| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:24 AM
Kelly Cox didn't want to know anything about her cancer treatment.
Cox was 21 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was March 1991 and Cox was in her first full-time job, working at Pratt and Whitney. She was also nine months into a serious...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
PLAINVILLE — An infant found unresponsive in a home on Stillwell Avenue Wednesday morning remains in critical condition at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, police said.
Officers responded to the home about 9 a.m. and found the unconscious...
| 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 1, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials.
The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Twenty years ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for The Courant on living with Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, and said my goal was to receive a 50-year medal from Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard.
Well, I did it. It will be 50 years on Wednesday.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:55 AM
You wouldn't know it from its attractively painted brick exterior, polished tabletops and lustrous tin ceiling, but the new Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet got its start as a humble hot dog cart on New Britain's South Street.
In 2010, Rick Charamut...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:31 AM
Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added costs did not improve early detection rates among the 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale School of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Richard Moore had dragged a police officer with his vehicle, hit a patrol car and crashed into a large boulder — missing other officers — before police managed to take him into custody Thursday morning while police...