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Author: Jonathan Kantrowitz

Doctors call for sweeping single-payer reform with detailed proposal signed by over 2,200 doctors nationwide

Source: PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive break with the private insurance model of financing

My reactions to Senator Chris Murphy set of recommendations for improvement of Bridgeport’s transportation system

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today released his Bridgeport-focused “Fed Up” report. The report identifies the specific trouble areas for Bridgeport’s commuters and proposes a set of recommendations

Toxic Chemicals in Wide Range of Household Products

Source: The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Newly disclosed information shows toxic hormone-disrupting chemicals are used in a broader range of household products than previously known.

Chemicals in personal care products used during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in newborns

A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. “The study

Right problem, wrong solution

A group called StandUp has identified a real problem: If you sat at a roulette table today and placed a five-dollar bill on red, you would have a 47.37 percent chance of winning that bet. The inverse

Budgets Proposals Fail To Support Children and Families – Republican’s The Best of a Bad Bunch!

Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Following hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to health, human services and education to close a billion dollar budget hole in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16),

Latest Health Research

Diet Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks & strokes in heart patients 3 days ago A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a

Millionaires Would Gain Trillions Under Trump and Cruz Tax Plans

SourceL Center on Budget and Policy Priorities At a time of exceptionally wide levels of income inequality, the tax-cut proposals from Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Coal-tar based sealcoats on driveways, parking lots far more toxic than suspected

Source: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than

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