| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's long struck me as odd that drugstores, the places where most of us get our prescriptions filled for all manner of illnesses, also are go-to spots for cigarettes. With the latter, drugstores worsen the nation’s health; with the former, they...
| Mar 1, 2014
Last Christmas Eve, Dan Quartin of Newington brought his 11-year-old cat to the veterinarian.
"They determined that the cat, Rusty, had diabetes," Quartin said. "The doctor printed out on a computer what I needed to get at a pharmacy — the insulin...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:54 PM
At the end of December, 22,581 people who still had eligibility left in Connecticut's unemployment benefit system -- people who had been looking for work more than six months and less than 63 weeks -- were cut off, when Congress let extended benefits...
| Feb 7, 2014
Re "CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise," Business, Feb. 6
The following sign was posted in a small drugstore: "Dear Customers, As we are in business for your health, we no longer sell cigarettes."
The year was 1964. I was 13 years old and had helped...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Cylinders hum, dashboards glow. Hubcaps glitter like necklaces.
The limos are gassed and the chauffeurs, GPS apps glowing from hand-helds, are plotting routes for Sunday's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The drivers are the captains of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care.
But as a handful of California companies market...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:14 AM
French fry lovers rejoice! The Lehigh Valley’s first Checkers have opened within months of each other, allowing customers to “feast on” in Allentown and Bethlehem.
The greasy-spoon section of Allentown’s South Fourth Street got...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:49 PM
French fry lovers rejoice! The Lehigh Valley's first Checkers have opened within months of each other, allowing customers to "feast on" in Allentown and Bethlehem.
The greasy-spoon section of Allentown's South Fourth Street got even greasier thanks to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
(With apologies to Walter Winchell)
Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border, coast to coast, and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press!
Add another name to those Americans kicking the tobacco habit: CVS pharmacies. They plan to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today's list includes free gift cards at Starbucks and Publix with purchase, and free Nivea lip gloss at CVS, dining coupons at Smokey Bones, Red Lobster and retail coupons at Macy's and Kohl's.
Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook;...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Pucker up for a free Nivea Kiss of Care & Color lip balm valued at $5.99 at CVS with a coupon.
Present your ExtraCare card and the coupon to get the free moisturizing lip product, which comes in five flavors.
Click here for the deal. The coupon...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Doctors don't sell us cigarettes. We would not trust our doctors if they did. The doctor-patient relationship is built on trust. We want to be sure that our doctors' motives are pure and that they focus on improving our health, not increasing their...