Honorable Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, Robert Stutman, the Newtown Parent Connection

    They may not look like superheroes, but The Newtown Parent Connection will be hosting two of the nation’s most renowned addiction prevention advocates for a series of workshops and a free public pre...Read Full Article

  • Hospitals Open; WCHN Announces Outpatient & Elective Storm Closures

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    March 14, 2017, Tuesday
    Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Western Connecticut Health Network

    The winter storm over the region today has led to the closing of many outpatient service offices and cancellation of many elective procedures within the Western Connecticut Health Network. Danbury ...Read Full Article

  • One Dead After Outbreak Related To Vulto Cheese Sold In State

    John Voket
    Health
    March 10, 2017, Friday
    Listeriosis Outbreak, Ouleout cheese, Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, Whole Foods

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has been involved with an investigation concerning a multi-state outbreak of six confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Patients sick...Read Full Article

  • Masonicare Renovations Designed To Best Serve Patrons’ Needs

    Alissa Silber
    Health
    March 10, 2017, Friday
    Craig Dumont, Ginny Carroll, Lockwood Lodge, Mary C. Salley, Masonicare at Newtown

    Masonicare at Newtown and its assisted living facility, Lockwood Lodge, recently underwent multiple renovations to continue to meet the needs of its aging community. Looking to offer the best environm...Read Full Article

  • Former Newtown Resident Developing Breast Cancer Survivors ‘Toolkit’

    John Voket
    Health
    February 28, 2017, Tuesday
    Breast Cancer Survivor Toolkit, Rachel Walker, Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing

    Those who meet former Newtown resident Rachel Walker, and learn about the important work she is doing, may think she was the subject of an experiment in replication — since the medical professional ...Read Full Article

  • Heart Month Part 3: Want A Healthier Heart? Don’t Just Sit There — Get Moving!

    John Voket
    Health
    February 25, 2017, Saturday
    American Heart Month, Start Walking

    The challenge over talking about physical activity is that Newtown residents’ range of interests and experience are both deep and diverse, according to Health District Director Donna Culbert. “...Read Full Article

  • Reminder: Relay Kickoff Rescheduled To Sunday

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    February 22, 2017, Wednesday
    Newtown Relay For Life, Relay for Life, Relay For Life kickoff event, Relay For Life-Newtown 2017

    Because of inclement weather, organizers for the 2017 Newtown Relay For Life kickoff pizza party had to postpone the event from Sunday, February 12, to Sunday, February 26. The rescheduled public k...Read Full Article