December 9, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 9, 2016 12:00pm
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General on the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among the nation’s youth is a “call to action to take precautionary measures.”
December 7, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 5:29pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mental Health Reform Act, which includes $1 billion in emergency funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis, and increased investments in cancer treatment and medical research, passed the U.S. Senate 94-5 Wednesday.
December 6, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm
Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.
December 2, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | December 2, 2016 5:30am
“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”
December 1, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm
HARTFORD, CT - Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.
by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 11:44am
After overwhelming, bipartisan approval Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, a mental health reform bill which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid addiction crisis in the country, is headed for a Senate vote next week.
November 29, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:29am
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday that Congress has reached a tentative deal to move forward with parts of his Mental Health Reform Act and a medical innovation bill during the upcoming lame duck session.
November 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am
November 17, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2016 3:45pm
HARTFORD, CT — State officials seem to be having some success in urging Connecticut residents in need of health insurance not to wait to sign up.
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am
HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.