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.
March 28, 2015
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.
March 25, 2015
New legislation may expand medical choices for terminally ill patients in Connecticut.
March 4, 2015
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.
February 17, 2015
As the rates of opioid overdoses increase across the nation, newly announced proposals for state legislation aim to reverse this trend in Connecticut.
February 16, 2015
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.
February 5, 2015
A new program may make it easier for young people in New Haven and the surrounding areas to navigate the early stages of psychosis.
January 29, 2015
Nine years after New Haven Fitness opened at 900 Chapel St., a new branch of the YMCA is taking its place.
January 16, 2015
This year, new federal funding will allow senior citizens in Connecticut to have access to more nutritious food.
January 15, 2015
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.
January 9, 2015
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.
December 9, 2014