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Think You Know Your Portable Generator? Take This Test

A portable generator solves your most immediate Isaias-related problem, an agonizing power outage that could last days in some parts of Connecticut, as long as you know what you’re doing. Test your generator knowledge: Q. Which creates more carbon dioxide, a portable generator or a car’s exhaust? A. A single [...]

Headache or Migraine? These 3 Questions Will Tell You

“Take two aspirin and call me in the morning” may be the punchline to an old joke, but for many years it was also the remedy most people chose when they had a headache. Of course, science and medicine evolve. Pain management in general and headaches in particular have become [...]

Feeling Powerless After Isaias, COVID-19? It’s a Test of Our Coping Skills

After the COVID-19 pandemic, a state shutdown, mass unemployment and disruption of school and family life comes Isaias, one of the most devastating tropical storms to hit Connecticut since Sandy in 2012. Enough is enough. “This sort of disaster over the last 24 hours has absolutely pushed some people to [...]

Research: Inhibiting Gene in Test Mice Can Quiet Parkinson’s Tremors

When University of California-San Diego (UCSD) scientists transformed brain cells into functioning neurons that restored dopamine, eliminating Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms in test mice, humans watched with anticipation. The research, “Reversing a model of Parkinson’s disease with in situ converted nigral neurons,” was published this summer in the journal Nature. [...]

How to Make it Through The Toughest Days of COVID-19

By Amanda Brill Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center It’s entirely reasonable during a pandemic to feel more stressed, anxious, lonely and depressed than usual. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people seemed to be doing OK. Researchers wanted to know what they were or were [...]

How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook [...]

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