by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2018 1:40 pm
You’ve heard of dialing 9-1-1 in a police emergency.
And there used to be, in New Haven, a 3-1-1 non-emergency number for city services from fixing potholes to figuring out the mystery of an abandoned boat beside the roadway. (Then SeeClickFix replaced it for city offices.)
Now there’s 2-1-1 to provide new streamlined access, resources, and connecting young parents to what they specifically need for kids — and their families — to be healthy in the developmentally crucial early years of life.
Continue reading ‘“Healthy From Day One” Gains Momentum’
by Christopher Peak | Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm | Comments (20)
A young mom vacated a Fair Haven apartment where flaking lead paint poisoned her 3-year-old. Then she found out that her new apartment across the river in Fair Haven Heights is also covered with the heavy metal, and her child is at risk again.
Continue reading ‘460 Kids Poisoned By Lead In 2 Years’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 13, 2018 8:15 am | Comments (4)
The contract-less city’s management and professional employee union voted to approve a new five-year pact by a nearly two-to-one margin — following a labor trend of trading increased medical costs and added health care responsibilities in exchange for raises.
Continue reading ‘City Union Votes 175-93 To Trade Health Givebacks For Raises In New 5-Year Pact’
by Allan Appel | Apr 5, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (1)
The 20 most popularly prescribed drugs in America have increased 12 percent a year for each of the last five years, six of them by 100 percent.
Hearing that fact gave Ralph Zovich, who’s approaching retirement age, an idea: “Let the government declare those 20 ‘essential for life,’” and give the feds immediate authority to negotiate the price.
“Also authorize the IRS to audit those drug makers. Put the fear of God into them.”
Continue reading ‘East Shore Sounds Off On Prescription Costs’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 2, 2018 12:23 pm
From groundbreaking to the laying of its foundation, to seeing cinderblock walls rise to support a pitched frame and the steel roof that would cover it, Westville and some New Haven supporters have cheered every stage of construction of a new health clinic located more than 5,000 miles away — one which they helped make happen.
Now there’s more work to do.
Continue reading ‘Fundraiser Will Challenge “Ovarian Lottery”’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 29, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (14)
Does the city need to run its own public health and urgent care clinic for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, at a time when area providers are already working to consolidate their own primary care services independent of city involvement?
Continue reading ‘Clinic Expansion Questioned, Praised’
by Staff | Mar 26, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (1)
A bill that would require that full coverage insurance plans in Connecticut adopt prosthetic coverage is headed to the floor of the State Senate.
Continue reading ‘Amputee Parity Bill Advances’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 23, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (2)
The number of babies born at Yale-New Haven Hospital with HIV has been effectively zero since 1996. But now a new group is battling the disease: people 50 and older.
Continue reading ‘“Age Is Not a Condom”’
by Staff | Mar 14, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (3)
On a day when students throughout New Haven and the country protested gun violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting massacre, a group of budding doctors added their voices.
Continue reading ‘190 YNHH Physicians In Training Call For Gun Violence Prevention’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2018 8:44 am | Comments (1)
Hartford — A bipartisan team of women legislators held a joint press conference here Thursday ahead of a public hearing on a bill that would preserve in Connecticut the 10 benefits established by the federal Affordable Health Care Act’s passage in 2010.
Continue reading ‘Female Lawmakers Push To Protect Women’s Health Coverage’