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  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says

    Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says
    Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions...
  • Long ER Stays For Kids In Crisis On The Rise

    Just a few years ago, it was rare that children with mental health problems would spend two or more nights in the emergency room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Only 40 children stayed that long in 2010. So far this year, more than 250 children...
  • Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD

    Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD
    Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
  • Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk

    Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk
    Drinking carrot juice, sticking with a low-calorie diet and avoiding egg yolks all seem superhealthy. Not so fast. Nutritionists are warning people that these seemingly healthy eating fads aren't as good as they sound, and they want people to stop...
  • My Answer: God keeps an eye on gluttony

    Q: Every time my son visits me, he gets after me about my weight. I admit I'm on the heavy side, but I don't see what difference it makes since I'm happy and I don't have any health problems. After all, the Bible doesn't say anything about this. —...
  • East Hartford Farmer's Market Begins Friday At Town Green

    EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Farmer's Market will being its 23rd year of operation Friday with fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Connecticut. The market will be open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town Green at 1021 Main St. through...
  • Raccoon in Hampton tests positive for rabies

    A raccoon that bit a dog in Hampton has tested positive for rabies, according to local health department officials. On Sunday, a family dog came in contact with the raccoon in the Edinburgh Farms and Howe Farms area of the city, off of Harris Creek...
  • Vital training needed on mental illnesses

    In response to the June 30 story, "FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care": As a master's level social work student who has worked with nurses, I am happy to see that nurses will be receiving this type of training. It is extremely important that...
  • 'Pillowcase rapist' released to home near Palmdale; residents protest

    Convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart was discharged Wednesday from a state mental health hospital to his new home in Lake Los Angeles, officials said. Hubbart, 63, arrived in the afternoon to the home in the 20300 block of East Avenue R,...
  • First Aid works for mental health, too

    First Aid works for mental health, too
    One in four adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in their lifetime. That statistic provides fuel for the mental health first aid movement, which aims to teach people how to recognize the symptoms and connect people to treatment and resources....