| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal government shutdown is keeping doctor groups, elected officials and the state's attorney general from getting answers about UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut its doctor network next year for Medicare Advantage patients in Connecticut.
| Oct 9, 2013
I recently wrote a column about Regnal Jones, the executive director of a wildly successful program that has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter health professions.
Jones said that he no longer...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
According to a recent survey, baby boomers are more concerned about their elderly parents' diminishing driving skills than they are about a family member driving drunk. But talking to their parents about their driving as they get older is difficult.......
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The top Democrat in Connecticut's state Senate is across the border in New York today trying to convince that state's legislators to pass a law to force labeling of products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The reason why Sen....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
How far will tanners go to keep that orange glow? To indoor tanning beds – even if they are skin cancer patients.
Despite the documented harmful effects of indoor tanning, 1 in 7 skin cancer patients continue to tan after being diagnosed with...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...