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Calcium Poses No Increased Risk Of Cardiac Ailments In Women

Despite studies that may have turned off older women from taking calcium supplements, experts and new findings say there is no increased risk of having cardiovascular problems – if women communicate with their doctors and take the supplements properly. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Gender Pay Gap Extends Into Retirement For Women

The gender wage gap has existed as long as women have been in the workplace, and despite legislation through the years -- 1963’s Equal Pay Act, and 2009’s Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act – the gap doesn’t seem to be closing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Soak Up The UV Rays; Skin Cancer Rates On The Rise

As melanoma rates continue to rise nationally, particularly among young people, experts warn that skin cancer will become increasingly common unless community leaders and policy makers emphasize its prevention. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DeLauro Seeks To Raise Age Limit For Children Enrolled In WIC

Thousands of Connecticut children could potentially avert hunger and gain access to healthy foods under proposed legislation to raise a federal nutrition program’s age limit. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Legislative Wrap Up: Bills Passed To Stem Substance Abuse, Reduce Restraint Use

Lawmakers this session approved bills that put in place new initiatives to stem substance abuse and opioid overdoses, change the way restraints and seclusion are used in Connecticut schools and limit the use of shackles on juveniles in court. (more…) Continue Reading →

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