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National events encourage suicide conversation

Once a taboo subject, suicide is being talked about openly lately due to the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and a recent controversial court case in Taunton, Mass. in which a teenage girl was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages and phone...


The Science Of Helping Golfers Avoid Injury

At the TPC River Highlands, golf’s best are gearing up to tee off June 22 at Connecticut’s only PGA tour stop, the Travelers Championship.  As thousands of spectators converge upon the course in Cromwell, they’ll be watching every move the pros make — checking out their swings, their walk, their warm-ups...


Exercising In The Summer: Why Proper Hydration Matters

Robert Schmelzer, an exercise physiologist and program manager for Good Life Fitness at Hartford HealthCare, offers some tips on staying healthy while working out during the hot day of summer: Q: When you are exercising in the heat of the summer, what do you recommend to keep yourself safe from...


Your Nutrition: Top Picks In Health-Fitness Apps

If thumbing through social media was an Olympic sport, we would bring home the gold. According to a study released in March by analytics firm Flurry,  Americans spend nearly five hours each day on their phone and, from an earlier study by Informate Mobile Intelligence, check Facebook, Twitter and other social...