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Hartford HealthCare Backs Off Merger Plan, Blames State Cuts
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford HealthCare has broken off merger talks with Day Kimball Healthcare, blaming Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut Medicaid reimbursement payments.
The groups had announced in July they were exploring an affiliation. ...
Top Ways To Get Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Connecticut
Here's a list of ways that you can help in the fight against breast cancer and spreading awareness here in Connecticut.
Study: People Do Have A 'Type' They Are Attracted To
A new study reveals that people do have a “type” they are attracted to.
Connecticut Teen Wins Science Prize For Inventing Ebola Test
Greenwich High School junior Olivia Hallisey won the Google Science Fair with a cheap and easy test for the Ebola virus.
Time To Consider Flu Shot
(Meriden, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - The transition from summer to autumn has begun. That means thoughts of the coming flu season.
Last year's flu outbreak was historically bad. While health officials haven't yet said what to expect this year,...
Another Hospital Merger In The Works
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ St. Mary's Health System has announced plans to join Trinity Health, the Roman Catholic hospital system that also is merging with Hartford's Saint Francis Care.
The organization, which operates 86 hospitals in 21 states,...
Study: Exposure To Bad News Before Work May Lead To Unhappiness Throughout Day
Exposure to bad or negative news before going to work may contribute to unhappiness throughout the day, according to a new study.
Study: Goth Teens More Likely To Be Depressed
British researchers found teens who identify with the goth subculture were three times as likely as their non-goth peers to suffer clinical depression by age 18.
Study: Surgeon Performance Not Affected By Fatigue From Overnight Work
A long night without sleep doesn't negatively affect the performance of doctors performing surgeries the next morning, according to a new study.
Model Says She Was Told To Gain Weight To Make It In Plus-Size Industry
Model Leah Kelley is telling her side of what happened when she first entered the modeling world.
Study: Many Students Throwing Out Fruits, Vegetables From School Lunches
Though many students may be loading up fruits and veggies on their lunch trays, a lot of those aren't actually being eaten.
Study: Babies Who Are Breast-Fed Show Increased Level Of Harmful Chemicals
A new study warns harmful industrial chemicals can accumulate in human breast milk and be ingested by infants.
Top Weekend Activities For Seniors In Connecticut
The best part about looking forward to the weekend is when you have lots of fun and exciting things to do. This is true for seniors as well, although it may be difficult to find weekend activities for your senior family and friends. Here is a list...
Researchers Deem Modafinil World's First Safe 'Smart Drug'
A drug that's typically prescribed for narcolepsy has been deemed safe to improve focus in the short-term, according to a comprehensive review by researchers.
Study: Working Long Hours Could Pose Serious Risk To Heart
Nobody enjoys the stress and strain of putting in extended hours at the office and new research shows that long days could even pose a serious risk to your heart.