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If I’m pregnant, should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe?

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

by: Amber Diaz Posted: 

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — New questions are arising as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up across Connecticut. One of the most asked by News 8 viewers: Should you get the shot if you’re pregnant?

Pfizer is enrolling some 4,000 pregnant women to participate in its COVID vaccine trial. This after extensive analysis on animals showing the shot’s safety and efficacy.

Expectant moms were initially left out of COVID trials as a safety precaution by the FDA.


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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Names Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2021

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 9, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system based in Wallingford, presented its quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Care to Meriden resident, Marylou Colangelo, RN, BSN.  

Colangelo was nominated by her colleague Jessica Crespo, RN, BSN, and supervisor Sandy Delong, RN, MSN, who called her a “true asset to the nursing profession."

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A new way down the mountain: Adaptive program at Ski Sundown keeps skiers with disabilities on the slopes

Monday, Feb 01, 2021

Hartford Courant

By Lori Reily

JAN 31, 2021 AT 6:00 AM

NEW HARTFORD — Nick Napoli likes to move fast. Within a year of his spinal cord injury from a freak dirt bike accident that left his legs paralyzed, Napoli had bought a quad, and a car, and learned how to drive again.

Last year, he took up skiing for the first time.

“I like going fast, the adrenaline and all that,” said Napoli, 26, of Orange. “That’s kind of what attracted me to it. Most of my friends ski. It looked like fun.”

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Collaborates with CT Tech Act Project to Expand Patient Access to Assistive Technologies

Monday, Feb 01, 2021

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 1, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, is pleased to announce its collaboration with the CT Tech Act Project’s ‘Connect to Tech’ program to expand access to assistive technologies (AT) for hospitalized patients with paralysis. The Connect to Tech program’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for this patient population and help them maintain or increase their independence at home after discharge.

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Quinnipiac chamber’s annual awards recognize local women

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

January 18, 2021 04:02PM  By Devin Leith-Yessian, Record-Journal staff  WALLINGFORD — The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women’s Achievement Awards ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of seven women who have improved the North Haven and Wallingford communities. “We want to recognize outstanding achievers so others can look to them as examples that they can achieve the same,” said Gary Ciarleglio, the chamber’s senior director of sales and marketing. “And it’s important for us to connect the community with these leaders.” A virtual awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28 at noon and will feature guest speaker Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, as well as remarks from each of the seven recipients. Each of the winners will receive an engraved trophy...
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'We Are Looking For Answers': Treating The COVID Long Haulers

Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Connecticut Public Radio


In early March, Vic Gara came down with severe muscle aches, headaches and a rising blood pressure, indicators of COVID-19 that weren’t well understood early on in the pandemic.

“Taking a shower, just the water hurt my body,” he said. “I couldn’t sleep. I slowly became hypoxic. I just couldn’t breathe.”  LISTEN HERE

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3rd Q. 2021 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

The 2021 3rd Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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Revisiting "Us in the Time of COVID"

Thursday, Jan 07, 2021


ANTHONY SPINA is a former COVID patient who left Gaylord after weeks of therapy. He was one of the first guests on Chion Wolf's "Us in the time of Coronavirus" show on WNPR earlier this year. Last week, he was invited back as a guest on Chion's show, "Audacious," where she touches base with some of the first patients she interviewed last year. Anthony's interview begins at 2:24 and runs to about 6:21 in the podcast below.  

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FOX61 Exclusive: 77-year-old COVID patient discharged after 9 months

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

Author:, Dec. 18, 2020


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