| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom.
The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem.
That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot:
Living well. A new federal report shows...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:42 AM
With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas.
Every few days,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Connecticut, along with the nation, is heading into the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period starting Nov. 15. What's troubling is that our state has no public plan for linking consumers with the in-person assistance that was available a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The Southeastern Virginia Health System, SEVHS, was among 25 health centers in Virginia selected to share in more than $5.6 million in federal funding to expand primary care services. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert.
Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Original post | 4:30 p.m.
Updated | 5:06 p.m.
With signups for the Affordable Care Act falling last month, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to increase interest in Obamacare by the March 31 deadline.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering.
Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law.
| May 5, 2014
| 10:24 AM
In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...