| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:41 AM
The leaves are changing, the apples are being picked and you can find a fair every weekend, but fall also means the start of flu season. According to Debbie Staley, a nurse practioner at Sutay and Stewart Pediatrics in South Windsor, you should get a flu...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:46 AM
This Mommy Minute segment aired on Fox CT last week, profiling Mystic mom, Lisa Saunders, who was asking legislators to make Connecticut the second state in the nation, after Utah, to require education about CMV, cytomegalovirus, to expectant mothers. ...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:36 AM
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time.
The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:39 AM
According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is 30% higher than previous estimates. The new data was collected by researchers...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world!
Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, for the past 7, Autism Speaks celebrates "Light It Up Blue", which is a global initiative that kicks off ...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Today, at the State Capitol's Autism Awareness Day ceremony, the Hospital for Special Care, located in New Britain, debuted a new online resource called the Spectrum of Kindness (www.spectrumofkindness.org).
"It's an opportunity for families to share...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed first-of-their-kind voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies at school.
According to the report, studies show that 16-18% of kids with food allergies have had a reaction from...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 12:05 PM
For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions.
But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON As prescription drug overdose deaths soar nationwide, most states have failed to take a simple step that would make it harder for doctors to prescribe the deadliest of all narcotics.
Methadone overdoses kill about 5,000 people every year,...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 8:09 PM
Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 3:42 PM
This Wednesday, Bambi Albert will set off from her home in Plainfield Township, making the four-hour drive to Arlington, Va., in a 2011 Jeep Compass packed with several days of clothing and a tote bag full of pamphlets and placards about Lyme disease....