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World Breastfeeding Week 2018

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Every mom and every baby is unique. Every mothering experience will be different. But if there is one thing that every new mom can expect, it’s lots of advice. From well-meaning strangers to mommy blogs to grandma, the endless parade of tips and opinions starts at the “we’re trying for a baby” stage and lasts all the way through the “what college to choose” stage. Breastfeeding is no exception. “All the politics around breastfeeding – it’s a politically fraught field,…

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Nurses Week: School Nurses Appreciation Day

Nurses Week: School Nurses Appreciation Day

Happy School Nurse Appreciation Day! The School Based Health Centers at CHC could not do their jobs without the support of their School Nurses. We are so grateful for everything that they do for the students they serve together! We often get asked by parents (and even by teachers): what’s the difference between the school nurse & SBHC staff? Why do students need both? Isn’t one enough? We spoke to the team at New Britain High School to get some…

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month may be drawing to a close, but eating well is a great goal all year long. And there’s no one better to help you reach that goal than CHC’s team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! Ask for an appointment today, and check out these easy tips from EatRight.org for keeping a healthy, nutritious lifestyle: Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before…

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Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

This year’s flu season continues to be unusually dangerous and widespread. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a 7.7 percent increase in people seeing their health care provider with influenza-like-illness, the same percentage observed during the peak week of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The Influenza A (H3N2) virus is hitting Connecticut hard, with flu widespread throughout the state.  A high percentage of patients are going to their primary care providers or the ER with flu symptoms, and…

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Spotlight CHC: Joelle Isidor

Spotlight CHC: Joelle Isidor

Community health centers across the country provide health care to millions of patients, focusing on under-served populations where and when they need it most. As of today, Congress has gone against bipartisan tradition and failed to re-authorize funding for health centers. But what does that mean on the ground? Here’s the story of Joelle Isidor, a CHC employee who spends her days making sure one of Connecticut’s most vulnerable populations has access to high quality care. If Congress doesn’t act, Joelle’s…

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National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

Staying Happy, Healthy and Safe in the New Year As January is Stalking Awareness Month, the team at New Horizons wanted to share important information about stalking, alert you to the signs of stalking, and remind you that we are here to help if you think that you or someone you care about is being stalked. Stalking is a dangerous and illegal behavior that does not discriminate – men and women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds can all fall…

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