Only about a third of CT babies are exclusively fed breast milk through 6 months. Most other parents rely on baby formula to some degree.
Some who are immunocompromised or who care for an at-risk loved one are at higher risk now as COVID restrictions begin to fall away.
CT will direct most of its efforts — and most of $30 million — toward its cities, where children are more likely to suffer lead poisoning.
In CT, rural hospitals have shut down intensive care and labor-and-delivery services as their health systems have consolidated operations.
The flavor ban had early momentum when the Public Health Committee approved the measure in March, but the bill stalled.
An ambitious bill to limit annual increases in the cost of prescription drugs failed to gain traction in the legislature this year.
The number of abortions in Connecticut has been on the decline. But who gets them, and at what point in pregnancy? Here are 5 things to know.
Several states have taken steps to codify abortion protections, but few have increased access in anticipation of out-of-state patients.
Passage of the bills was a first step toward confronting what experts have called an escalating crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere.
A more ambitious bill that would have opened the program to those 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status, failed in committee.
Long-term hospital suspensions aren’t currently regulated under state law. The state budget bill could change that.
Small businesses and nonprofits in CT are weighing how generous they can be with health benefits against the solvency of their business.
An outpatient breast milk dispensary has opened in Glastonbury — the first of its kind in Connecticut.
The bill would bolster school mental health programs, increase wages for child care workers and create a minority teacher scholarship fund.
The bill is one of three major pieces of legislation that would improve access to mental health services for children and young adults.