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Flu Update: Fairfield County Hardest Hit As Influenza ‘Widespread’ In State

Influenza activity, increasing rapidly in Connecticut and throughout the region, is now classified as widespread geographically by the state Department of Public Health. Type A is the predominant circulating influenza virus and influenza A (H3N2) the predominant subtype, according to state officials. Here are details of the DPH report for the week...


First Babies of 2017!

Is there anything cuter than a newborn baby? Meet the first babies born at Hartford HealthCare hospitals in 2017! Gia Burns was born at Hartford Hospital on Jan. 1 at 12:29 AM. She weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz, and measured 21 inches long! The daughter of Angela and Michael Burns of Southington, Gia made her...


The Mysteries Of Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, a neurological disorder, causes creepy, crawling, itching, throbbing feelings in the legs at times accompanied by an uncontrollable urge to move them. Up to 10 percent of the United States population experiences restless legs syndrome, with symptoms usually experienced at night while relaxing, resting or while in bed....


Meriden Police Chief Praises Officers, Rushford For Narcan Training

Meriden Police Chief Jeffry W. Cossette emailed Mayor Kevin Scarpati and members of the Meriden City Council recently to let them know that officers had helped save the life of an opioid overdose victim by administering the medication Naloxone, or Narcan, after receiving training from Rushford representatives. In the email, Cossette...