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200+ Old Lyme Homes Uninhabitable After Storm

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) _ Old Lyme says more than 200 homes have been made uninhabitable by Superstorm Sandy and the owners must clear a new hurdle before getting back in. The Day of New […]

11/06/2012

Large sugary drinks facing ban (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘You Want Two Sodas With That?’ Could Replace ‘You Want Fries With That?’ In NYC

One of the strangest and most controversial proposals to be introduced anywhere in the United States in recent times is the one in which New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested that sugary drinks […]

06/05/2012

File photo of a robotic wheelchair. (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralyzed Woman Uses Thought-Controlled Robot Arm To Drink Coffee

Using only her thoughts, a Massachusetts woman paralyzed for 15 years directed a robotic arm to pick up a bottle of coffee and bring it to her lips, researchers report in the latest advance in harnessing brain waves to help disabled people.

05/16/2012

A Vodafone employee tests a "Smart Metering" presentation at the CeBit 2010 exhibition, the world's biggest high-tech fair in Hanover, northern Germany on March 2, 2010. (credit: JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Group: Smart Meters ‘Like A Wiretap’

Worries about health effects, privacy and cost are fueling growing opposition to wireless, digital “smart meters” that utilities around the country are installing at homes and businesses and touting as key energy conservation and grid reliability tools.

05/13/2012

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Indefinite Medical Leave For Calhoun

The University of Connecticut Athletic Department says Coach Jim Calhoun is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence, effective immediately. A release from the school says Calhoun is suffering from what’s known as spinal stenosis, a lower back condition that causes severe pain and affects his mobility.

02/03/2012

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“Boil” Order Still In Effect For Some Water Systems

Nearly two weeks after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut, 38 small water systems around Connecticut remain under a “boil water” advisory from the state Department of Public Health.

09/09/2011

First Of Obama Health Care  Changes Takes Effect

State Has More Worker Health Issues Than National Average

Worker illness rates are declining in Connecticut but the state still has a larger number of work health issues than the national average.

09/01/2011

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“Boil Water” Advisory For Dozens Of Small Connecticut Water Systems

As Connecticut continues to clean up after the weekend storms, the state Department of Public Health has issued a “boil water” advisory for 69 public water systems, and a caution to homeowners in flooded areas who use private wells.

09/01/2011

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Connecticut Moves To Impose State Employee Wellness Program

Instead of imposing higher co-pays and rolling back health insurance coverage for state employees, Connecticut officials want their workers to get a colonoscopy to help cut costs.

05/30/2011

Summer Safety

Guide to Summer Safety

To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.

05/09/2011

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