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Tips to help make walking more fun and effective

With the days getting warmer and longer, people can finally put on their shoes and experience the many health benefits of walking – which may be one of the simplest and best ways to exercise.

Norwalk’s Damien Vega U-turns his life into fitness entrepreneurship

"What I try to preach and what I instill in my lifestyle is eating instinctively and intuitively," said Damien Vega.

CT Department of Public Health aims to cut HIV to zero

DPH Commissioner Raul Pino seeks a "reframing of current thinking on HIV and retooling of strategies to curb HIV."

Newman’s Own Foundation puts new focus on Native American nutritional health

"Too little attention has been paid to the Native American population and organizations," said Bob Forrester, president and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation.

Norwalk physician turns entrepreneur with vegan eggplant jerky

Amy Wiesner, a Norwalk-based naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, has created Verky, a vegan organic jerky that substitutes beef with eggplant.

Holistic health coach promotes ‘the big picture’ on Danbury campus

“I don’t like the term ‘holistic’ because people think of us as old hippies," said Christel Autuori, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies.

Alliance for Gene Cancer Therapy funded pioneering cancer treatment research

Dr. Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania, the lead researcher in developing the CAR-T therapy, received $1 million in AGCT funding in 2004 and $800,000 in 2008.

Westport startup takes new approach to pharmacy retailing

In researching pharmacy retailing, Hein decided that his store would avoid duplicating the visual style and emotional substance of the traditional-focused competition.

Boom in tick population keeps vets, ERs and landscapers busy

One business sector that has been profiting from the problems brought by ticks are landscapers that offer tick-control services.

Fairfield County faulted in air quality report

In measuring high ozone days during the past year, Fairfield and seven of the eight Connecticut counties received an overall grade of F.

Danbury nonprofit seeks to bring new attention to curing rare diseases

"Do Your Share For Rare" campaign highlights awareness and advocacy for little-known diseases with no cure.

Ex-pro wrestler takes new approach to pain elimination therapy

Chris Kalisz combines personal training, massage and physical therapy into The Mobility Project.

Connecticut ranks third in survey of healthiest states

Nonetheless, the state has elevated levels of smoking, obesity and chlamydia.

RLA Collective has new name and a more specific client focus

Pleasantville agency rebrands itself to better reflect services it's been offering clients.

Business Council celebrates employee health

Twenty-seven companies lead the migration toward fit.