Griffin Hospital to host talk on health insurance

Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center, 130 Division St., Derby, invites the community to a free talk about health insurance on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Certified Health Insurance
Categories: Access Health CT, Derby

Resolve to donate blood in new year, urges Red Cross

  The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month
Categories: American Red Cross

Yale study: Hypertension medication might help you quit smoking

Smokers trying to quit often light up a cigarette to deal with stress. Now an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers has shown that guanfacine, a medication approved for treating hypertension that
Categories: hypertension, smoking
pets

Have pet health questions? The FDA might be able to help

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine may be able to answer them. FDA regulates animal drugs, animal food (including pet food), and medical devices for animals, and
Categories: General

State gets $45 million in federal funding to improve health care

Connecticut will receive up to $45 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human
Categories: General

Yale creates synthetic molecules that mimic antibodies

A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies. The new molecules — synthetic antibody mimics  — attach themselves
ultrasound

FDA advises against ultrasound ‘keepsake images’

Ultrasound imaging is the most widely used medical imaging method during pregnancy. But some families use over-the-counter ultrasound service to create fetal “keepsake images” or videos — a practice
Categories: pregnancy

Yale researcher: Computer games may alter psychopathic behavior

A new study published Dec. 18 in Clinical Psychological Science — which includes work from a Yale researcher — suggests it may be possible to teach psychopaths to consider emotion and other pieces
Categories: mental health