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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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