Aparna Nathan
Staff Reporter
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New Haven lags in CT health rankings

The County Health Rankings, developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, deemed New Haven County one of the least healthy counties in Connecticut.

On third try, assisted suicide bill takes different tack

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

New legislation may expand medical choices for terminally ill patients in Connecticut.

Vaccine exemption policies get second look

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

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

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

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

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

This year, new federal funding will allow senior citizens in Connecticut to have access to more nutritious food.

Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say

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.

State backs family mental health program

Connecticut will provide a $3.4 million grant for the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership. MOMS is a coalition of organizations in New Haven coordinated by the Yale School of Medicine to strengthen families by supporting the emotional wellness of mothers.