Study: Yale-developed mRNA vaccine offers superior protection against Omicron variants compared to Moderna, Pfizer vaccinesYale scientists have developed a new Omicron-specific mRNA vaccine that offers better protection over subvariants than standard mRNA vaccines.
- Testing for monkeypox is now available at Quest Diagnostics labs across Connecticut starting today, the laboratory chain announced Wednesday.
- Hartford HealthCare has launched The Center for Gender Health, a clinic for gender-diverse people.
- Independent research shows that, as big hospital systems acquire more and more physician practices, patients end up paying more for the same level of care.
Can’t afford insulin? You’re not alone as it’s a ‘catastrophic health’ expense for than 1 million people with diabetes, Yale findsMore than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and 96 million have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that has doubled in the last 20 years.
Connecticut Children’s in Hartford plans to move beyond its pediatric roots to care for the unborn. Here’s how.Hartford-based Connecticut Children's plans to expand from its roots in pediatric care to care for expectant mothers with unborn babies requiring surgery in the womb.
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Connecticut Catholic health system’s aim to acquire Day Kimball hospital raises concerns, including on reproductive healthA similar proposal by Waterbury Hospital a decade ago fell apart after opposition from women’s reproductive rights advocates.
Hartford celebrates ‘Yoga In Our City’; free classes being offered in parks across Connecticut until October
Hartford celebrates ‘Yoga In Our City’; free classes being offered in parks across Connecticut until OctoberWith inflation on the rise, adding to financial burdens and the three years of pandemic-related challenges, Hartford residents gathered Wednesday in Bushnell Park to boost their physical and mental health with the Yoga In Our City initiative.
A Connecticut child was so anxious she wouldn’t talk to anyone outside her home. Here’s how experts are addressing the youth mental health crisis.Across the nation, the number of adolescents reporting poor mental health is increasing. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2021 survey released in March showed that 37% of high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic and 44% said they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the previous year.
- In the face of widespread teen vaping locally and nationwide, two West Hartford students have produced videos to promote the idea that it’s unsafe and not cool.
Sweeping investments in youth mental health move closer to law after major proposal clears state SenateA trio of large bills aimed at addressing youth mental and behavioral health are marching through the state legislature as lawmakers seek unprecedented investments into programs and services before the session ends on May 4.
For deaf patients in Connecticut, interpreter shortage challenges appropriate medical care; ‘it’s a universal issue’In the last three years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has negotiated four settlements with medical facilities in Connecticut for complaints related to communication with deaf patients.
Yale psychiatry prof: Behavioral health workforce in Connecticut and nationwide is facing an ‘emergency’“I no longer call it a crisis; I really call it an emergency across our nation,” Michael Hoge, who is also the director of Yale Behavioral Health.
- Globally, 70 million people stutter, including President Joe Biden, who has spoken publicly about being mocked by classmates and a nun in Catholic school for his speech impediment.
Connecticut lawmakers unveil comprehensive legislative effort to invest ‘in children’s mental health’“The big issue, which is a long-term issue — five, 10, 15 years — is to increase the number of providers,” said state Rep. William Petit, a Plainville Republican and physician.
- After posting a $14 million loss for the past year, Bristol Hospital indicated this week that it will be considering potential partnerships or mergers with larger health care organizations more strongly than ever.
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Mystic Aquarium president and CEO ending tenure at one of Connecticut’s most popular tourist destinationsGov. Ned Lamont noted in a separate statement that the aquarium is one “of Connecticut’s largest cultural destinations, and its success over the last 16 years is no doubt due in large part to Steve’s leadership.”
Windsor developers break ground on 750,000-square-foot warehouse and $15 million roads projectGreat Pond Village, the massive multi-use project in Windsor planned for more than a decade, is advancing to the second stage as builders prepare to erect a 750,000-square-foot warehouse an a network of new roads and utilities.
- After losing House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s district after he retired in 2020, Berlin and Southington Democrats are looking to a well-known former town manager to get them back in power in November.
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- We know bears come for the food and not our company and the problem seems to be growing as more Connecticut residents report issues with the large, clawed animals. Earlier this summer, a bear that broke into multiple homes in Canton was euthanized by DEEP.
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- The CDC relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
- The UConn women’s basketball team has finalized its nonconference schedule for 2022-23 season. The Huskies will play Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Jan. 26, the programs announced.