UP CLOSE: Frugal or faulty? The cost of mental health in Connecticut

April 17, 2015 • 0
The theme for the day was health, and the budgets of the Department of Public Health, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were the topics of discussion. In short, they were being slashed.

On third try, assisted suicide bill takes different tack

March 25, 2015 • 0
Karen Banks has testified three times in two years against the same bill. Known as HB 7015 in its current incarnation, the bill is making its third appearance in the Connecticut legislature in the past two years. In its past two iterations, the bill was defeated.

CT bill would provide access to unapproved drugs

March 4, 2015 • 0
New legislation may expand medical choices for terminally ill patients in Connecticut.

Vaccine exemption policies get second look

February 17, 2015 • 0
As the recent measles outbreak brings the vaccine debate into the national spotlight, Connecticut legislators are attempting to address the issue at the federal and state levels.

Malloy to propose legislation combating opioid abuse

February 16, 2015 • 0
As the rates of opioid overdoses increase across the nation, newly announced proposals for state legislation aim to reverse this trend in Connecticut.

Soda, candy may be taxed

February 5, 2015 • 0
Connecticut state Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, has proposed a new state tax on sugary soft drinks and candies. The tax aims to curb childhood obesity by disincentivizing sugary foods and drinks and using the added tax revenue to support anti-obesity programs.

Mindmap program aims to make psychosis treatment more accessible

January 29, 2015 • 0
A new program may make it easier for young people in New Haven and the surrounding areas to navigate the early stages of psychosis.

New YMCA opens on Chapel

January 16, 2015 • 0
Nine years after New Haven Fitness opened at 900 Chapel St., a new branch of the YMCA is taking its place.

Connecticut to receive senior food program funding

January 15, 2015 • 0
This year, new federal funding will allow senior citizens in Connecticut to have access to more nutritious food.

Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say

January 9, 2015 • 0
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a joint statement on Thursday to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, citing uncertainty regarding their safety.

Healthcare exchange enters second year

November 14, 2014 • 0
This weekend, thousands of Connecticut residents will have a second opportunity to sign up for affordable insurance through the state’s branch of the Affordable Care Act.

Conn. biotech company in process of developing Ebola vaccine

October 30, 2014 • 0
A Connecticut biotechnology company hopes to be one of the frontrunners in the race to develop a vaccine to fight Ebola.