Amputees Organize

by Paul Bass | Feb 6, 2018 1:24 pm

Paul Bass PhotoBrenda Novak and Herb Kolodny were lucky: They got insurance coverage for their new limbs. Now they’re working on ensuring that other people who lose arms and legs have the same opportunity to restart their lives in full rather than be confined to wheelchairs.

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Opioid Myths Busted

by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2018 1:30 pm | Comments (7)

Paul Bass PhotoShut down detox centers. Get people bed rest. And methadone.

Those might not sound like the most popular ideas for dealing with the growing opioid crisis.

Two experts who have studied the crisis in depth, as part of seeking solutions, argue that those ideas will work better than what society is doing now.

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Vaccine Call Issued

by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm | Comments (5)

Aneurin Canham-Clyne PhotoThe worst is yet to come this flu season, state epidemiologist Matthew Cartter said Friday morning, as part of a public call for New Haveners, especially kids, to get vaccinated.

Cartter, speaking on behalf of the Connecticut Department of Health, said the flu season will likely get over the next four weeks before gradually dissipating by early April. Cartter added that this flu season, while not catastrophic, is more severe than usual.

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