When nursing homes across the country were coming under assault from COVID-19 this spring, Tyson Belanger was determined to stop the virus from invading his Bristol facility.
It's possible to limit sun exposure and safely get enough Vitamin D.
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Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday eased restrictions for social and religious gatherings, allowing faith leaders to bring in as many as 100 worshipers for a service, while private gatherings can now host 10 people inside and 25 outside, if they maintain social-distancing protocols.
Using our unique genetics, researchers and doctors are finding new ways to attack certain cancers. But much work — and far more data — is needed to reach the full potential of precision care.
They don’t wear capes. But they do have masks.
“Stay home, stay safe,” has been a rallying cry in many states since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The main reason is to attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through person-to-person transmission. But a byproduct of the stay-at-home initiative is a reduction of emergency room …
Something about the patient’s chart caught Dr. Melissa Saad’s attention. He was on a list of patients waiting to be examined further and was 45 years old and complaining about shortness of breath. It was late Friday, March 6, in the emergency department at Danbury Hospital.
The stress, loneliness and boredom of the COVID-19 lockdown have not been as oppressive for the lucky people who live in the enlightened states (there are 11 of them) where recreational marijuana can be purchased legally.
The signs have just gone up: “Opening May 20.”
Tests that can determine whether someone has developed antibodies against COVID-19 are becoming more common, but health experts said it’s still unclear whether having antibodies protects against reinfection.
Not so very long ago, like in January, my wife and I went to work every day and our son was in Storrs starting his final semester as a senior at UConn. Now I’m unemployed, my wife is no longer working and the kid’s home from school, the three of us sheltering in place under differing circumstances.
The state released official guidelines Saturday that paint a more detailed picture of what Connecticut’s partial reopening on May 20 will mean for businesses and consumers post-coronavirus.
Daniel Deforte hadn’t had a fever in about 10 years. Admittedly, every fall, the 36-year-old Norwalk resident would get sick, but never like he did last November.
School buildings in the state will be kept closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Parks, nature trails, hair salons, barbers and daycare centers should be the first to reopen once Connecticut eases stay-at-home restrictions, readers told Hearst Connecticut in an informal poll this week.
Stop & Shop joined other major supermarket chains on Monday in asking the federal government and states to classify workers as “extended first responders” in an effort to give them better access to protective equipment and minimize any disruptions to their store operations.
By mid-May the state will be able to significantly ramp up testing beyond the current 18,000 a week, medical officials and Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday.
For the past month or so, Leikish Nails has engaged in an elaborate ritual the minute she gets home from her shift at Touchpoints at Manchester, a skilled nursing facility that has seen four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses caused by COVID-19.
Ten years ago, state health officials gathered to plan for what they knew was inevitable: a long-term health emergency such as a pandemic gripping the state and stressing the medical system like little before it.
Even as the state responds to a rising daily death toll from coronavirus, even as we see new orders including a face mask mandate, Gov. Ned Lamont is looking at a wide range of information and guidance as he crafts a plan to restart Connecticut after May 20.
Long before the crisis brought on by COVID-19, Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos’ course on the science of happiness was a phenomenon. Launched in 2018, it attracted major media coverage and more student enrollment than any course in the university’s storied 300-plus-year history. Yale…
Scientists are deployed predator insects to fight invasive species that are wreaking havoc on Connecticut’s environment. So far it seems to be working.
Still the “new normal” for many, local experts say it is vital to create a designated space to work or study from home.
Connecticut doctors are finding some success in treating COVID-19 patients with a controversial malaria drug that has undergone very limited testing in its effectiveness against the coronavirus.
With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting our lives in ways large and small, we’re all feeling anxious and on edge, mental health experts say. Here are some ways to stay mentally fit.
Does drinking cause cancer? The headlines appear contradictory.
Most of us know what foods are healthy and unhealthy. It’s finding a way to make healthy eating a way of life that trips most people up.
While heart-disease risk increases as we age, even those who spent their younger years sedentary, smoking and overeating can reverse course by adopting heart-healthy practices.
The term “death doula,” which a lot of people use when describing Nathalie Bonafé, makes her job sound edgy. But the proper name for what Bonafé and her company A Gentler Parting do is “end-of-life doula.” And while the job does involve helping individuals and their caregivers face the exist…
In September, Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy as part of a tentative settlement in a lawsuit brought against the company by more than 2,000 municipalities and two dozen states. The deal marked a stunning turn of events for the Connecticut company th…
With colder weather right around the corner, experts offer these tips to get your skin ready.
Memory decline in most patients in a pilot study appeared to be reversed after they received a new Alzheimer’s treatment developed by NeuroEM Therapeutics, a medical device company with ties to Connecticut.
A research team at Danbury Hospital is developing a new screening tool for early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancers, a potential game-changer that could save thousands of women’s lives every year.
An innovative new immunotherapy treatment at the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital called CAR T-cell therapy has shown remarkable success in treating certain blood cancers, including some for which all other treatment options have failed.
Among the many unique and innovative features of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, one of the most advanced of its kind in the nation, are couplet rooms, allowing mothers and their babies to remain together while receiving care.
When Karl “Ken” Corey was told earlier this year he’d likely need open-heart surgery, he immediately thought he’d be recuperating for weeks, if not months, especially given that he’s 70 years old and had another major surgery last year.
UConn Health is among the first hospitals in the nation to use new, more precise robotic technology that enables early detection of lung cancer, including in hard-to-reach areas.
Glycogen storage disease is a rare genetic childhood disorder that impacts the liver’s storage and release of sugar, with potentially devastating short- and long-term implications if not properly treated each day.
For 15 years, as their son Simon aged from infancy to his teenage years, Kelley Amato and her husband Tim took Simon to scores of doctors, the most renowned medical centers in the country, and tried anything physicians said might work to ease Simon’s ever-present pain, increase his mobility and improve his quality of life.
The opioid crisis continues to take a deadly toll on the state, and Connecticut one of the top 10 states for rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. But some novel efforts are underway to combat the scourge.
Ted Dumbauld is co-owner of SoNo 1420, the state’s newest distillery and the first in the world, as far as he knows, to use hemp as an integral part of the spirit-making process.
One of the state’s most vocal opponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in recent years has been Dr. Deepak D’Souza, a research scientist and professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
Cannabis in Connecticut may one day have a new label: locally grown.
The naturally occurring cannabinoid is increasingly being used in medical products, though its benefits may be difficult to quantify.