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Signs That a Child is More Than Just A Picky Eater: What every parent needs to know about ARFID

“Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is more than picky eating and has many health risks associated with it, such as malnutrition, anemia, severely low body weight, weight loss and failure to grow (height and weight). Anxiety and depression often co-occur with ARFID as well.” – Sara Niego, MD, Service Chief of the Eating Disorders Program at Silver Hill Hospital Continue Reading →

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Gretchen Carlson to Emcee Greenwich Gala for Lyme Disease Awareness

Event co-chairs include Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Alexander; Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen; women’s basketball superstar/Olympian Elena Delle Donne; Olympian Donna deVarona; meteorologist Dr. Bill Evans; actress Marla Maples; best-selling author Jay McInerney; actress Parker Posey; Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver; best-selling author Rebecca Wells, and others still to be named. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Malloy Announces Dramatic Increase in Unused Prescription Drugs Collected at Drop Boxes

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On Wednesday Governor Dannel Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut saw a dramatic increase in the amount of unused prescription medications that residents dropped off at collection boxes during 2016, with the state collecting a total of 33,803 pounds worth of various medications throughout the year. That amounts to a 43 percent increase compared to the amount that residents dropped off in 2015, when 23,651 pounds of unused drugs were collected by the state. Since taking office, Governor Malloy has enacted several policy changes to combat the opioid epidemic. These include:

the 2011 adoption of Good Samaritan laws protecting individuals from prosecution for minor drug crimes who seek medical attention for a friend experiencing an overdose (Public Act 11-210);
the 2012 adoption of third party prescriber laws allowing the prescription of naloxone to an individual who is not the direct user of the drug (Public Act 12-159);
the 2014 expansion of Good Samaritan protections for any person who, in good faith, administers naloxone to save a life. Previously, only licensed health care practitioners were allowed to administer the medication without being civilly or criminally liable for the action. Continue Reading →

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Crowd Fills “Call to Action” Meeting on Reproductive Rights at Greenwich Town Hall

At a “call to action” meeting on reproductive rights at Greenwich Town Hall, a group of about 100 jammed into the lower level lounge to listen to speakers including representatives from NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Speakers reviewed the positions of the Greenwich delegation to proposed anti-abortion bills. Continue Reading →

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In Greenwich Harbor, TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition Makes a Stop

Docked at Indian Harbor is the Pachamama, a fifty foot sailboat which is home to the Schwoerer family. For the past sixteen years, Dario and Sabine Schwoerer have lead the TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition, an expedition with the mission to collect data on climate change and to share their discoveries with others. Continue Reading →

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