by Melinda Tuhus | Oct 28, 2007 9:00 pm
It’s just a coincidence that the surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist who staff the Hospital of St. Raphael’s Women’s Center for Breast Health are all female, as is the social worker who helps patients in need apply for help with insurance coverage. That coincidence makes a difference for breast cancer patients like Lorna Gibbs (pictured).
by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2007 8:03 am
Health care advocates called Aetna’s third-quarter profits scary in a protest outside its Hartford headquarters. Click here for a report from the Independent’s Capitol correspondent.
by Christine Stuart | Oct 25, 2007 9:28 am
One day after Gov. M. Jodi Rell unveiled her request for proposal to cover more than 30,000 of the 400,000 uninsured adults in the state by 2011, advocates are lining up to criticize it. Click here for a report by the Independent’s Capitol correspondent. And click here for her report on how state officials are keeping a close eye on a federal raid on the headquarters of one of the four HMOs running Connecticut’s HUSKY plan.
by Melinda Tuhus | Oct 22, 2007 5:23 pm
This group of students and their teacher at Career High School were riveted by a presentation by a local physician about a new drug-resistant infection called MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). And they had plenty of questions, like, Can it kill you? Answer: Yes.
by Melinda Tuhus | Oct 22, 2007 8:38 am | Comments (8)
Life-or-death advice on health concerns ranging from cervical and colon cancer to sexually transmitted disease was on the agenda when women peppered two gynecologists on the set of a local TV show.
by Melinda Tuhus | Oct 19, 2007 8:25 am
A funny thing happened on the way to making a documentary about racial disparities in health care featuring a hand-picked group of opinionated New Haveners: They didn’t want to talk about it. At least not until filmmaker Crystal Emery stopped the cameras and gave them all a pep talk.
by Melinda Tuhus | Oct 18, 2007 7:59 am | Comments (5)
This young woman walked into an annual memorial service for those who have died of AIDS—and after she spoke ever so briefly, there was hardly a dry eye among those seated in the chapel of Immanuel Baptist Church.
by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2007 9:53 pm
Democratic state legislators failed to heed a judge’s urging to take action last session against law-skirting HMOs . Now the same legislators are blaming the governor (pictured) the HMOs companies continue to defy the Freedom of Information Act as they administer the state’s health insurance program for poor families. Click here for a report from the Independent’s Capitol correspondent.
by Paul Bass | Oct 17, 2007 12:24 pm | Comments (1)
Clinic operators throughout Connecticut (like New Haven’s Katrina Clark, at left in photo) are waiting on flu vaccines for poor infants and young children, as a state program experiences shipment delays.
by Bry'onna Mention | Oct 16, 2007 9:08 am | Comments (1)
When Tonya Farriel (at right in photo) was giving up on fighting breast cancer, Jacqueline Roberts helped her pick up her daughter—and resume the battle.