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AP
March 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says the startling increase in fatal fentanyl-related overdoses continued in the state during 2018, while total accidental overdose deaths decreased slightly. Dr. James Gill released last year's accidental overdose data Friday. He says...
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John Silva
February 07, 2019 - 4:13 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Widespread flu activity continues in Connecticut. New figures released today by the state Department of Public Health show there have been 22 deaths associated with influenza since the season started in August. That's up by eight from numbers released last week. DPH...
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John Silva
January 31, 2019 - 4:46 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health reports three additional deaths attributed to influenza so far this year. That brings to 14, the number who have died from flu during the current season which began in August. DPH reports of those who have died, nine were aged 65 or...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga. A report released on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019 estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)
AP
January 31, 2019 - 9:42 am
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a liquid nicotine solution is poured into a vaping device at a store in New York. According to a study released on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, twice as many people successfully quit smoking using electronic cigarettes than older nicotine gums and patches, providing the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers break their addiction to cigarettes. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP
January 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence...
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