August 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2016 4:50pm
Depending on the insurance company, Connecticut consumers may be paying for the legislature and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to expand required coverage of breast cancer imaging to include 3D mammography.
by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2016 11:26am
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined the growing chorus blasting pharmaceutical giant Mylan over the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens, calling on the company to immediately lower the price of the life-saving medication.
August 24, 2016
by Jack Kramer | August 24, 2016 2:34pm
BRANFORD — Connecticut has now joined New York as the only states in the country that require the screening of newborns for a disease that causes rapid degeneration of the nervous system in young boys — Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).
August 23, 2016
by Jack Kramer | August 23, 2016 12:00pm
Frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency by officials and motivated by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston, two administrators at a Hamden children’s facility are hoping to start a “pilot’’ recovery class.
August 22, 2016
by Jack Kramer | August 22, 2016 4:00pm
August 16, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm
The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.
by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am
It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.
August 9, 2016
by Stephen Spignesi | August 9, 2016 8:00am
“This might just be one of the biggest bleeds in a senior we’ve ever seen.”
The Yale-New Haven Hospital Nurse Practitioner on the other end of the phone went on to explain to me that when an elderly patient with a hematoma — essentially a very bad bruise — shows up at the hospital, one of the first things they do is check their INR level — their warfarin level. Normal is between 2 and 3. Massive bleeds often return results of between 10 and 12, indicating a dangerously high level of the blood thinner. My mother’s was 2.7.
Tags: Stephen Spignesi, bleed, aspirin, caution, methyl salicylate
August 4, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 12:51pm
August 3, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2016 2:54pm