Katy Perry’s “Roar” Inspires Avon Cancer Patient, 10, to Make a Video

11/20/13

Katy Perry’s “Roar” Inspires Avon Cancer Patient, 10, to Make a Video

Morgan Platt has never let her special circumstances stop her. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, in June 2011, and has been fighting tirelessly — with rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since her diagnosis. Despite her cancer, she is still a kid — a fourth-grader at Roaring Brook School in Avon. She loves what almost every child loves: music, dancing, crafts and friends. Throughout her treatment, Katy Perry’s song “Roar” has inspired Morgan to keep fighting. The strength she derived from Perry’s anthem inspired her to use it as the soundtrack for a Youtube video she created with the help of medical staff and fellow patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kathy Platt said her daughter...

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Connecticut Doctors Prescribe Fewer Generic Drugs Than Average

11/18/13

Connecticut Doctors Prescribe Fewer Generic Drugs Than Average

Lipitor and Plavix, the two most costly drugs in the database, were prescribed by Connecticut doctors to the tune of about $84 million in 2011.

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Yale Physician Says Damage We've Done With Bad Habits Reversibile

11/17/13

Yale Physician Says Damage We've Done With Bad Habits Reversibile

“Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well” (Hudson Street Press), is Dr.David Katz’s program for teaching us the skills to undo the damage we have already done to ourselves and our bodies — and to help us live happier lives in the process.

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Bioscience Connecticut Projects Creating UConn Health Center Jobs

11/11/13

Bioscience Connecticut Projects Creating UConn Health Center Jobs

Construction at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, as a result of Bioscience Connecticut, an job-creation initiative signed into legislation by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in June 2011, has spurred over 1,000 construction jobs since ground was broken in June 2012.

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University of New Haven Gets $150,000 to Study Lyme Disease

11/08/13

University of New Haven Gets $150,000 to Study Lyme Disease

About $100,000 has been used to buy an atomic force microscope, which Eva Sapi, associate professor of biology and environmental science, will use to study bacterial structure.

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