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Local triathlete and event director John Bysiewicz on the road to recovery after bike accident

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

WFSB News Channel 3
By Dylan Fearon
January 30, 2023

(WFSB) - This is John Bysiewicz’s toughest challenge: rehab.

“I’m starting to learn to walk,” said John. It’s difficult. Even taking one step can be grueling. But it’s a marathon, not a sprint for John.

A runner, triathlete and event director, John is the face of racing in New Haven County. If you’ve run in it, chances are John and his company JB Sports have organized it. “Probably close to a thousand events in the 35 years,” said John.

In November, John was biking in Guilford.  “I don’t remember getting hit,” John said. A driver came from the opposite direction and hit him. John was thrown into a ditch in a field.

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Brother of lt. governor recovering after being hit by a car, having leg amputated

Monday, Jan 30, 2023

WTNH Channel 8
By Dennis House
January 27, 2023

WTNH) – The victim of a hit-and-run on the shoreline is battling back after life-changing injuries. It’s a story that made headlines across the state.

The brother of Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz was hit while biking in Guilford and the driver took off. The injuries were so bad that John Bysiewicz had to have part of his leg amputated. He almost died if a good Samaritan didn’t stop and helped him.

John is at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford after being at Yale New Haven Hospital. Since then, he has been going through physical therapy to learn how to walk again.

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On the road back: John Bysiewicz, triathlete and longtime race director, working his way back from tragic accident that cost part of his leg

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023

Hartford Courant
By Lori Riley
January 26, 2023

WALLINGFORD — It was an unusually warm afternoon last Nov. 12 when John Bysiewicz finished up work and decided to go for a bike ride.

Bysiewicz, 60, of Branford had directed a 5K road race that morning, one of the many on his JB Sports road race calendar, in Cheshire. A competitive triathlete, he biked a lot and the route he took along Route 146 from Branford to Guilford was one of his regular ones.

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$10,000 Grant from Hartford Wolf Pack Foundation to Support the Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Program

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023

WALLINGFORD, CONN, January 24, 2023 — The Gaylord Sports Association, a program of the nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and the state's largest provider of adaptive sports programming, recently received a $10,000 grant from the Hartford Wolf Pack Foundation in support of its sled hockey team, The Gaylord Wolfpack. 

 

The Hartford Wolf Pack presented the generous grant to Katie Joly, Program Manager of the Gaylord Sports Association, and Gaylord Wolfpack team members at a recent game. 

 

 

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Stroke: What You Need to Know to Reduce Your Risk

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023

By Kimberly Levesque, PT, DPT, AIT Did you know that stroke is the #5 cause of death, and a leading cause of disability, in the United States? If you’re reading this, I am assuming you already have a baseline understanding of what a stroke is and what it isn’t. Just in case, check out the American Stroke Association to learn about the types of stroke, the effects of stroke, and much, much more.   Now let’s talk about how we can reduce our risk of stroke. The three largest risk factors for developing a stroke likely won’t surprise you: What you eat; Whether you exercise regularly; and If you smoke. The good news is all three of these are controllable risk factors. Here are three simple steps you can take to combat the three largest risk factors. Eat a healthy, balanced...
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3rd Q. 2023 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Monday, Jan 16, 2023

The 2023 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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Young Stroke Program: Path to Get Back into Action

Friday, Jan 13, 2023

Rehab Management
December 8, 2022
By Stephanie Zanvettor, PT, CBIS, CCI

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans are faced with the challenge of recovery after a stroke.1 While the majority of strokes occur in people aged 65 and older, the incidence has been increasing in adults aged 49 years and younger over the last three decades. This can potentially be attributed to the fact that risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, have been on the rise among younger and middle-aged adults.2 In 2014, nearly 40% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old.1

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Local hockey referee returns to the ice nearly a year after serious injury

Friday, Jan 13, 2023

WTNH News Channel 8
By Eric Dobratz
January 11, 2023

(WTNH) – Covering high school sports, Sports Team 8 gets to meet a lot of great people including players, coaches, parents, fans and referees.

Hockey referee Marty Tangredi has been officiating games for 30 years, but he hasn’t been on the ice this season after suffering a major injury in a game on Valentine’s Day last year. Now, he’s working hard to get back to doing what he loves.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Appoints Mitch Podob as Vice President of Human Resources

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, January 10, 2023 -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare today announced that Mitch Podob, former Global Director of Human Resources, Americas, at CooperSurgical, Inc., has been appointed as Gaylord Vice President of Human Resources. Podob succeeds retiring Vice President of Human Resources Wally Harper.   

 

With extensive experience in human resources and organizational development leadership, Podob will lead all aspects of human resources management at the nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system. 

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Decoding Food Labels

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2023

By Alexa Marks, RD, CDN Have you ever walked the aisles of the grocery store and felt nothing but confusion? You’ve likely seen terms like ‘sell by,’ ‘best if used by,’ ‘low fat,’ ‘fat-free,' ‘zero trans-fat,' ‘good source of,' etc. These terms are intended to make understanding food labels even easier but sometimes, it just becomes more confusing. I’m here to help!   Nutrition Labels: In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated all food manufacturers implement important changes to the Nutrition Facts label for all packaged food products. These changes reflect updated scientific information and new nutrition research and are intended to make it easier for consumers to make better-informed food choices....
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