Monthly Archive for February, 2013

: February, 2013

Quinnipiac University now accepting donations … of corpses

Interested in donating your body to science? You now have another option for your post-mortem contribution. The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, the state’s newest medical

Valley Women’s Health Initiative honored with caring heart award

Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo and Valley Women’s Health Initiative/Women Making a Difference recently received the Community Caring Heart Award at The 8th Annual Women and Heart Disease program,

Americares report — 40 percent of visits to free clinic are for heart problems

Forty percent of all patient visits to free clinics – two out of every five visits – are for cardiovascular disease, according to clinics surveyed by the Stamford-based global health and disaster

Yale study reveals origins of body fat

Yale University School of Medicine researchers might have answered an age-old question: Where did all that fat come from? In a paper published online today in the journal Nature Cell

Health and Human Services awards $2.1 million to state exchange

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Access Health CT — the state’s health insurance exchange —  a $2.1 million grant to fund Connecticut’s In Person Assistance Program

Flu deaths in state rise to 30, but activity declining overall

The latest numbers from the state Department of Public Health show that flu is still trending down in Connecticut, after a brisk, severe season. However, the death toll from the illness continues to

What books make you happy? Let me know!

In today’s Connecticut Post Health & Fitness section, I ran a Los Angeles Times story about the power of books to make us feel better. The story included a link to a list of “mood-boosting books”

Connecticut health insurance exchange has new name

The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange has announced its new name: Access Health CT. According to press release issued by Access Health, the new name is part of a larger ongoing branding effort to

Hospitals seek citizen support in crusade against cuts

As you might be aware, the proposed budget unveiled by Gov. Dannel Malloy earlier this month proposed, among other things, cutting a total of more than $500 million in funding to the state’s hospitals

Community Health Survey results to be released next week

The Primary Care Action Group (PCAG), a collaborative of area hospitals, community health centers, health departments and other organizations in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and