Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 medical specialty/subspecialty combinations, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans.
Restoring a historic home to its former glory certainly speaks to the heart. Who, we wonder, once lived within those walls? What stories they would have to tell, if only we could ask them. It’s fun to let your imagination run wild, but there’s also a lot to ponder before embarking on a resto…
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.
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.
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.
Connecticut historic gardens, in all varieties, shapes and sizes, offer visitors a peek into our horticultural past.
There are tally marks on the ceiling beams of Old Lyme’s Wade-Tinker House. The faint white lines on hand-hewn beams in the home’s expansive third-floor attic look like they might have been made by a hand grasping a simple stick of school-room chalk. But “if you rub them,” says Marcello Marv…
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.
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.
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.
Scott Semple has told the story many times. Even so, there’s still a glint in his eye as he talks about the trip he took to Europe that changed the course of his tenure as Connecticut’s correction commissioner, and might just change the U.S. prison system.
For most adults, spending time in nature evokes a dose of nostalgia, back to simpler times and pleasures. But these days, increasing numbers of people are opting for a new style of upgraded camping.
These are the places to go if you're looking for classic camping without the modern frills.
The immensity of the world beyond our concerns can help make our lives seem more manageable, which melts stress, and improves our sense of everyday wellbeing.
Unless you’re a really dedicated cook, you probably won’t bring your 20-piece knife set, double oven, waffle iron and all your other home kitchen toys on your camping trip. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make campfire dishes that taste like home-cooked meals.
From simple bird baths to babbling streams and intricate waterfalls, there are water garden features to suit all tastes and budgets.
Marysol Castro is the first female public address announcer in Mets history and the first Latina PA announcer in Major League Baseball.
Jessica DiMatteo, a plant science major at UConn, joined a crowd of students, faculty, staff and outside professionals at the Konover Auditorium on the last Monday morning in February to hear a talk by a renowned Israeli researcher. The junior from Bethany took notes as Hinanit Koltai, an em…
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.
Mark Braunstein has lived on both ends of the marijuana spectrum. As a teenager on Long Island in the late 1960s, he smoked recreationally. As a 67-year-old paraplegic living in the woods of Waterford, he now smokes for medicinal purposes.
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.
Whether you’re well-versed in the world of marijuana or a clear-lunged “weedtotaler,” chances are you’ve never been inside any of Connecticut’s nine medical marijuana dispensaries. And that’s very much by design.
Whatever your fancy, there is so much you can do to deck out your deck these days.
If there is such a thing as a Scrabble guru, Cornelia Guest certainly qualifies. A nationally ranked Scrabble tournament player in her own right, it’s the impressive track record of success on the part of the young players she coaches that truly garners attention and accolades.
We’re firm believers that it’s never too early — or too late — for breakfast. Fortunately, like powdered sugar on French toast, great breakfast joints are sprinkled all over our state.
With menus equal parts savory and sweet and drinks to die for, these dozen restaurants are upping the game when it comes to brunch. Eat light on Saturday so you can feast on Sunday!
Local chefs share recipes for a decadent French toast, a delicious blueberry topping and a brunch cocktail with a twist.
Katz has worked with the Connecticut’s public defender’s office on a contract basis as a special assistant public defender since 1997. He’s earned a reputation as a sharp and knowledgeable champion for his clients.
As the Alliance of American Football prepares to launch, the son XFL creator Dick Ebersol is determined to avoid the mistakes made by leagues past.
There are no knives or incisions, anesthesia or recovery time involved in the newest body-shaping techniques. Nonsurgical, noninvasive shaping, sculpting and contouring can annihilate fat cells and, in in one case, increase muscle mass without endless trips to the gym.
Two new adjacent, multi-million-dollar spec houses on Darien’s Brush Island represent a new venture for Harris.
It was opening night at Bistro on Main in Manchester and executive chef Ben Dubow had an unsettling thought. As he looked back at the stations of his kitchen — his line — he realized, “There wasn’t a single person who had worked a hot line before.”
Tucked away in the woods of central Connecticut is an asphalt oasis. A winding dirt road leads to an old dragstrip, for decades a theater where race cars would scream down a straightaway at breakneck speeds, now somewhat ironically repurposed as a sanctuary of safety.