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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...


Report: State Near Top In ED, Hospital Visits For Opioid Abuse

Connecticut has one of the nation’s highest rates of opioid-related inpatient stays in the country, according to a federal government report released June 20 that also shows 1.27 million emergency department visits or inpatient stays nationwide in a one-year period. The data, compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and...


Recipe: Spinach Salad With Grapes, Gorgonzola Cheese And Almonds

Fill your diet with more green vegetables than red meat and you might reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Spinach, a superfood, is a star among green vegetables. It’s a great source of vitamins A, C, E and K, vitamin B6, calcium, folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorus, potassium and copper. This...


Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care Center To Open In Glastonbury

Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and doctors in oversize examination rooms visible to all through transparent “smart glass”...