| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For breast cancer survivors, support groups have taken various incarnations. Some are based around art therapy or yoga, others are held in more traditional settings. One is even set in a river, where the tranquil setting of fly fishing offers a unique way...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Wendy DaCosta, former secretary to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, doesn't exactly deny in her wrongful-termination lawsuit that she violated the city's anti-harassment policy but says others were not punished for their own alleged violations of it. DaCosta,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:01 AM
What You May Not Know About the West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes
What is West Nile virus and where did it come from?
West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 on the West Nile River in Uganda. Mosquitoes can carry the virus after they bite birds infected...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:18 PM
St. Francis Hospital and its insurers have reached settlements with virtually all of the 150 known child victims of hospital endocrinologist George Reardon, a milestone in years of contentious litigation that grew from what may be the most extensive...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Despair at the massacre of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will spur action from political leaders. It will also remind us of our limitations.
There will be changes in laws regulating the manufacture, sale and use of guns....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:52 PM
I was a "want-to-believer" walking into the lion's den — Bo Ottmann's mountain lion's den.
Each time I've written about mountain lions, Ottmann has invited me to see his part of northwestern Connecticut. Ottmann is the founder of the Friends of...
| Jun 23, 2010
As a boy, Ophni Davis dreamed of becoming a doctor. Instead, he became a barber. But he still considers it his job to look after people's welfare.
So if a man who looks about the right age comes into his Blue Hills Avenue salon in Hartford, Connecticut,...
| May 11, 2010
With nicotine substitutes, effective delivery is paramount.
Some smokers chew nicotine gum in an effort to quit, but instead of parking a slightly masticated piece between cheek and gum, they chomp the little squares like a wad of Bazooka. This sends...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 6:42 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jonathan Metz had been trapped for two days in his basement with his left arm stuck in a broken furnace. Smelling rotting flesh, he decided that amputation was his only hope.
So the 31-year-old fashioned a tourniquet near his...
| May 8, 2010
The University of Connecticut scored a victory this week when legislators approved a $362 million plan to revamp and expand the UConn Health Center and fund health initiatives involving other area hospitals.
On Friday, officials from three hospitals...
| May 13, 2010
Six more people have filed suit against St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center alleging abuse by Dr. George Reardon, who worked at the hospital for 30 years and is believed to have sexually abused as many as 500 children.
The newest plaintiffs —...