Lisa Carberg, WTNH News 8

Lisa Carberg

WTNH News 8

Connecticut, United States

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Recent articles by Lisa:

New Alzheimer’s drug trial results gives a Connecticut man hope

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Bruce and Linda Meyers of Gales Ferry have been married for 45 years. It’s been a life full of boating and travel. Then, 11 years ago, they started to realize Bruce was experiencing memory issues. He was 70 years old. “It’s a frustrating disease to work with, both for Bruce […] → Read More

Yale expert explains dangers in recalled dry hair shampoos

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Unilever is voluntarily recalling several of its brands of spray dry shampoo due to potentially elevated levels of the dangerous chemical benzene. “Benzyne’s a well-known cancer-causing agent,” said Dr. Christopher Bunick, an associate professor of dermatology at Yale University. “Benzynes are well linked to blood cancers like leukemia.” Unilever is […] → Read More

Health Headlines: Connecticut pediatrician seeing kids hospitalized with COVID, urges vaccinations

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Rocky Hill Pediatrics has been busy seeing sick children since kids began heading back to school. “While we’re seeing a lot of COVID we’re also starting to see some RSV, bronchiolitis, and a variety of other fall viruses,” Dr. Jenny Schwab said. Schwab chairs the Connecticut Children’s Care Network of […] → Read More

Health Headlines: Yale doctor speaks on link between COVID and brain damage

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New research shows a connection between covid and brain damage. Records of 5.6 million people in the U.S. who have not had covid were compared with the records of 154,000 veterans who did have covid. Those who were positive experienced more brain dangers. “A really substantial increase in their risk […] → Read More

CDC recommends first updated COVID-19 booster

Conn. (WTNH) — The CDC officially recommended COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for ages 18 years and older. In the coming weeks, the CDC also expects to recommend updated COVID-19 boosters for other pediatric groups. When data is available and FDA authorizes these other types of […] → Read More

State activates bird flu plan after recent cases discovered

Officials in Connecticut are enacting a bird flu plan statewide, keeping an eye on bird flu after cases were detected in mallard ducks in New London County. → Read More

Health Headlines: Distinguishing pandemic from endemic

(WTNH) — In today’s health headlines, could the full blown COVID 19 pandemic be drawing to a close? The difference between a pandemic and an endemic, and why you’re more likely to die from COVID in this country and if you lived anywhere else? Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, chief of Yale Medicine Emergency Medicine Administration and […] → Read More

Organs Wanted: Future of transplantation with animal organs and machines

Living organ donors are becoming an increasingly important part of the organ procurement process and now animal organs and machines that tune up marginal organs may play a role. → Read More

How do you properly thaw a turkey? How long can you keep Thanksgiving leftovers?

The last thing anyone hosting a holiday would want is to make their guests sick. → Read More

Guilford scientist unveils his company’s rapid at-home COVID-19 test

Guilford scientist Dr. Jonathan Rothberg unveiled his new, at-home rapid COVID-19 test called Detect at a kick-off event at his company’s headquarters on Friday. → Read More

Yale doctor on the need for COVID boosters for adults 18+

With a rising trend of cases of COVID-19 infection and vaccine protection waning, there is a possibility that everyone aged 18 and over could be eligible for a booster shot by Thanksgiving. → Read More

All clear given after bomb threat evacuates several buildings at Yale University

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Law enforcement agencies declared Yale University buildings safe, hours after a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of several buildings. All buildings were cleared and all roads in the area reopened just before 7 p.m., according to Mayor Justin Elicker’s office. Ten buildings on campus were evacuated in response to a […] → Read More

Yale doctor on Merck antiviral COVID-19 pill approval in the UK

Health regulators in the United Kingdom have approved Merck's antiviral COVID-19 pill and some doctors here in the U.S. believe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in the United States will not be far behind. → Read More

Tips to help caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia

There are more than 11 million family members and friends across the country caring for a person living with Alzheimer's disease. November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month. → Read More

Number of COVID cases in young kids in CT reaches about 25,000 since start of pandemic

Children ages 11 and under continue to be a group very vulnerable to COVID. A Yale Medicine infectious disease doctor wants to debunk the myth that COVID does not affect kids. → Read More

How the CDC’s reversal on mask guidance will impact CT and upcoming school year

With the CDC reversing course on some mask guidelines, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont weighed in saying that our state will probably continue to follow the agency's lead on in-school learning this fall for all kids K-12 regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

Causes of ‘Reentry Anxiety’ for students in the fall, adults returning to in-person offices

It may seem like summer just got started, but in a few weeks kids will be heading back to school and many will be returning to work in-person for the first time since before the pandemic. → Read More

COVID will become the ‘disease of the unvaccinated’ says Yale infectious disease doctor

With the COVID-19 positivity rate on the rise in Connecticut, health experts are seeing the spike in cases is primarily those who still have yet to get a vaccination, even though shots are readily available. → Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics recommending masks for everyone in schools regardless of vaccination status

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a recommendation that everyone older than the age of 2 should wear masks in schools regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

Doctor discusses common summer injuries and their treatments

It should come as no surprise that people are more active in the summer. → Read More