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  • Let Advanced Practice Nurses Practice Independently

    One of the more controversial bills being discussed by lawmakers in Connecticut' s General Assembly would give advanced practice registered nurses the right to practice independently. Current regulations allow them to practice collaboratively under...
  • Ban Youths Under 18 From Tanning Salons

    A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18. This is hardly a risky position. It...
  • Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says

    Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says
    Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
  • State Needs Annual Handgun Registration Law

    In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Now, after three months of discussion among...
  • Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity

    Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says. "It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
  • Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study

    Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new study from Australia that highlights the potential cost savings compared to treatment at specialty...
  • More young women fighting breast cancer

    More young women fighting breast cancer
    Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones. "I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the...
  • Anthem Responds To Criticism Over Psychotherapy Reimbursement

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut responded to criticism by doctors groups that the insurer isn't paying for psychotherapy when it is provided in conjunction with other medical services. Wallingford-based Anthem, the state's largest health...
  • Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax

    Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax
    As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job. Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
  • Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic

    Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic
    For all the attention that violent crime gets in the media, the average American is much more likely to die from another largely preventable tragedy. Fatal drug overdoses have risen sharply in recent years. In Congress this month, Maryland Rep. Donna F....
  • Mass. doctor refuses to see patients over 200 pounds

    Mass. doctor refuses to see patients over 200 pounds
    In this corner, you have lightweight champion Doctor Helen Carter. And in this corner, heavyweight champ Ida Davidson. Doctor carter refused to see Davidson because of a new policy at her Massachusetts clinic. She refuses to see patients over 200 pounds!...