Lisa Carberg, WTNH News 8

Lisa Carberg

WTNH News 8

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Past articles by Lisa:

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

Connecticut launches ‘Summer at the Museum’ program, free admission for kids under 18 years-old

Governor Lamont and Connecticut officials announced the launch of ‘Summer at the Museum’, a new state program that offers free admission to museums across Connecticut for residents 18 and under. → Read More

Mill Pond Pool temporarily closed due to system updates

Mill Pond Pool has been closed until further notice, according to Newington Parks and Recreation officials. → Read More

Supreme Court won’t revive school’s transgender bathroom ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Virginia school board's appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban, handing a victory to transgender rights groups and a former high school student who fought in court for six years to overturn the ban. → Read More

Unpleasant smells are another COVID side effect

Some people who get infected with COVID experience a loss of smell and taste. Now doctors are seeing some of those patients experience extremely unpleasant smells from things like dish soap, spaghetti sauce and smoke. → Read More

Health Headlines: Yale Medicine and Cardiologist speak on “COVID long haulers”

(WTNH) -- On Wednesday's health headlines, the U.S. reaches a grim milestone: 600,000 COVID-19 deaths. About 23% seek help for new health issues after having the virus. → Read More

Can an app diagnose a COVID-19 cough? A Yale doctor weighs in on the smart technology

Imagine coughing into your phone to find out if you have COVID-19. Scientists at MIT are using artificial intelligence in an app that could diagnose a COVID-19 cough. → Read More

Some children hospitalized for COVID-19 and related inflammation syndrome

For the most part, children have been resilient when they contract COVID-19, but in the past year some have been hospitalized, most just to be monitored, but not all. → Read More

Yale doctor weighs in on safer way to travel in vehicles amid pandemic

Even during the pandemic most people still have a need to travel, but the inside of a vehicle is not considered to be a safe place. A recent study sheds light on how it can be done without having all of the windows down. → Read More