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Connecticut Community Health Centers Face Uncertain Financial Future

May 23, 2017
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Connecticut Community Health Centers Face Uncertain Financial Future

By Cara Rosner Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) in Connecticut have expanded services, upped their staffing and renovated their facilities mostly due to increased revenue streams from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Connecticut and the 30 other states that opted for the ACA Medicaid expansion program have benefitted from billions of dollars in...

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Connecticut Disciplines Seven Nurses

May 17, 2017
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Connecticut Disciplines Seven Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing today disciplined seven nurses, including five for abusing drugs or alcohol. The board members also recommended that the state Department of Public Health hold a hearing in the case of Mary Howe of Griswold, a...

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Veterans Discharged For Misconduct Often Suffer From Mental Health Illnesses

May 17, 2017
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Veterans Discharged For Misconduct Often Suffer From Mental Health Illnesses

By Peggy McCarthy A federal report has found that 62 percent of military personnel discharged for misconduct from 2011 through 2015 had been diagnosed with mental illnesses that could have caused their behaviors. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report concluded that the military failed...

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Med Board Fines Yale Doctor $10,000, Cites Five Others

May 17, 2017
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Med Board Fines Yale Doctor $10,000, Cites Five Others

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday fined a Yale New Haven Hospital doctor $10,000 for abandoning a patient who was detoxing and reached an agreement with a Norwalk doctor to stop practicing medicine because his lapse...

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Clinical Trials In Need Of Diversity

May 11, 2017
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Clinical Trials In Need Of Diversity

By Sujata Srinivasan Edith Baker of Plainville faced a devastating reality that patients with advanced cancer inevitably confront. She had stopped responding to conventional treatment. Radiation and chemotherapy could no longer contain her stage 4 bladder cancer.But there was...

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Number Of Lead-Poisoned Connecticut Children Drops, But More Showed Higher Levels

May 9, 2017
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Number Of Lead-Poisoned Connecticut Children Drops, But More Showed Higher Levels

By Jenifer Frank Nearly 1,400 new cases of lead-poisoned children under age 6 were reported in Connecticut in 2015, a slight drop from the year before, but more children showed higher levels of poisoning. A child whose blood test...

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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

May 8, 2017
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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

By Cara Rosner State health officials have fined three Connecticut nursing homes for various incidents, including one in which a resident died last year. Apple Rehab Farmington Valley in Plainville was fined $2,140 for three violations that occurred in...

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Independent Willington Living Facility Fined After Resident Was Found Dead In Pond

May 4, 2017
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Independent Willington Living Facility Fined After Resident Was Found Dead In Pond

By Cara Rosner State health officials have fined a Willington independent living facility $1,500 after a resident left the facility last fall and was found dead in a nearby pond several days later. In addition to the fine, High...

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‘Model’ Rocky Hill Nursing Home For Paroled Inmates To Get Federal Funds

April 26, 2017
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‘Model’ Rocky Hill Nursing Home For Paroled Inmates To Get Federal Funds

By Adam Wisnieski Inside the 60 West nursing home in Rocky Hill, two residents played solitaire to the sound of soul music. Others sat in wheelchairs beneath a simulation of rolling clouds, while one got a haircut in a...

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