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  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: 5 foods to help fight inflammation

    Environmental Nutrition Inflammation is a term that's commonly used but poorly grasped. "Think of inflammation as irritating chemicals that are released by your immune cells, producing swelling, redness and pain," says Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of "The...
  • Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

    Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
    Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show. Between March 2013 and March...
  • Glastonbury Hosting Drug Take Back Program April 26

    Glastonbury Hosting Drug Take Back Program April 26
    GLASTONBURY — The police department, health department, youth and family services and Drug Enforcement Administration will host its annual "Drug Take Back" event on April 26. Organizers said residents can prevent pill abuse and theft by bringing...
  • Group seeks to provide input to medical marijuana discussion

    Group seeks to provide input to medical marijuana discussion
    As Plainfield trustees figure out what to do with potential requests to locate medical marijuana dispensaries or grow facilities in their town, one group is gearing up to help others understand how medical marijuana works. Mother Earth Holistic Health...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Woman's Club Provides "Gifts To The Community"

    The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association is the recipient of two very generous donations from the Simsbury Woman's Club, a volunteer organization devoted to raising funds for educational scholarships and to support local non-profit groups with...
  • State moves to cap Chromium 6

    After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued...
  • Transcend program in Newport News offers community living for the mentally ill

    Transcend program in Newport News offers community living for the mentally ill
    A dozen men and women in the Transcend program in Newport News are demonstrating how community housing can work for those with a serious mental illness. "I love it. It's a wide-about mansion," said Karen Spangler, who was the first to join the program,...
  • Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them

    Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes -- the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts....
  • Lassa virus on flight raises questions about spread of disease

    Lassa virus on flight raises questions about spread of disease
    John Nides and his wife had buckled up for the trip home from New York on March 31 when a passenger boarded Delta Flight 2921 who needed help from a flight attendant to navigate the walkway, according to Nides, and was garbling his words. "Everybody...
  • Mental-health services seen as key to stopping school violence

    PITTSBURGH Teaching students alternatives to violence and improving their access to mental-health services are among the best ideas officials say they have for preventing the kind of bloodshed that has struck a long list of schools, including Franklin...
  • Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

    Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism. But the pediatric endocrinologist's proclamations are supported by research his team has done at the University of...