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Infant Mortality Back On The Rise

by Georgia Kral | Jun 29, 2007 9:47 am | Comments (5)

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Infant and fetal mortality—a problem New Haven tackled with success 15 years ago—has been going back up and is now higher than in any other major Connecticut city.

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Rell Gets Money For Some Uninsured Adults

by Christine Stuart | Jun 28, 2007 10:10 am

rellfile6-13-07-013.jpgThe new budget has $14 million for her Charter Oak plan. Click here for a report by the Independent’s Capitol correspondent.

City Spreads West Nile Advice

by Georgia Kral | Jun 28, 2007 9:56 am

quinn.JPGNew Haven’s health chief, Bill Quinn (pictured), ventured to a senior center in town to give advice on avoiding West Nile virus and to update people on the city’s approach to combating it this summer. Click here to read more.

City Celebrates HIV Testing Day

by Melissa Bailey | Jun 27, 2007 6:12 pm

IMG_9015.JPGAbout a quarter of Americans who have HIV don’t know it. With a makeshift tent and a 10-minute, finger-prick test, health professionals Wednesday tried to change that.

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Jumping Jacks Meet “12 Minus 6”

by Allan Appel | Jun 21, 2007 10:59 am | Comments (2)

IMG_1885.JPGThose may look like jumping jacks. They are. They’re also part of classroom learning, part of a novel program bridging kids’ health with academics in city schools.

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Insured, And Grateful

by Staff | Jun 18, 2007 9:59 am

stevekalbphoto.JPGThere are no atheists in foxholes—or on the receiving end of medical bills. So reports Hamden Daily News columnist Steve Kalb, reflecting on a brush with a medical emergency and the plight of nearly 50 million uninsured Americans. Click here to read his column.

The Kid And Health Care Show

by Christine Stuart | Jun 15, 2007 8:59 am

kids6-15-07-013.jpgDemocratic leaders paraded third-graders to parade through a news conference that they held to urge Gov. Rell to sign the Health First and Healthy Kids bill—a proposal dismissed as a “band-aid” by health-care reformers. Click here for Independent Capitol correspondent Christine Stuart’s report.

Hope On Guns—And Gun Injuries

by Patricia Dillon | Jun 11, 2007 7:03 pm | Comments (6)

The throw-rug lobby? Weak. The gun lobby? Strong. The results can be seen in the fate of gun laws here and in D.C.—laws that can be considered public-health legislation. Yes, public health. So says New Haven State Rep. Pat Dillon (pictured), who’s been blogging below-the-radar health issues in the final weeks of the legislative session.

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“Modest” Health Reform Bill Passes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2007 9:50 am

healthcare%20002.jpgA last-ditch health-care reform bill passed the General Assembly at 2 a.m. today as the legislative session roared into its final day. Will the governor sign it?

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Cross-Country Biker Appeals To The Heart

by Melinda Tuhus | Jun 4, 2007 6:54 pm | Comments (1)

setting%20up%20tent.JPGChris Figuereida (pictured at left) is riding his bike across the country and working with the American Heart Association to speak to kids about heart health. What he said and did prompted one student at Worthington Hooker School to ask, “Are you doing magic?” Read on to find the answer.

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