Long-time Backus Hospital chaplain, Sister Rita Johnson, dies

Long-time Backus Hospital chaplain, Sister Rita Johnson, dies

Norwich ― Sister Rita Johnson once described entering patients’ rooms at the Backus Hospital as “standing on sacred ground,” as she helped ease their pain, share prayers, comfort family members and support the medical teams for 41 years as hospital chaplain. Last week, a steady stream of Backus physicians, nurses, custodians, secretaries, gift store staff, … Read more

The Real Reason For Van Halen’s Infamous ‘NO BROWN M&Ms’ Concert Venue Request

The Real Reason For Van Halen’s Infamous ‘NO BROWN M&Ms’ Concert Venue Request

Photo Credit: Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images and David Adam Kess/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 Artists and musicians have always been known for making crazy and dramatic demands for their time backstage. Requests like specific decor or plants in their dressing rooms are pretty common, but some of the most specific requests of all involve food. … Read more

Zoglo’s Incredible Food Corp says to add plant-based products at Healthy Planet stores

Zoglo’s Incredible Food Corp says to add plant-based products at Healthy Planet stores

Zoglo’s Incredible Food Corp has announced that six of its plant-based products will be available for purchase at 15 larger-format Healthy Planet stores in Canada beginning in August 2022. Since 1995, Healthy Planet has served health-conscious Canadian consumers through offerings including vitamins, supplements, produce, groceries and nutritious foods for a healthy and active lifestyle. Healthy … Read more

Are TikTok Challenges Leading Kids to Eat More Junky Food?

Are TikTok Challenges Leading Kids to Eat More Junky Food?

Marketing campaigns for highly processed food and non-alcoholic drink brands on TikTok generate billions of views, leading to a staggering capability to engage and influence children, according to an observational study. Looking at TikTok posts from the top 16 “unhealthy” food and drink brands based on global brand share, a single hashtag challenge campaign — … Read more

Famous, Friendly Toast Opens Restaurant in Dedham, Massachusetts

Famous, Friendly Toast Opens Restaurant in Dedham, Massachusetts

Dedham, Massachusetts, officially has another breakfast joint in the area, this one with serious accolades and 25+ years of established popularity. The Friendly Toast is a very unique breakfast, lunch, and brunch restaurant that opened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1996. It is one of my favorite breakfast spots to go to with family and … Read more

First and Only Peripheral Tri-axial 4-French Low-Profile Self-Expanding Stent System Receives FDA Approval

First and Only Peripheral Tri-axial 4-French Low-Profile Self-Expanding Stent System Receives FDA Approval

The Pulsar-18 T3 stent system uniquely combines three technologies. A 4-French low-profile delivery system may decrease the risk of access site complications and reduce the need for closure devices when compared to 6-French devices1. The tri-axial system with braided shaft design facilitates stable and accurate implantation of the clinically proven Pulsar stent. With its thin … Read more

Top 8 takeaways from Regulatory Summit

Top 8 takeaways from Regulatory Summit

1. FDA is concerned about the quality of discount multivitamins Michael (Mick) Dutcher, Deputy Director, Office of Human and Animal Food Operations highlighted an OHAFO Dietary Supplement assignment focused on the accuracy of nutrient content claims on labels of sampled discount multivitamins. Dutcher said the assignment will offer insights into how well manufacturers are formulating … Read more

Ocean Casino unveils $85 million worth of improvements

Ocean Casino unveils  million worth of improvements

As promised, the Ocean Resort Casino has unveiled major improvements this summer to the tune of $85 million. They spent $72 million on upgrading and building new rooms and suites, including the new Contemporary Blu style of room with beach-inspired colors, wall coverings, and Ocean’s breathtaking views, while the luxurious bathrooms feature marble flooring, a … Read more