April 12, 2016
by Dr. Liane Philpotts | April 12, 2016 5:00pm
To Detect Cancer, A 3D Mammogram Is Better Than A 2D Mammogram
Here’s a medical fact that should be uncontroversial: the better your mammogram, the more likely you are to beat breast cancer.
February 21, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2016 12:00pm
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).
February 4, 2016
by Matthew C. Katz | February 4, 2016 4:49pm
January 31, 2016
by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 10:03pm
Neither are they accurate.
If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.
October 22, 2015
by Ellen Andrews | October 22, 2015 12:38pm
September 25, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | September 25, 2015 5:30am
September 24, 2015
by Ellen Andrews | September 24, 2015 12:13pm
September 11, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | September 11, 2015 1:00pm
Earlier this summer my son was injured in a backyard football game. After hearing a loud crack we were worried he broke his ankle, so we hurried him to an emergency room.
August 14, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 7:59am
The children who enter the care of the state, overseen by the Department of Children and Families, are our most vulnerable children, and yet there are state workers who are allowed to continue to work with them even after allegations of abuse.
August 13, 2015
by Ellen Andrews and Robert Russo | August 13, 2015 3:10pm
Consumer protections had a good start in Connecticut’s latest health reform plan. But, as always, the devil is in the details. Unfortunately insurers are working to sabotage those protections to benefit their bottom line.