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RVNA Wins Top Workplaces Award for 6th Time Since 2011

September 20, 2017 – For the 6th time since 2011, RVNA has been named a Top Workplaces award winner by Hearst Connecticut Media. The award, which is earned as a result of a survey completed by employees of the company, recognizes local companies that lead the way in employee satisfact
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Are you getting your flu shot?

The flu season is beginning and it’s not too soon to get your flu shot.  Flu activity is usually first evident in October and peaks between December and February.  It takes two weeks after the vaccination to develop immunity.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viru
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Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health

A new review of current studies suggests that a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training is beneficial to brain health, in addition to improving general health and reducing disease risk.  The research review indicates that middle aged people, over age 50, can improve th
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Making a Difference . . . with Time, Intelligence and Curiosity

George Noyes had his suspicions about retirement even before he took the plunge. A science teacher at Ridgefield High School for 35 years, Noyes has a Ph.D. in zoology and found his life’s work in education both gratifying and defining. Retirement? Not quite as much. “I don’t believe
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Opioid Use

As the news reports tell us, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.  According to 2015 data, more than one out of three Americans used a prescription opioid that year, and about 1.9 million Americans reported a full-fledged opioid addiction.  That number is increasing.  While
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What You Need to Know About Concussions

With the return to school and the start of the fall sports season, concussions once again become a concern for students.  A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, but the risk of suffering from one isn’t limited to athletes.  Concussions are caused by a mild blow or jolt to the
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What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis is a rare but life threatening condition triggered by muscle injury, often involving extreme exercise.  It occurs when overworked muscles begin to die and leak their contents into the bloodstream, straining the kidneys and causing severe pain.  The leaked substance is a
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Meningococcal Vaccines

In the recent past, there have been outbreaks of Meningococcal B disease on college campuses which have drawn attention to the need for college students to be vaccinated against this and other Meningococcal diseases. Meningococcal disease can cause potentially severe infections of the
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Medications and Sun Exposure

We all know that too much time in the sun puts your skin at risk. The UV rays we receive from sun exposure pass through our skin and damage skin cells, and sunburns are a sign of that. Suntans aren’t healthy either. They appear after the sun’s rays have already killed some cells and d
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Changing of the Guard

July 1st marked the start of a new term for the RVNA Board of Directors as we say au revoir – and thank you – to several two-term Board members and welcome a new team aboard, including new Chairperson, Vicki Mueller (right in photo with RVNA’s Theresa Santoro). ̶
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