Health News | NBC Connecticut

Health News

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:43 PM EDT

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

States Push to Protect Birth Control Despite Failed GOP Bill

States Push to Protect Birth Control Despite Failed GOP Bill

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 08:54 AM EDT

José Olé Taquitos Recalled for Possible Rubber, Plastic

José Olé Taquitos Recalled for Possible Rubber, Plastic

Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of frozen "José Olé" taquito products that may be contaminated with rubber and plastic, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The...

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 03:43 AM EDT

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 03:10 AM EDT

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 05:09 AM EDT

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:43 PM EDT

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

The now-withdrawn House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. The...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill's repercussions for...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Serves More Than 3,000 People
NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Serves More Than 3,000 People
Documents with account numbers, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information that are improperly discarded can make you vulnerable to identity theft. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out