Saying bye-bye to a used mattress in Connecticut has changed dramatically during the past year-and-a-half, as Connecticut became one of only three states in the nation to institute a statewide mattress recycling program. The initiative, approved by the state legislature two years ago and underway since May 2015, has gained a solid foothold here, according […]
Connecticut ranks 26th among the nation’s 50 states in providing protections for elder abuse, according to a new analysis of state policies by the financial website WalletHub.
Connecticut is the 7th oldest population in the nation. The U.S. Census Bureau expects the national population aged 65 and older to nearly double from 43.1 million in […]
If you’re looking for a Panera location in Connecticut, check twice before you head out for a sandwich. There may be a new location opening nearby, or the locale you’re familiar with may have already closed its doors.
The churn at Panera may not be unusual, but it did come as an unwelcome surprise to […]
Obscured in recent months by the intense presidential campaign, the furor over the price of pharmaceutical company Mylan’s life-saving EpiPen may be moving back to center stage in Washington as questions continue about Connecticut’s policy and the varying impact on school districts across the state. The EpiPen is the widely used medical device that quickly […]
It would be disingenuous to describe the results as surprising, but a new study has found that marketing for baby and toddler food and drinks often contradicts the advice of health professionals.
According to the study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, companies tend to use marketing […]
Almond Joy, Milky Way and M&Ms are the likely candies to be greeting Connecticut trick-or-treaters as they move from door to door later this month. That’s according to candystore.com, which sells bulk candy on-line, in their review of sales data from 2007 through 2015.
Connecticut’s favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy, with 2,619 pounds […]
In Connecticut, a planned, sequential PK-12 Coordinated School Health (CSH) education curriculum is a system designed to addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health. CSH aims to improve students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together.
A new nationwide survey indicates that the […]
West Virginia had the highest prevalence of cigarette use in the United States, according to a new CDC study. Utah had the lowest, and Connecticut had the 10th lowest rate.
Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC determined that the prevalence of cigarette use in West Virginia was 26.7%, while […]
Connecticut now has the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.
Connecticut’s adult obesity rate is currently 25.3 percent, up from 16.0 percent in 2000 and from 10.4 percent in 1990.
According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed […]
More Connecticut households are struggling to pay for their most basic needs, according to a new report from United Way. More than one out of four households – in one of the wealthiest states in the U.S. – are employed, yet still fall below what is needed to thrive financially. That is an increase in […]
The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2017 Global Health & Innovation Conference, to be held in New Haven at Yale University on April 22-23, 2017.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is […]
Heart disease, cancer and accidents were the leading causes of death in Connecticut according to data released by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The other major causes of death in Connecticut include chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, kidney disease and septicemia.
Tackling the opioid epidemic at the federal, state, and local levels will be the focus of the featured panel when the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrates 100 years of public health in Connecticut at the 2016 CPHA annual conference in November.
In addition to the expert panel on opioid abuse, there will be more […]
Unhealthy snack food brands such as Cheetos, Fruit-by-the-Foot and Froot Loops have reformulated their products to meet new USDA Smart Snacks nutrition standards so they can be sold to kids in schools. But these products often come in packages that look similar to the unhealthy versions of the brands that are still sold in stores […]
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