| 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows.
The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:21 PM
BARKHAMSTED — One occupant of a car that veered off West River Road and into a river Wednesday afternoon has died, according to state police.
The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. in the Riverton section of town, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The car...
| 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 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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
GRANBY – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the man who was injured in a fall at Enders Falls State Park Saturday.
Michael Happel, 51, of New York City is recovering from non-life threatening injuries at Hartford...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Dr. Mary Zozulin was upset, but not surprised, at the news this week that a man with Ebola had been diagnosed in Dallas.
"I've been expecting this," she said.
Hospital officials in Connecticut and elsewhere say they are confident that proper...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Morbidly obese individuals who had weight loss surgery are seeking treatment for eating disorders years after their procedure, prompting concerns among some experts about the assessment process used to identify surgical candidates.
"They are terrified of...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:19 PM
A few days ago, Melissa Albright heard from a travel client: the woman wanted to cancel her trip to Dusseldorf because her boyfriend was worried about Ebola.
Albright, who is a vice president for Wethersfield Travel, said the fear wasn't about what might...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:55 PM
State health officials are gauging hospitals' readiness for an Ebola case, communicating with thousands of doctors, school nurses and other providers about preparation and response, and honing a message to the public that would inform but not needlessly...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:11 PM
— Top geneticists from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others Tuesday in opening the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.
The new nonprofit research center and the state of...