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  • New study: Essure less effective than tubal ligation at preventing pregnancy

    New study: Essure less effective than tubal ligation at preventing pregnancy
    Ellen Hanrahan, a 36-year-old mother of two, was done having children. To make sure, she had tiny metal coils implanted inside her fallopian tubes, a relatively new form of permanent birth control marketed under the brand name Essure. A year later,...
  • Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

    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....
  • Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee

     Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee
    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....
  • Pre-K suspensions common in Maryland schools

    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...
  • Insurer Cuts Medicare Plan Doctors — Patients Left In Lurch

    While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...
  • The Doctor's Corner: Estrogen is not to be avoided

    Do you have a friend, aunt, mother, cousin, sister or spouse who is suffering from sweats, flushes, vaginal dryness, exhaustion and the mental fogginess that comes with falling hormones during menopause? Could this be you? Even women who traverse the...
  • Aging out of health care?

    Aging out of health care?
    More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
  • Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

    Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
    Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
  • Sandy Hook Commission Studying Mental Health Following Newtown Massacre

    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...
  • Smoking while pregnant could mean child reading problems later

    Smoking while pregnant could mean child reading problems later
    Pregnant women who smoke run into the risk of their children have reading problems later in life, a Yale School of Medicine study has found. The reserachers looked at the reading tests of 5,000 students and found that many whose mothers smoked while...
  • Pregnancy not as easy for older women as it may seem

    Middle-aged Hollywood stars and their newborns may make it seem like a fountain of youth has been discovered for women's fertility. But researchers at Yale University School of Medicine say these stars may be giving women the wrong perception.  Many...