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Binge, Heavy Drinking Rates Rise In State, Especially For Women

Drinking by County

Rates of heavy drinking in Connecticut spiked 21.3 percent between 2005 and 2012, while binge-drinking rates rose nearly 14 percent, with the largest increases among women drinkers, a new report shows. The increases put Connecticut’s drinking rates above the national average, with survey data from some counties showing that more than one in five adults are binge drinkers -- defined as consuming more than four drinks a day for women and five for men on at least one occasion in the past 30 days. (more…) Continue Reading →

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May 7 Forum On Teen Mental Health Open to Parents, Teachers, Clinicians

As state policymakers debate ways to improve mental health services for youths, the Connecticut Health I-Team (www.c-hit.org) is hosting a forum May 7 that will bring together parents, clinicians, educators and others to discuss ways to identify, treat and prevent teen depression. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs

Women between the ages of 30 and 55 tend to ignore early heart attack symptoms, which may be part of the reason more young women die from heart attacks than young men, according to new research by Yale School of Public Health. (more…) Continue Reading →

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