by Paul Bass | Nov 9, 2017 7:56 am | Comments (1)
Not only are the reports of Obamacare’s death premature— in Connecticut, the health care insurance effort is thriving. But now the people who make it happen have to dance twice as fast to keep it that way.
Continue reading ‘State’s Obamacare Races To Sign Up People Sooner’
by Staff | Nov 7, 2017 7:56 am | Comments (1)
At one New Haven school, up to 90 percent of the kids sometimes go hungry.
Continue reading ‘Hunger Bagged’
by Mackenzie Rigg | Oct 23, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (2)
Soon after learning she was pregnant, Nichelle LeBlanc was told her baby could have tremors, diarrhea, difficulty eating, and excessive crying soon after birth — symptoms of a newborn going through withdrawal from opioids.
Continue reading ‘Y-NHH Pioneers Approach For Opioid-Withdrawal Babies’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2017 12:25 pm | Comments (10)
On a recent morning in the Hill, dozens of recovering drug addicts waiting for methadone at a clinic spotted a man with purple latex gloves on, waiting to knife his adversary. Days later, the man returned and fatally stabbed his target 16 times.
Continue reading ‘Homicide Ratchets Up Methadone Clash’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 16, 2017 12:01 pm | Comments (1)
Every New Haven police officer will now have the equipment to handle small doses of fentanyl, a highly potent drug that has sickened cops and nurses who’ve come into contact with it.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 7:01 am | Comments (9)
Opioids overdoses killed so many people in the past year that Connecticut’s forensic examiners ran out of cooler space for the bodies. And yet professionals at the front lines of the crisis reported on a few reasons for hope: Doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, while local law enforcement possesses more tools to reverse overdoses and lock up drug dealers who enabled them.
Continue reading ‘“Glimmer Of Hope” Seen On Opioids’
by Allan Appel | Sep 29, 2017 12:58 pm | Comments (1)
Thousands of fragile and vulnerable patients — including many potentially arriving from the unfolding humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — may lose access to health care at community centers in New Haven and across the cities of Connecticut. Meanwhile, others will be helped by fewer staffers coordinating their care.
Continue reading ‘Community Health Centers Put Out Funding SOS Call’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 22, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (1)
A last-ditch attempt to demolish Obamacare could rip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and cost the state billions, Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned Friday morning.
Continue reading ‘Graham-Cassidy “Cruelest” Yet’
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2017 12:41 pm | Comments (2)
(Opinion) As Republicans and Democrats stake starker positions on the future of health care, they have an opportunity for a grand compromise that resets how we make laws in this country.
Continue reading ‘Single-Payer Or Block Grants? Yes’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2017 2:03 pm | Comments (4)
Starting next week, Mabel Carroll and her neighbors in West Rock’s public-housing developments won’t have to take two buses to see a doctor.
Continue reading ‘Health Care Desert No More In West Rock’