“Healthy From Day One” Gains Momentum

by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Allan Appel PhotoYou’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.

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East Shore Sounds Off On Prescription Costs

by Allan Appel | Apr 5, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoThe 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.”

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Fundraiser Will Challenge “Ovarian Lottery”

by David Sepulveda | Apr 2, 2018 12:23 pm

Courtesy MarycareFrom 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.

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