<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usMon, 23 Oct 2017 19:05:29 -0400Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:05:29 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Nutritionists Rank Halloween Candy from Better to Worst]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_070930054765.jpg
Some Halloween treats are trickier than others when it comes to sugar and calories. Here's a better way to dip into your kids' candy stash.NBC News worked with experts to size up the nutritional labels of some...

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<![CDATA[Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:40:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2017-10-20+at+6.28.07+AM.png
Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks."If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...

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<![CDATA[America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:23:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_668885564479.jpg
Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 20...

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<![CDATA[Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:02:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17285593800516.jpg
With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress.Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:32:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whole-foods-recall.jpg
Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said.]]>
<![CDATA[14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:34:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fentanyl+10-09.PNG
An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PRmedicine_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.Nearly...

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<![CDATA[Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Reach Agreement for New 3-Year Contact]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Governor_Responds_to_News_of_Aetna_Move.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA[How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:13:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20171002+Hug.JPG
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...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/US-Health-Care-2-CR-150637884759400002.jpg
Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...]]>
<![CDATA[CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:27:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:37:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/drunk_pack_stock_image.jpg
In the final hours of his life, Tim Piazza lay on a couch in a Penn State frat house barely conscious and occasionally vomiting from alcohol poisoning and serious internal injuries.Twice on a night of...

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<![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

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