Posts Categorized: Health & Humanity

A Timely Book: Gender & Sexuality For Beginners

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  Gender & Sexuality For Beginners, written by Jaimee Garbacik and illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis, was just released to stores worldwide on June 11. For Beginners is a Danbury, Connecticut-based illustrated documentary nonfiction book series that tackles a variety of subjects—from architecture to Plato to Ayn… Read more »

Danbury Launches Underage Drinking Awareness Campaign

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  MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism), and Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition), have partnered to launch a media campaign and ask parents, students, community leaders and community members to “stand together to reduce underage drinking.”    The key… Read more »

Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Sings of South African Wedding Traditions on New Album

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  Grammy nominated trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is touring the United States this month, and this Friday, he and his band are making a stop in Middletown, Connecticut at Wesleyan University in celebration of Masekala’s new album, Jabulani.   Some of Masekela’s earliest memories are… Read more »

In Lawsuit, Psychiatrists Claim Anthem Discriminates Against Mental Illness

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  The American Psychiatric Association, the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, the Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and two individuals filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Anthem Health Plans discriminates against patients with mental illness.   The complaint, filed in federal court, says Anthem and its… Read more »

Danbury Woman to Compete in the National Yoga Asana Championship

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  “Yes, there is such a thing as competitive yoga,” explained 26-year-old Danbury resident Leila Noone, the 2013 Connecticut State Yoga Asana Women’s Champion, in an interview. Ms. Noone’s first-place ranking qualifies her to compete at the National Yoga Asana Championship in New York City… Read more »

High Use Of Antipsychotics In Connecticut Nursing Homes Stirs Concerns, Reforms

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  The Westside Care Center in Manchester is ranked among the best nursing homes in Connecticut, receiving a ‘five-star’ rating for overall quality under a federal rating system.   At the same time, Westside has the state’s highest percentage of residents who receive antipsychotic drugs,… Read more »

Great Line Up at Ridgefield Playhouse’s Concerts for Hope and Healing

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  Edie Brickell, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, and O.A.R. are just some of the performers on deck for this weekend’s Concerts for Hope and Healing at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  The benefit show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and… Read more »

WestConn Creates Music Scholarship in Memory of Sandy Hook Victim

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  Western Connecticut State University has created a music scholarship to honor the memory of 6-year-old Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.   The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund was established to pay tribute to Márquez-Greene’s… Read more »

Activists Arrive in Rome to Commemorate Connecticut’s Repeal of the Death Penalty

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  Two members of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP) board of directors will have front row seats for the lighting of Rome’s Colosseum on November 29 and 30 in celebration of Connecticut becoming the 17th state in America to abolish the death penalty…. Read more »

What a Wunderful Class

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by Amanda Bloom “In the mid-16th century, Wunderkammern, so-called cabinets of curiosity, began to appear in Europe. The objects contained in these sometimes beautiful collections included works of art, fossils, unusual biological specimens and reputedly mythological objects, such as horns of unicorns (later revealed to… Read more »

Soap, The Savior

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by Amanda Bloom IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES and deter the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Western Connecticut State University’s Biology Club is conducting a soap drive through Friday, December 17.  The club’s Vice President, Amanda Castonguay, came up with the idea after learning from… Read more »