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Food Insecurity: A Rising Pandemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic has cracked open and exposed the perils of deeply ingrained inequities on many fronts: economic, social, educational, judicial and medical. We see the impact of these inequities in a variety of ways, including through rising rates of food insecurity. As […]

Pandemic Breastfeeding

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH It’s a great time to review the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, babies, and the environment as August is National Breastfeeding Month.  This particular year, it is also worth looking at the value of breastfeeding in the middle of a pandemic and precautions […]

Speak Up for Children

By: Elaine Wang, MD The first time I ever wrote a letter to a legislator, I was in the 4th grade. We were learning about “current events” at school and our teacher tasked us with writing letters to our state representatives. I no longer remember what the subject […]

Easy Breathing Asthma Program Goes Digital

By: Jessica Hollenbach, PhD and Christine Langton, MSW, MPH The COVID-19 pandemic placed new pressure on healthcare providers to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Innovative solutions are more welcome and necessary than ever. Our Easy Breathing asthma management program, which is a program of Connecticut Children’s […]