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John Silva
January 10, 2019 - 2:18 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - New data on influenza activity released by the state Department of Public Health shows two additional deaths since the last DPH report. That brings to six, the number of deaths attributed to the flu this season, dating back to last August. DPH says five of the deaths were...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
AP
December 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's 44-year history, far...
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John Silva
December 03, 2018 - 11:41 am
(New Britain, Conn./WTIC) - Central Connecticut State University officials say a student is being treated for bacterial meningitis. University officials first alerted the campus community regarding the seriously ill student on Sunday. Today, the state Department of Public Health reported test...
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AP
December 01, 2018 - 11:13 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Department of Public Health is teaming up with local health departments to provide free and low-cost flu vaccine clinics. The state agency is urging all residents over the age of six months to get the flu shot. State flu clinics will be open Saturday in 15...
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Sarah DiMeo
November 11, 2018 - 12:41 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new condition can now be treated with medical marijuana in Connecticut. The General Assembly's Regulations Review Committee has agreed that chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders is eligible for treatment with the drug. With this change,...
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Bill Pearse
October 26, 2018 - 7:51 pm
(HARTFORD,Conn./WTIC Radio) - A second flu death has been confirmed in Connecticut. The person was between 50 and 64 years of age. The previous death was a person over 65.Last flu season 175 flu-associated deaths were reported.The season began early, flu activity became widespread in December and...
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