| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories....
| Mar 23, 2014
The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:14 AM
After focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre.
Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....