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  • Thumbs Up And One Down

    Congratulations to Lorenzo Sewanan, a Trinity College graduate now at Yale School of Medicine, for winning a poetry contest for medical students. Mr. Sewanan, a native of Surinam whose first language was Dutch, is pursuing an M.D. and Ph.D. in...
  • Being a super-user isn't always so super

    Being a super-user isn't always so super
    A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months. A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
  • Strength training may boost kids' activity: study

    Strength training may boost kids' activity: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether children can and should participate in strength training has been a contentious issue. But new research suggests it is safe and may encourage young people to be more active in their everyday lives. Researchers randomly...
  • Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee

    The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
  • The Doctor's Corner: Estrogen is not to be avoided

    Do you have a friend, aunt, mother, cousin, sister or spouse who is suffering from sweats, flushes, vaginal dryness, exhaustion and the mental fogginess that comes with falling hormones during menopause? Could this be you? Even women who traverse the...
  • Sandy Hook Commission Studying Mental Health Following Newtown Massacre

    After focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre. Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...
  • 100th Birthday For Toy That Inspired A Million Tinkerers

    Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
  • Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals

    Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older patients may think they understand everything doctors tell them when they are released from the hospital, but a new U.S. study found several gaps in what they remember and areas where instructions could be clearer. Out...
  • Avoiding estrogen therapy proved deadly for nearly 50,000: study

    Avoiding estrogen therapy proved deadly for nearly 50,000: study
    Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects...
  • Researchers Hunt For Keys To Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnoses

    Researchers Hunt For Keys To Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnoses
    Mary Christian-Madden's motherwas diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her late 70s, and four of her cousins, now all deceased, also developed the disease. "So I already know that it's there on the maternal side of the family," said Christian-Madden, 56, a...
  • Prescribing Marijuana Poses New Questions For Doctors

    Prescribing Marijuana Poses New Questions For Doctors
    Meeting for the first time since regulations for the medical marijuana program were enacted, the state's six-member Board of Physicians began working out the details of an entirely new system Wednesday. Without the guidance of the U.S. Federal Drug...
  • A Yale Study on Sugar and Our Brains Stirs Up Controversy

    A Yale Study on Sugar and Our Brains Stirs Up Controversy
    Robert Sherwin was a little shocked by the stormy reaction to a study released in early January by his team of scientists at Yale University's School of Medicine. He shouldn't have been. Their report dropped smack in the middle of a nasty national...