Caroline Baisley

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Greenwich Health Director Gives Covid-19 Snapshot as Summer Winds Down

“Now as opposed to the spring, where there were no restrictions, we’re seeing post-contacts are family members, though occasionally you get a boyfriend or girlfriend,” she said. “In the spring you saw a lot of non-family members.” – Caroline Baisley, Director Greenwich Health Dept Continue Reading →

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The Emerging Epidemic of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury: Is Our Youth’s Health Going Up in Smoke?

By Alex LaTrenta, Greenwich Academy class of 2020

Fourth in a series of articles about the prevention, recognition, and treatment of public health threats in Greenwich. This August a young adult from Fairfield County went to the Greenwich Hospital Emergency Room (ER) with a dry cough, chills, and a chest x-ray which looked like early pneumonia. After several days of antibiotics, the patient returned to the ER with a worsening chest x-ray and received stronger antibiotics. Within days the patient rushed to the ER again, required supplemental oxygen, and in 24 hours was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit on a mechanical ventilator. Dr. Sandra Wainwright, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist at Greenwich Hospital, recognized the unique features of this case given that “when young people present with pneumonia they usually get better quickly.”

After hearing about the cases of vaping related lung injury in the Midwest, Wainwright suspected that this patient suffered from the same disorder right in our community. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Debate: Tesei and Litvack Scuffle over Greenwich’s Economic Development

Topics included the controversial re-branding campaign for Greenwich, diminished presence of hedge funds, expansion of Westchester airport, lack of affordable housing and the scourge of developers using loopholes intended to incentivize affordable housing to create monstrosities, and the lousy Grass Island Dog Park. Continue Reading →

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