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  • Try End-Of-Life Medical Orders

    Now that the physician-assisted suicide bill has died in committee, we must turn our attention to a better way to control the care we receive at the end of our lives. SB 413, recommended by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, proposes a pilot...
  • People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test

    People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is a bone density test? Is it necessary to have one even if I'm healthy? I am a 67-year-old woman and I exercise daily. ANSWER: A bone density test uses x-rays to measure how much calcium and other minerals are in a section of...
  • German banks oppose including legal costs in stress tests: banking group

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German banks would not favor including potential legal costs in upcoming stress tests on European lenders, the head of a German banking group said, after the U.S. Federal Reserve pointed out those risks in its health check on lenders...
  • Parents Share Tales Of Navigating State's Mental Health System For Children

    HARTFORD — Mary Jo Andrews, Carol Poehnert and several other West Hartford mothers of children with mental-health problems had quietly met for eight years, usually over dinner, to share their experiences and frustrations, and to trade tips and...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Deadline for health insurance extended with 'special enrollment period'

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's decision to allow marketplace health insurance enrollments beyond March 31 could exacerbate a credibility gap with insurers and lawmakers who have chafed at the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Catching hospital-borne infections still a problem, survey finds

    WASHINGTON Catching a life-threatening illness while lying in crispy-clean linens is one of the last things most people expect from a hospital stay. But one in 25 patients have at least one hospital-associated infection, according to a survey of 183...
  • Newington Moves Forward With Aerospace Academy

    NEWINGTON — The school system has decided to build an aerospace academy at John Wallace Middle School later this year as originally planned. The schools had postponed the work a year because of budget constraints and higher-than-expected costs....
  • Report: Law will let Cubans abroad invest on the island

    MIAMI Cuba's new foreign investment law cuts taxes, opens new sectors to foreigners and allows investments by Cubans living abroad as part of ruler Raul Castro's efforts to lure fresh capital to his long-stagnant economy, according to published reports....
  • Fed rejects dividend, buyback plans at Citigroup, four other big banks

    Fed rejects dividend, buyback plans at Citigroup, four other big banks
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it rejected plans by Citigroup Inc. and four other large U.S. banks for dividend payments and stock buybacks after annual stress tests. Those tests raised questions about weaknesses in the risk-planning...
  • Isolated Alaskans push Department of Interior for road through refuge

    WASHINGTON A group of King Cove, Alaska, residents are in Washington this week attempting to persuade Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reverse her rejection of a road through a national wildlife refuge that would allow the isolated community access to...