| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
LEDYARD — A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital from an accident on Long Cove Road by LifeStar Helicopter, police said Friday afternoon.
The victim, 21-year-old Lucas Page, was involved in an accident that included another vehicle about 1:30 p....
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory.
"Small victory for...
| 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 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
HADDAM — A 65-year-old Old Saybrook man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg Saturday after his rifle accidentally discharged while he was hunting.
The man appeared to be hunting alone at about 10:30 a.m. in a wooded area behind 76 Weiss...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:57 PM
NEW HARTFORD — One person was killed and three others were injured in a crash early Thursday morning on Town Hill Road, state police said.
A passenger in the vehicle, Marissa Offsay, 23, of Avon, was removed from the car and taken to Charlotte...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:28 PM
HARTFORD — A city firefighter has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and second-degree reckless endangerment after he accidentally shot a friend in the jaw while showing off a gun last month, police said.
Police said Justin Wood,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:18 PM
HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
| 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...
| 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...