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  • Newtown’s Federal Delegation Has Been Busy With Health And Wellness Initiatives

    John Voket
    Health
    August 9, 2017, Wednesday
    COMP, COMP Initiative, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Connecticut Opioid Misuse Prevention Initiative, D. Elinore McCance-Katz, Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, HOT CARS Art, Mental Health Reform Act, prescription drug costs, Senator Chris Murphy, Senator Richard Blumenthal

    WASHINGTON, DC — Summer has not found Newtown’s federal delegation — US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty — taking a lot of time off. The lawmakers ...Read Full Article

  • Kevin’s Community Center Poised To Expand Services At New Location

    John Voket
    Health
    August 7, 2017, Monday
    25 Commerce Road, Dr. Z Michael Taweh, Kevin’s Community Center, Michael Ronan, New Clinic Location

    Across the country next week, tiny towns, major cities, and hundreds of communities in between, including Newtown, have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate their local public health centers and ...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Yoga Festival Partners With The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Program

    Alissa Silber
    Health
    July 29, 2017, Saturday
    Newtown Yoga Festival, Spark, Suzy DeYoung, The Avielle Foundation

    Update: This article has been updated from its July 28 print edition to clarify the Newtown Yoga Festival was founded in 2012 by Suzy DeYoung and Jennifer Smith.   The Newtown Yoga Festival...Read Full Article

  • Free Sensory Friendly Screening Of ‘Captain Underpants,’ Saturday Morning At ETH

    Shannon Hicks
    Health
    July 27, 2017, Thursday
    Captain Underpants, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Edmond Town Hall, Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, sensory friendly movie screening, sensory friendly screening, Todd Ingersoll

    Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host a special sensory friendly movie screening this weekend. A special screening of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie will be offered, free of charge, on Saturda...Read Full Article

  • OTC Narcan May Not Be Enough To Save Opioid Addicts

    John Voket
    Health
    July 21, 2017, Friday
    Dorrie Carolan, Dr. William Begg, Lieutenant Aaron Bahamonde, Narcan, Newtown Parent Connection, OD reversal, OD reversal measure, Opioid Epidemic, OTC Naloxone

    In the wake of losing two more young Newtown residents to opioid overdoses in recent weeks, and an increasing amount of intervention on the part of local responders — especially police — a local e...Read Full Article

  • After Losing Daughter To Opioids, Local Mom Presses On Helping Others

    John Voket
    Health
    July 17, 2017, Monday
    Heroin Education Action Team, Lynn Kovack, US Attorney’s Office HEAT Program, Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit Award

    When Newtown mom and local Building Department staffer Lynn Kovack lost her daughter Mindy to an opioid overdose in March 2016, she was so consumed in the aftermath that included prosecution of the de...Read Full Article

  • Local Preparedness Officials Advise Newtown To Be Hurricane Aware

    John Voket
    Health
    July 3, 2017, Monday
    Be Informed, Code Red, File of Life, Hurricane Preparedness, Newtown Emergency Management Team, Smart911

    In anticipation of the ramping up of hurricane season, Newtown’s Emergency Management Team, Director Bill Halstead and Deputies Maureen Will, Donna Culbert, and Rob Sibley, are urging residents to s...Read Full Article

  • Spike In Rabies Incidents Prompts Health Officials’ Warnings

    John Voket
    Health
    June 30, 2017, Friday
    Baby Animals, Connecticut Dept of Health, DPH, Newtown Animal Control, Newtown Health District, rabies, Rabies Warning

    When a beloved cat or dog comes home from a romp injured, after apparently tangling with some sort of wild animal, the immediate urge is to gather that pet up, comfort it, and treat its wounds. And...Read Full Article

  • Business Buzz: Newtown Comprehensive Foot Care Opens Expanded Practice

    John Voket
    Health
    June 30, 2017, Friday
    Dr Andrew Campbell, Dr Hang Huynh, Newtown Comprehensive Foot Care

    Business name: Newtown Comprehensive Foot Care Address: 153 South Main Street Room A, Newtown Owners: Andrew Campbell, DPM, FACFAS, and Hang Huynh, DPM Business background: Dr Huynh and Dr ...Read Full Article

  • Presentation By Hip Replacement Specialist

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    June 23, 2017, Friday
    Danbury Orthopedics, Dr Robert Deveney, River Glen Health Care Center

    SOUTHBURY — Dr Robert Deveney, a total joint specialist at Danbury Orthopedics, will speak Thursday, June 29, at River Glen Health Care Center, about how robotics is making hip and knee replacements...Read Full Article