| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal government shutdown is keeping doctor groups, elected officials and the state's attorney general from getting answers about UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut its doctor network next year for Medicare Advantage patients in Connecticut.
| Oct 9, 2013
I recently wrote a column about Regnal Jones, the executive director of a wildly successful program that has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter health professions.
Jones said that he no longer...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
According to a recent survey, baby boomers are more concerned about their elderly parents' diminishing driving skills than they are about a family member driving drunk. But talking to their parents about their driving as they get older is difficult.......
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:59 PM
number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease.
of black women on Medicare who were told they...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists.
This isn't just the latest...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Q: I happened across a study showing that low-sodium diets don't offer benefits to people who aren't otherwise at risk for heart disease. I realized that I've been religiously following a low-sodium diet for years, since it was advised for the general...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The top Democrat in Connecticut's state Senate is across the border in New York today trying to convince that state's legislators to pass a law to force labeling of products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The reason why Sen....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
How far will tanners go to keep that orange glow? To indoor tanning beds – even if they are skin cancer patients.
Despite the documented harmful effects of indoor tanning, 1 in 7 skin cancer patients continue to tan after being diagnosed with...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Proud fathers shouldn't write about their daughter's wedding in a column but I'm going to nonetheless. If you're not into the ceremony or the institution, you can stop now and go on to other readings.
Two weeks ago our daughter, Bree, wed Dan Cormican on...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries.
Although Americans are living longer, with...