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  • Toxic Chemicals Bill Needed To Protect Children

    Toxic Chemicals Bill Needed To Protect Children
    A bill that would provide protection to young children against toxic chemicals — both before and after birth — was unfortunately bottled up in the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee last week but should be revived by amendment...
  • Farmington Tweet Among "Top 10 Most Powerful Of 2010"

    The social networking site Twitter has released its list of the "Top 10 Most Powerful Tweets" for 2010 and a tweet from Connecticut was listed at No. 3. Leigh Fazzina, a healthcare PR/social media communications consultant, was biking in Winding Trails...
  • Insurers' Limits On Doctors Threaten Patients' Health

    Insurers' Limits On Doctors Threaten Patients' Health
    We have been misled into seeing the profession of medicine as if it were potatoes, a commodity whose value and cost are negotiable and managed by market competition or by constraining access. If this perspective remains unchallenged, patients will learn...
  • State Must Roll Up Sleeves To Help Create Jobs

    State Must Roll Up Sleeves To Help Create Jobs
    Editor's Note: With no net job creation here in two decades, Connecticut needs jobs. Our editorial and five other views on this page offer thoughts on getting people back to work. We'd like to hear what you think is the key to creating jobs as well: Email...
  • Malloy Making Good Start On Cities

    Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
  • Tough Choice For Hartford: Construction In Suburbs?

    The suburban sprawl that characterized the decades after World War II eviscerated Hartford and other cities, drawing businesses and middle-class residents to the suburbs. Curiously, Hartford now is in the act of abetting sprawl, despite its painful...
  • Not The Worst Problem With Route 4

    It's nice to read about the work under way to ease anticipated traffic congestion around the UConn Health Center in Farmington [July 31, Farmington Valley Extra, "Route 4 Road Construction In Begins"]. The story, however, totally ignores the vicinity'...
  • Connecticut Hospitals Prepared, "Hyper-alert" for Ebola-Like Symptoms

    With the second of two American aid workers stricken with the Ebola virus arriving on United States soil for treatment Tuesday, fears and tensions about the potential for the deadly virus to spread stateside remain high. Connecticut's hospitals are...
  • State Youths Vulnerable To Marijuana Abuse

    Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020. This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...
  • Malloy Unveils Economic Plans

     Malloy Unveils Economic Plans
    With only two months left before the election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a package of economic proposals Monday to help small businesses in urban communities, create jobs in areas of high unemployment, and increase affordable housing. Standing...
  • Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Quit Smoking

    For the past 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women. More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers such as gum and patches. More men succeed on medications. Sherry McKee, an associate professor of...