COVID-19 activity in CT continues to decline: Connecticut’s daily test positivity rate was at 13.69% on Friday.
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CT experts say climate change is the greatest threat to public health
The impacts of climate change on Connecticut residents’ health run a long range of direct and indirect outcomes.
Connecticut diabetics say more awareness, education needed to break down stigma
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic disease, but there’s a significant lack of awareness among the general population.
Pandemic places greater burdens on Connecticut diabetics
The pandemic has forced diabetics to cope with an even heavier burden of financial, physical and mental health needs.
Report: In early stages of COVID-19, nursing homes overlooked as state focused on hospitals
A report released Thursday concluded that many early efforts focusing on hospitals hampered Connecticut’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
State investigates COVID-19 outbreak at Norwich nursing home
One person has died and 13 residents at Three Rivers Nursing Home are infected with the virus.
Connecticut residents avoid hospital ERs during pandemic, even for serious problems
Hospital officials worry that people who are experiencing symptoms of heart attacks and strokes are not seeking emergency medical care.
Yale researchers find a way to sterilize and recycle thousands of respirator masks
A shortage of new masks at hospitals nationwide has forced researchers and scientists to come up with alternative options.
Connecticut residents stuck abroad during coronavirus: ‘Come and get us’
De Chabert, a resident of Madison, her 77-year-old mother Lesley Bravi, and her niece Abbi Bravi are among thousands of Americans seeking help in returning to the United States from overseas during the global disease outbreak.
Connecticut nursing home workers on coronavirus: ‘We need a better plan in place’
Chelsea Daniels, a licensed practical nurse at Fresh River Healthcare in East Windsor and member of health care union SEIU 1199, says she’s concerned about how nursing homes will prevention coronavirus infection. Adalis Martinez isn’t eating out as much these days. She also doesn’t spend too much time in stores. And she’s washing her hands […]
Connecticut drug overdose deaths up, with fentanyl leading fatalities
The number of people who died in Connecticut from drug overdoses in 2019 was the most the state has recorded in a single year, even after a dip in deaths in 2018.
Funding cliff for community health centers puts staffing, patients at risk
Federal funding for community health centers is nearing expiration this year. And both health professionals and politicians are warning, that may have some impacts on Connecticut centers and patients.
Lawmakers, health experts call for stricter limits on heavy metals in baby food
Researchers at Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95% of tested baby foods contained chemicals and metals that can affect brain development.
Connecticut flu shots are here, and officials want you to get one
Even if they are not 100% effective, flu shots are a smart bet, health officials say.
Connecticut looks to expand doula services to improve childbirth outcomes
Improving childbirth outcomes is becoming a priority in health care discussions as maternal and infant mortality rates remain high, particularly for women of color. In Connecticut, advocates are figuring out how doulas — or birth aids — may help lower the number of pregnancy-related deaths.