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Study: High Blood Pressure Increasing In Kids

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – As kids waistlines are expanding, so is their intake of salty foods. A recent study found high blood pressure in American youth is increasing, putting youth at risk for […]

07/21/2013

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Yale Doctor: Stop Prescribing Neuroenhancers To Healthy Kids

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest professional association of neurologists, is releasing a position paper on how the practice of prescribing drugs to boost cognitive function, or memory and thinking abilities, in […]

03/14/2013

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Flu Death Toll Rises

The flu-related death toll in Connecticut has risen to 17, according to the latest report from State Health Officials. Eleven more people died last week, two between the ages of 54 and 65. All the […]

01/25/2013

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NRC To Study Cancer Risk Near Millstone, Connecticut Yankee

Federal regulators are launching a pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six nuclear power plants, including the Millstone Power Station and decommissioned Haddam Neck site in southeastern Connecticut.

10/24/2012

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July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

July 4 is one of the worst days for traffic fatalities for all drivers. For teen drivers, it’s the single most deadliest day.

06/29/2012

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Check Out The CBS HealthWatch Colorectal Webcast

Watch Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors and a panel of renowned medical experts discuss colorectal cancer and digestive health.

03/29/2012

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Visit CBS Connecticut’s Your Home

Visit CBS Connecticut’s Your Home for great advice on how to keep your home clean, green and healthy.

03/20/2012

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Family History Key In Watching For Colon Cancer

By The Colon Cancer Alliance Did your grandparents have colon cancer? Have any of your relatives ever had polyps? Knowing the answers to questions like these could tell you if you are at an increased […]

03/06/2012

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Get The Facts About Colorectal Cancer  

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon and rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and […]

03/06/2012

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