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  • FDA Moves to Reduce Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

    March 20, 2018

    The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advancing a plan to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to “minimally or non-addictive levels.” In a statement released March 15, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he is asking for a regulatory review to explore a product standard…

  • How School Walkout Could Help Ease Children’s Fears of Gun Violence

    March 15, 2018

    If your kids participated in the nationwide school walkout March 14 to protest gun violence they weren’t just taking a stand.  They might also be helping their mental health and easing anxiety they feel about a mass shooting happening at their school. A month after 17 students were gunned down…

  • Rep. DeLauro: ‘I’ll Fight Like Hell’ for Opioid-Treatment Funding

    March 14, 2018

    Better care coordination, job training for social workers and expanding the recovery coach program were some of the suggestions during a roundtable discussion Monday led by U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro at the Rushford Silver Street facility in Middletown. The event was attended by more than 30 addiction experts, law enforcement…

  • Teens need early intervention

    March 09, 2018

    Pediatric experts call for annual depression screenings Although early treatment is seen as an important first step to combating depression, only about half of depressed adolescents are diagnosed before becoming adults. Primary care physicians only identify about one out of every three adolescents with depression, and only about half of those…

  • Kevin Love, the NBA and Depression: Panic Attack vs. Panic Disorder

    March 08, 2018

    On the January night Kevin Love left the Cleveland Cavaliers blowout loss to Oklahoma City citing a “medical issue,” some in the media called Love “soft” and some players even hinted that the five-time All Star quit on his team.  What they didn’t know was that Love was in the…

  • Medical Marijuana Not Approved to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

    March 08, 2018

    On Monday, Feb. 26, the state Board of Physicians tabled a proposal to add opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawals to Connecticut’s list of approved medical marijuana conditions, citing a need to further consult with mental health and addiction experts. The Board considered three other chronic conditions and diseases at…

  • Rushford in Avon to Hold Free Talk on Administering Narcan to Overdose Victims

    March 08, 2018

    Rushford will host a free community talk on identifying an opioid overdose and the administration of Narcan on Tuesday, March 13, from 6:30-8 pm at the Rushford facility at 35 Tower Lane in Avon. Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of opioids in overdose victims, is now available…

  • Managing stress takes more effort as we get older

    March 05, 2018

    Stress is like taxes and death – one of life’s certainties — but as we age, the types of stress we face and our ability to handle it changes, and not always for the better. “Contributors to stress and anxiety vary with age,” says Peter Lucchio, Psy.D., of the Institute…

  • Hospital Social Workers: Leaders, Champions and Patient Advocates

    February 26, 2018

    For patients and their families, the stress of a hospital stay can be overwhelming. Faced with serious health challenges, the patient’s physical needs come first. Yet the situation most likely requires more than physical care. This is when the hospital social worker becomes an invaluable resource to the both the…

  • ‘Fresh Check Days’ Help College Students Stay in Check with Mental Health

    February 22, 2018

    At first glance, it looks like so many other events on a college campus. Inflatable obstacle courses, t-shirt tie-dying stations, and a student-led yoga class pepper the lawn. Students stroll by booths representing different campus groups, collecting Frisbees, sunglasses and other giveaways. Others line up by a row of local…

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