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  • Is State's Training School Medical Fix A Secret?

    Is State's Training School Medical Fix A Secret?
    Is it too much to ask that the state finally publicly release and implement a credible plan for addressing deficiencies in medical care at the Southbury Training School brought to the surface by the death of a developmentally disabled resident there two...
  • Does your child need weight management?

    Does your child need weight management?
    Eating the wrong foods, lack of exercise, too much screen time — it’s no wonder that one-third of U.S. children and teens are classified as overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is one of our nation’s most serious health problems,...
  • Wasim Maziak: Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea

    Wasim Maziak: Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea
    For many public-health professionals, e-cigarettes were the long-awaited solution to the tobacco epidemic. Finally, we have a product that looks like cigarettes, works like cigarettes and is popular among smokers, but without much of the harm of...
  • Commentary: It's time to treat the stigma of mental illness

    World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10, and instead of celebrating how far we have come in the mental-health field, I've been dwelling on the stigma that is still heavily associated with it. According to the World Health Organization, more than 450...
  • NYC Ebola patient improves; Oregon patient is 'low-risk' for virus

    NYC Ebola patient improves; Oregon patient is 'low-risk' for virus
    A New York City doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa is now in stable condition, and health officials in Oregon say a woman who presented Ebola-like symptoms Friday is not likely to have the virus. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, is...
  • Duke University patient tests negative for Ebola, remains in isolation

    A patient in an isolation ward at Duke University Hospital has tested negative for Ebola after developing a fever after a trip to Liberia, North Carolina state public health officials announced Monday morning. Officials said the patient will remain in...
  • Swap one snack a day with yogurt

    Swap one snack a day with yogurt
    Yogurt is a great addition to any meal and also makes a great snack. It tastes great and has many health benefits. With so many flavors and varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that you and your family enjoy. Portable yogurts are available...
  • Too many antibiotics are being prescribed

    Too many antibiotics are being prescribed
    No one likes to be sick, and parents and patients want me to prescribe antibiotics for a plethora of viral illnesses because they’re busy and just can’t be sick. According to an article in “Pediatrics,” pediatricians write more...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Vascular Health To Be Topic Of Next Art And Science Of Graceful Aging Series

    Vascular health will be the subject of the October Art and Science of Graceful Aging series at Duncaster. The session will take place Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-...
  • Park Ridge police win mental health grant

    Park Ridge police win mental health grant
    The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation. The two-year, $99,...
  • Alzheimer's treatment studies seek healthier, younger subjects

    Alzheimer's treatment studies seek healthier, younger subjects
    The latest Alzheimer's clinical trial in South Florida illustrates a trend: More and more, researchers are seeking younger, healthier patients — people in the disease's early stages or who don't even have the neurological disorder but may be at risk...