| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:59 AM
EAST HARTFORD – An employee doing maintenance work on a refueling station at a Connecticut Natural Gas facility in town caused a fire that led to a small explosion and the brief evacuation of several buildings Wednesday afternoon.
The fire was...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:07 PM
HARTFORD — When Hamilton Street resident Jose Hernandez smelled smoke and realized his building was burning Friday night, he ran out in his bare feet, but then realized he had to go back for his 8-year-old neighbor.
As he stood outside the badly...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:06 AM
HARTFORD — Visit Hartford Hospital and you'll see pieces of history on display: a 1927 nursing book opened to a diagram of the body's thoracic area; early brain surgery tools from the 1950s; ancient marble tablets inscribed with the hospital's first...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:06 AM
HARTFORD — The story of Connecticut's first successful heart transplant is one of tragedy, persistence, luck, and, ultimately, triumph.
Thirty years later, the recipient, 64-year old Andy Buczek, says he still has a great deal to be thankful for...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:24 AM
More than 50 percent of the state's hospitals had rates for at least one type of hospital-acquired infection that were worse than federal benchmarks in late 2012 and 2013, new data shows.
No other state had a higher percentage of its hospitals...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:05 PM
HARTFORD – Connecticut hospitals have spent more than $5 million on preparations to deal with possible Ebola patients, lawmakers were told Monday.
The good news is that federal health officials are giving Connecticut hospitals high marks for their...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:12 AM
U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:15 PM
I am a 56-year-old nonsmoker in decent physical shape. Less than a month ago, I crawled to the floor of my office while twice yelling "I need help!" I never lost consciousness or felt any pain but I couldn't even roll over. I was on my stomach, elbows...
| Oct 5, 2014
Erica Bartol is a registered nurse, so she considers it ironic that it took a TV show to remind her to do monthly breast examinations.
"I was watching the Dr. Oz show in the break room while having a snack. He was doing a breast cancer awareness show. I...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 11:52 AM
It seems you can't go anywhere lately without hearing about Ebola.
As fears of an outbreak of the deadly virus on U.S. soil continue to spread, Hartford Hospital devised its own protection protocols designed to ensure the safety of its staff and...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 7:28 AM
NORWICH – A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Boswell Avenue Saturday evening, police say.
Police have not identified the 39-year-old woman who they say has suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a car...