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Novel Approaches to Lyme

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Novel Approaches to Lyme

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The history of Lyme disease in Connecticut began in 1975 when a cluster of children and adults residing in the Old Lyme area experienced uncommon arthritic symptoms. By 1988, the news of Lyme disease spread and national media attention began. Lyme has now spread to almost every state in the United States, with most cases occurring…

Beware of Ticks: Protecting Ourselves from Tick-Related Diseases

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Beware of Ticks: Protecting Ourselves from Tick-Related Diseases

By Anne E. Mead

Due to the mild winter, scientists feel this will be a banner year during tick and mosquito season. With this thought in mind, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following advice. Keep mosquitoes and ticks from bugging you this summer by taking steps to prevent bites. Summer is a great time for children…

2017 Legislative Session: Budget Concerns Continue, But Key Victories for Connecticut Residents

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2017 Legislative Session: Budget Concerns Continue, But Key Victories for Connecticut Residents

By Nora Duncan - AARP CT

Connecticut is in a difficult economic time. Our current state budget has a deficit gap in the billions of dollars and conversations on a new, more balanced, budget for 2018 and 2019 have generated little in the way of consensus. However, we cannot afford to make short-sighted budget decisions that cost more in the long…

Save Money on In-State Adventures with AARP’s Local Offers

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Save Money on In-State Adventures with AARP’s Local Offers

By Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT

Summer is quickly approaching, so whether it’s fun in the sun or indoor activities, AARP members and guests can enjoy great local offers on admission to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances. AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and…

Getting Healthy Naturally

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Getting Healthy Naturally

By Dr. Kenneth Hoffman DACM, L.Ac.

Did you know that most Americans don’t have great health? Many people feel tired, in pain, and have allergies or digestive troubles. Also, lots of money is being spent on medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and even problems like depression and anxiety. All of these difficulties lead to one thing, unhappiness and suffering…

Understanding Danbury Public Schools’ 2017-2018 Calendar

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Understanding Danbury Public Schools’ 2017-2018 Calendar

By Anne E. Mead

Danbury Public Schools’ administration feels that ongoing communication is the key to developing partnerships within the community. After the April Board of Education meeting, many questions were raised about the later start of next year’s school calendar, on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Many families are concerned how this will impact their summer activities and child care,…

Public Safety Announcement

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Public Safety Announcement

By Danbury Police Department

The Danbury Police Department has received several reports of a person posing as a “health inspector” for the City of Danbury and charging businesses for inspections. The male caller will call unsuspecting businesses and identify himself as a city of Danbury Health Inspector and demand credit card prepayments over the phone for an inspection that…

2017 Legislative Session Priorities for AARP Impact All Ages

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2017 Legislative Session Priorities for AARP Impact All Ages

By Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social mission organization with a membership of 612,000 in Connecticut. An organization with a membership that large and diverse must have a mission and vision to match. Our mission at AARP is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. We champion positive social change and deliver…

Trefz Family Gift Creates First Global Health Endowed Chair in Connecticut

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Trefz Family Gift Creates First Global Health Endowed Chair in Connecticut

By Western Connecticut Health Network

At a private reception at Norwalk Hospital on November 16, Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) announced the creation of the Christian J. Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health, the first of its kind in the State of Connecticut and one of only a few hospital-based endowed global health chairs in the nation. At the…

Danbury Volkswagen: Committed Member of the Community

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Danbury Volkswagen: Committed Member of the Community

By Danbury Volkswagen

Volkswagen is a trustworthy name with consumers worldwide. Translated as the “People’s Car,” Volkswagen has become a car brand customers around the world have chosen for many years. Globally, it has been a pioneer not only in product advancements, but also in social responsibility and environmental objectives. In Brazil, the Volkswagen Foundation was founded thirty-five…

The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

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The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

By Lisa Schuman

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of year… or the saddest. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a high incidence of depression during December’s holiday season. Infertility patients often face added sadness during holiday season. What makes the holidays more difficult than other times of the year? Interactions with friends and family during this time of year can be difficult for several reasons. First, families and friends may announce, “We are pregnant.” Even infertility patients feel…

Skincare Through the Decades

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Skincare Through the Decades

By Charis Wipfler

  At Grace Medical Aesthetics, we love a good skincare routine. Each decade brings new change in all aspects of life, including your skin. Some quick tips to keep your skin healthy as you being your journey into aging gracefully… If treated correctly and early, fine lines are a breeze. Products with retinol, or vitamin A, can significantly reduce the look…

Simple Ways Parents Can Ease Children Back Into School

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Simple Ways Parents Can Ease Children Back Into School

By Jyoti Kelkar

Excitement and dread are common feelings for both children and parents when back-to-school season arrives. No matter how much they look forward to seeing friends and wearing a new school wardrobe, children are often afraid of the changes a new school year brings. Fortunately, parents can do a lot to ease the transition from summer to school. Establish a routine. While summer is in…

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

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Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

By Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Attorneys at Law

If you’ve been in an auto accident, your natural response is probably to call your insurance company. After all, you pay premiums to help cover any losses you sustain in an accident and your insurer is there to protect you, right? Maybe. It’s not at all unusual for policyholders to find themselves fighting with insurance…

Preparing Students for the Hot Careers Today: Higher Education Classes in Healthcare, Electrical, IT and Esthetics

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Preparing Students for the Hot Careers Today: Higher Education Classes in Healthcare, Electrical, IT and Esthetics

By Tribuna Staff

Even in a tight job market, several careers stand out for young people entering the work force or those pivoting from other vocations. Students who want to pursue jobs as electricians, estheticians and health care professionals – especially medical coders and medical assistants — have a good promise of getting a job, even in Connecticut’s limited market….

What Are the Seven Most Important Things to Do Right After an Auto Accident?

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What Are the Seven Most Important Things to Do Right After an Auto Accident?

By Attorney Antonio Fernandes

It’s easy to panic after an accident, but keeping a clear head and taking immediate precautions can help you down the road. Protect yourself by doing these seven things right after an accident. Seven Actions to Take After an Accident: 1. Check for injuries and call an ambulance if necessary. The absolute first thing you…

Lead: An Invisible Enemy that Can Affect the Health of Your Child

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Lead: An Invisible Enemy that Can Affect the Health of Your Child

By Tribuna Staff

Childhood lead poisoning is the most common pediatric public health problem, yet it is entirely preventable. Once a child has been poisoned, the impairment it may cause is irreversible. Lead harms children’s nervous systems and is associated with developmental delays, learning disabilities, reduced IQ, behavioral problems and hearing loss. While lead paint in homes built…