Category: Health

Free session offers help to families of at-risk teens and those affected by substance use disorder

SIMSBURY, CT – Every day, more and more families in Connecticut are affected by substance use disorders or realize they have a teen at risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD). On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, a local organization, A Promise to Jordan, will present a session to introduce families to CRAFT: Community Reinforcement…

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 – he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to…

CT DPH: First case of “South African” variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Connecticut resident

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Lamont and state public health officials today announced that the B.1.351 variant of the COVID-19 virus, the so-called “South African” variant, has been detected in a Connecticut patient who is currently hospitalized out of state with the virus. The individual’s condition is improving. This is the first known case of the…

Governor Lamont warns Connecticut residents to be aware of COVID-19 vaccination scams and report suspicious behavior

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and other state officials today are warning Connecticut residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed. Residents…

Healthy Resolutions 2021 & Cardio Dance

A New You for the New Year with Help From Norwalk PL & the Norwalk Health Department Norwalk, CT – Have you made a New Year’s resolution to become healthier in 2021? Whether your goal is to establish a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your stress, or lose weight, the Norwalk Public Library along…

Gov. Lamont announces Connecticut vaccine distribution plan to begin

CDC and Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee Recommend Immediate Distribution of Vaccine HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sunday announced that the Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee has submitted recommendations to him that the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan start at the earliest opportunity. The recommendation comes after the subcommittee…

Over 150 Runners from all over the State of Connecticut participated in “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5 K and 10 K races

New Milford, CT – Over 150 runners from Pomfret, Ct to Port Washington, NY ran for fun and fitness in the NM Fitness and Aquatic Club’s 5K and 10K races held at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center. All event proceeds went to benefit the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, an organization that…