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St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford

Saint Francis Opens Hartford Women’s Health Center

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford is opening a women’s health center offering expanded imaging and genetic screening services. The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center offers imaging technology, ultrasound, image-guided breast biopsies and […]

11/02/2013

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Hartford HealthCare Forms Ground-Breaking Alliance With Sloan-Kettering

NEW YORK (AP) _ Memorial Sloan-Kettering is forming an alliance with a network of five Connecticut hospitals. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1eZEnr7 ) says the alliance is with Hartford HealthCare. Under the alliance, patients will […]

09/17/2013

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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

CBSConnecticut.com/YourHome

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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