We may be drawn to the outdoors for the pretty scenery and fresh air, but it’s also good for our health.
A year ago, COVID robbed me of my sense of smell and taste. Now, my senses have trickled back, but my world is turned upside down.
Whether driven by a concern for the Earth or their health, choices that are good for one often help the other.
“We don’t want to discourage the use of technology to maintain those social connections. We want to encourage it.”
A recent CDC study suggests COVID-19 arrived in Connecticut at least as early as Jan. 10, almost two full months before the first known coronavirus case was diagnosed in a patient in Danbury in early March last year.
It will begin with a feeling of depression and weariness. You will try to shake it off, pretend that it is nothing, but soon the symptoms will really start.
“Doing some yoga is really perfect for where we are right now because you don’t have to go somewhere and you don’t need special equipment.”
Marney White didn’t like exercising, but she knew weight-bearing exercise was good for her. So, she set a goal to only allow herself to watch TV if she also ran or walked on the treadmill. “I didn’t start to look forward to my daily exercise until I coupled it with trash TV,” says White, a l…
A healthy microbiome filled with diverse bacteria can help fight a number of diseases and ailments.
Everyone has a bad night of sleep now and then. But if you have sleep apnea, every night’s sleep could be troubled.
Skype a Scientist brings scientists from around the world into classrooms near and far through video chat technology.
Be wary of promises to “boost your immune system,” a phrase increasingly being used amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
When most people think of a flush at Mohegan Sun, it centers on drawing a hand of the same colored cards at the poker table. But when you’re trying to make your hotel and casino as safe as possible in a pandemic for the 9 million visitors Mohegan Sun draws each year, attention must be paid t…
Breathing, particularly nasal breathing, is having a moment. Consider, between COVID-19, the weak economy and political conflicts, we’re reminded to breathe deeply through our noses to lessen anxiety. And a new book on breathing quickly hit The New York Times bestseller list.
It is fortunate for vaccine science that John Franklin Enders settled on the field. He would develop the measles vaccine, and ultimately be remembered as the “Father of Modern Vaccines.”
The COVID-19 pandemic, while costing thousands of lives in Connecticut and worldwide, also has seen a rise in the number of victims from an ongoing epidemic: the opioid crisis.
Long Island Sound has seen a remarkable recovery since its days as an industrial dumping ground, but scientists and advocates continue to face new challenges.
Want a perfect smile? Advances in general and cosmetic dentistry offer better results than ever before.
Dentists are stocked up on PPE and focused on patient safety. From the waiting room to the dental chair, here’s what to expect.
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.