What Will Be Open On May 20th?

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Governor Ned Lamont has said that the state of Connecticut has been experiencing an extended (14-days in a row) decline in hospitalizations from the COVID-19 virus. This is good news and means that on May 20th he will begin the phased re-opening of the state. Here’s what that means. As has been the case with the continuing pandemic things change daily, if not by the hour, and so many of these things are subject to change. We are updating regularly on our Facebook page which you can view here.

Four Symptoms Of A Stroke

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and we are helping the American Stroke Association spread the word on how to spot a stroke and when to get help. Spread the word to your family and friends. During the COVID-19 pandemic getting medical attention can sometimes be tricky, but for someone suffering from symptoms of a stroke time is of the essence so medical attention must be sought as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms you will want to seek medical attention immediately. Face drooping. Arm weakness Slurred speech Sudden numbness, confusion, trouble seeing These are tell-tale signs that someone is having a stroke and you should call 911 immediately. In the occurrence of a stroke minutes and even seconds can make the difference between full recovery and a lifelong health issue. Don’t delay and contact 911 immediately.

More Closures In Light Of Coronavirus

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Earlier this morning Governor Lamont joined NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and NJ Governor Phil Murphy joined forces to announce some new regional restrictions on area businesses.  This comes as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the region. The restrictions for businesses will go into effect at 8p on Monday March 16th and include: Bars Restaurants Gyms Movie Theaters While gyms, and movie theaters will be completely closed, the restriction on restaurants and bars will allow them to stay open for take-out and delivery. These restrictions will be in effect through at least the end of March with the possibility of extending these closures still at a high probabilty. To continue to stay on top of the changing landscape of this pandemic, please visit the Governor’s website here.

Connecticut Governor Closes All Public Schools

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With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the state of Connecticut is taking unprecedented actions to keep residents safe during this uncertain time.  This evening, Governor Ned Lamont announced that all public schools K-12 will be closed from March 17th – March 31st with the possibility of extending the closures depending on the facts surrounding the virus. This executive order comes just days after the governor agreed to offer waivers to local school districts to allow them to potentially not meet the state mandated 180 days that all students are required to attend for a school year to count.  A waiver of this restriction will give school districts flexibility in the face of prolonged closures.  

What is social distancing?

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) takes hold here in the United States, public health officials are recommending that the best way to flatten the curve of the virus is to practice “social distancing.”  But what exactly is this term that has been quickly pushed into our lexicon? Social distancing is not a new thing.  Public health officials use this in brand of prevention in the face of any widespread disease that could spread from person to person.  The act of social distancing can take many forms and is likely to take all forms during this health crisis caused by COVID-19. The activities that are restricted by health officials when social distancing is invoked are: Limiting the size of crowds that are allowed to gather Canceling events Closing public buildings Requiring schools be closed The global pandemic of coronavirus has already required many social distancing measures to be put into place and…continue reading

Concerns Alleviated Around Talcum Powder And It’s Connection To Ovarian Cancer

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There have long been concerns that the use of talcum powder products may have a link to ovarian cancer, but a new study shows that there is no statistical evidence to justify that concern. However, researchers said that there are still questions and more studies need to be done. Talcum powder, which is used in a wide variety of health and beauty products, has never been proven to increase risk of ovarian cancer, but there have been suspicions and there are hundreds of federal lawsuits currently under consideration by the federal court system. In the study, out of 250,000 women who were studied 2,100 developed ovarian cancer. There was a slight increase in the number of cases of ovarian cancer among those women who used talcum powder and those who did not. For every 100,000 women who used the powder there were 61 cases of cancer and for those that…continue reading