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  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of Fairfield, who felt as if she couldn't get off the couch during her first trimester.  Eventually, her doctor prescribed a nauseau medication that, she says, made all the difference.  But, Donofrio had to spend $400 dollars, as the medicine was not covered by insurance.
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...

    GMO Labeling Bill Could Hinge On Whether New York Follows

    A year after Connecticut lawmakers voted to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, the biggest roadblock to implementing the law could be New York's State Assembly. Connecticut's legislation included an unusual trigger...

    Sanford teen world's youngest to leave hospital with artificial heart

    Sanford teen world's youngest to leave hospital with artificial heart
    A 16-year-old Sanford girl is the world’s youngest person to leave and spend the night outside of a hospital with a temporary artificial heart and portable driver, according to officials at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.   Nalexia...

    Flavored cigars appeal to youth: study

    Flavored cigars appeal to youth: study
    Young people are smoking fewer cigarettes these days, but their cigar use is rising, which may partly be due to the popularity of flavored cigars, according to a new study. "The cigar market is the most heavily flavored of all tobacco products," said...