| May 12, 2014
(Family Features) For women today, a yearly check-up with your healthcare provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age. To celebrate National Women's Check-Up Day (May 13), the maker of First Response™ the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories....
| May 13, 2014
When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children.
For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Ellen Hanrahan, a 36-year-old mother of two, was done having children. To make sure, she had tiny metal coils implanted inside her fallopian tubes, a relatively new form of permanent birth control marketed under the brand name Essure.
A year later,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:14 PM
When you're pregnant, you may feel you have the perfect excuse to take time off from the gym. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
"No one would think of running a marathon without training for it, and it always astounds me when women try to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Kyle Rhodes visited Dr. Brett A. King at the Yale School of Medicine late last summer, seeking help for a severe case of psoriasis.
The Killingworth man, now 25, also had — still has — alopecia, the condition that causes a person's hair to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
SOUTHINGTON — Pharmacists preparing for the advent of Connecticut's medical marijuana industry gathered Wednesday to talk about the clinical aspects of dispensing a drug that has no federal approval nor the guidelines that go along with it.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:56 AM
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, funded through an educational grant by the makers of First Response pregnancy tests, shows women are often confused about their reproductive health.
According to a press release: In the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:44 AM
A recent study conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Cologne asserts that children of obese mothers, consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy, are more likely to face weight problems, and related metabolic disorders,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Thumbs up to the University of Connecticut, the greenest school in the nation. The Sierra Club recognized UConn as the No. 1 "Coolest School" for offering hundreds of sustainability-related classes, slashing water use, retrofitting buildings and serving...