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Ron’s Run For The Roses: A Kentucky Derby Party With Purpose

It’s the best Kentucky Derby party north of the Mason-Dixon line, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause, too. It’s Ron’s Run for the Roses, benefitting the Ron Foley Foundation and the fight against pancreatic cancer. This year Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, serves as...


Cedar Mountain Commons Announces New Director of Operations

Cedar Mountain Commons, an independent and assisted living community located at 3 John H. Stewart Drive, recently welcomed its new director of operations. Maley W. Hunt, MHA, LNHA, started this position in February. Hunt began with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, which manages Cedar Mountain Commons, in 2012 as an administrative...


Student Group’s PSA Does its Part to Curb Opioid Abuse

A youth group facilitated by Rushford and radio station KC 101 are teaming up to help fight the opioid crisis. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a public service announcement urging adults to properly dispose of their unused and expired prescription medication so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands....


How Organ Donation Saved One Life, Healed Another

Five years ago, Jammy Davies faced a parent’s worst nightmare. Her 20-year old daughter, Chelsea, became critically ill with bacterial meningitis, an infection in the brain and spinal cord. When Chelsea died at Hartford Hospital, Davies and her husband faced a wrenching decision: Would they be willing to donate their...


Seven More Flu Deaths in State Bring Total to 119 This Season

The state Department of Public Health is reporting seven more flu-related deaths, bringing the 2018 flu death total in Connecticut to 119. At least 98 of those deaths, 82 percent, are reported in people aged 65 or older. Seniors are a particularly vulnerable population, according to Dr. Virginia Bieluch from...

Tammy Ratacliffe

How She Maintains 120-Pound Weight Loss Since Gastric Bypass

By Margaret DeMarino By age 32, Tammy Ratcliffe weighed 240 pounds and suffered from eight medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure. Overweight most of her life, Ratcliffe remembered being weighed in a nurse’s office in third grade and told she was 120 pounds. “I weighed so much more than everyone,”...