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Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 04:31 PM EDT

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 03:53 PM EDT

Obama Admin. Vets Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Drive

Obama Admin. Vets Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Drive

Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment on Nov. 1, the...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 02:25 PM EDT

Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Reach Agreement for New 3-Year Contact

Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Reach Agreement for New 3-Year Contact

Hartford HealthCare says it has reached a deal with Aetna today and they have a new three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018, when the current contract expires.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:13 PM EDT

How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family

How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family

Feeling overwhelmed, powerless or angry as you watch news of another mass shooting, this one in Las Vegas? Those feelings are normal, even for people who don't have ties to Nevada or anyone there, according...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:51 PM EDT

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid for Abortions

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid for Abortions

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:27 PM EDT

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

Melania Trump is listening and learning about the nation's opioid epidemic. The first lady heard Thursday from experts and people affected by addiction to drugs whom she invited to the White House for a...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 01:38 PM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:50 PM EDT

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they've been flummoxed because one supportive senator is in the hospital. That was President Donald...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 01:36 PM EDT

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and...

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NBC CT Health and Wellness Festival Set for Oct. 28
NBC CT Health and Wellness Festival Set for Oct. 28
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