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    • Natchaug Worker Prevents Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

      April 20, 2018

      When you work on the frontlines in healthcare, you’re really always on duty. For Amy Gallagher, lead clinician at Natchaug Hospital’s Joshua Center Thames Valley in Norwich, that was never more apparent than on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Gallagher was driving with her 16-year-old daughter on Interstate 91 in New…

    • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

      March 27, 2018

      Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

    • Is Your Child Hooked on Fortnite Yet?

      March 16, 2018

      Over the last few months, Fortnite, the wildly popular online multiplayer from Epic Games, has made the jump from video game to pop-culture sensation. The game boasts more than 45 million players, with an average of 15 million new users each month. Fortnite memes and videos dominate social media feeds…

    • How School Walkout Could Help Ease Children’s Fears of Gun Violence

      March 15, 2018

      If your kids participated in the nationwide school walkout March 14 to protest gun violence they weren’t just taking a stand.  They might also be helping their mental health and easing anxiety they feel about a mass shooting happening at their school. A month after 17 students were gunned down…

    • Teens need early intervention

      March 09, 2018

      Pediatric experts call for annual depression screenings Although early treatment is seen as an important first step to combating depression, only about half of depressed adolescents are diagnosed before becoming adults. Primary care physicians only identify about one out of every three adolescents with depression, and only about half of those…

    • ‘Fresh Check Days’ Help College Students Stay in Check with Mental Health

      February 22, 2018

      At first glance, it looks like so many other events on a college campus. Inflatable obstacle courses, t-shirt tie-dying stations, and a student-led yoga class pepper the lawn. Students stroll by booths representing different campus groups, collecting Frisbees, sunglasses and other giveaways. Others line up by a row of local…

    • The Super Bowl Can Mean Super Grief for Some Fans

      January 30, 2018

      For Super Bowl 52, almost half of all televisions in the U.S. were tuned to the Super Bowl, the most watched sporting event in the country. In New England, home to many devout Patriots fans (and some fanatics), the game likely evoked a range of emotions following the team’s 41-33…

    • Where to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs? Here’s a Drop-Box Map.

      January 16, 2018

      The state Department of Consumer Protection has launched a tool to help community members locate the nearest prescription drug drop box in the state. The DCP website now contains an interactive map (click here) where people can zoom into their town and see the closest place to safely dispose of their…

    • World Health Leaders Agree: Addiction to Video Games is Real

      January 10, 2018

      In the 1980’s America had “Pac Man Fever,” a supposedly harmless compulsion to play the dot munching arcade game.  There was even a popular song about the so-called affliction. Now more than 30 years later, world health leaders believe that addiction to video games is actually quite real. In December,…

    • White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

      December 14, 2017

      Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected…


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