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Doctors, Dietitians And Executive Chef Team Up For C-HIT Diabetes Forum

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For the roughly 9 percent of Connecticut’s population who live with diabetes, eating healthy and knowing how foods can affect the disease is crucial to managing it.

The Conn. Health I-Team, (www.c-hit.org) in collaboration with ConnectiCare and the Hispanic Health Council, is hosting a public forum featuring a sampling of healthy food choices on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Lyceum in Hartford, where experts will discuss the latest developments in diabetes treatments and offer advice about how adopting a healthy lifestyle can help combat the disease.

The free event, “Recipes for Healthy Living: Defeating Diabetes,” will include a social hour, cooking demonstration and food tasting ...

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Hartford’s LCS Tells Aids Patients – “Let’s Not Talk About Survival — Let’s Talk About Living.”

 

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Charles Capers is quite emotional about his involvement with a support group focused on Latinos and others that are infected with AIDS or HIV. Capers, a 64-year-old peer support specialist with the group, has a personal stake in the matter — he has been infected with AIDS for 34 years, he said, and has made it a point of pride to go on living rather than resign himself to the old perception that the illness is an automatic death sentence.

“My attitude is that ‘I am going to come at you’ and you are going to listen,” he said. “People need ...

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Citing Environmental Concerns, Puerto Rico’s Governor Rejects U.S. Insecticide To Fight Zika

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Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that he will not authorize aerial spraying with the insecticide naled to fight an increase in Zika cases as U.S. health officials have urged.

Instead, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he will support the spraying of Bti, an organic larvicide. He said it should be sufficient to fight the mosquito-borne virus along with other ongoing efforts, but hoped no child would be “born with congenital defects because of the decision I took.”

Zika can cause microcephaly, a rare defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.

Puerto Ricans in recent weeks have organized several protests against the use of naled, ...

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