Health

Officials Say Newtown Is Blessed With Countless Good Food Options

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
March is National Nutrition Month, and local health officials say that Newtown residents are blessed with loads of options to access good, fresh, healthy food — from its farms and markets to the wide variety of food establishments that work to source as much as possible of what they serve from local providers, 365 days a year.

Chiropractor Gives Lesson On Posture ‘From The Ground Up’

Published: March 15, 2019 at 07:15 am
“What I’m going to teach you about today is how to have good posture throughout your lives.” That was Dr Della Schmid’s commitment to attendees at the start of her From the Ground Up class at the C.H. Booth Library

Health Officials Advise: Know What's In Your Water

Published: March 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
As many across the US this week observe National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Newtown Health District (NHD) is encouraging Newtown home and business owners who use private wells as their main source for drinking, bathing, or cooking water to have their water tested for bacteria and other contaminants.

Bolinsky Hosts OHA Health Forum

Published: March 08, 2019 at 06:30 am
State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Sean King, a staff attorney at the Connecticut Office of the Healthcare Advocate (OHA) met with a dozen or so attendees at a Forum on Health Care Costs at the C.H. Booth Library March 4.

The (Irish) Jig Is Up At Saturday FUN Party

Published: March 05, 2019 at 07:00 am
The next Families United in Newtown (FUN) meeting is set for Saturday, March 9, and will have a St Patty’s Day theme.

Physician Using 'Heart Month' Reminders To Save Lives

Published: February 22, 2019 at 06:00 am
When it comes to minimizing the life-threatening damage that can occur during a heart attack, Dr Essam Nakhla, a Cardiovascular Disease (cardiology) Specialist at Waterbury Hospital, knows that “time is muscle.”

Parent Connection Planning Mardi Gras Gala

Published: February 16, 2019 at 08:00 am
Newtown Parent Connection is inviting friends, supporters, and all local residents to join board members and organizers for the Third Annual Mardi Gras Gala. This year’s event is being planned for Saturday, April 6, at Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield.

Newtown VNA Heart Month Talk Focuses On Natural Alternatives

Published: February 14, 2019 at 10:10 am
Newtown VNA welcomed Dr Kenneth Hoffman to its February 5 meeting, kicking off Heart Month February 5. The medical director for SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield delivered a crash course on how alternative and eastern medicine can help benefit cardiovascular health.
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