| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:45 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:49 AM
A new national study suggests we are succeeding in improving health care and educating consumers about the benefits of developing healthier lifestyles.
According to a large study of Medicare patients conducted by researchers at the Yale School of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Researching a new drug compound on mice, Yale School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's on learning and memory, the school announced Tuesday.
Yale School of Medicine psychiatry professor Paul Lombroso and others...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:57 AM
A Westport plastic surgery center that state health officials placed on a two-year probation last summer has closed, ending a string of disciplinary actions taken against the facility.
Dr. Joel Singer, the sole owner and operator of the Center for...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:31 PM
ORANGE, Conn. — Killing one's mother is a crime so rare that criminologists haven't studied it much. But in this Connecticut town's last two homicides, sons were charged with just that — matricide.
Last week former Lehigh University...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Creating a safe sleep environment is important for all infants, but when it comes to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), parents should be aware that the main sources of risk change over the first year of a baby's life, according to a new...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
SOUTHINGTON — Pharmacists preparing for the advent of Connecticut's medical marijuana industry gathered Wednesday to talk about the clinical aspects of dispensing a drug that has no federal approval nor the guidelines that go along with it.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:14 PM
When you're pregnant, you may feel you have the perfect excuse to take time off from the gym. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
"No one would think of running a marathon without training for it, and it always astounds me when women try to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| May 13, 2014
When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children.
For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...