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Password Managers Could Limit Identity Theft

January 28, 2015
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Written by LowCards.com Password managers could be an answer to the growing fear of identity theft. In general, consumers do a very poor job of creating secure passwords. Most people use a password that is a memorable word and possibly a number or symbol. Hackers have now created tools that can break most passwords...

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Ct Lawmakers Seek To Limit Use Of Shackles On Juveniles In Court

January 28, 2015
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Ct Lawmakers Seek To Limit Use Of Shackles On Juveniles In Court

By: Karen Schmidt Concerns about the use of shackles on juveniles in court have prompted two lawmakers, Rep. Bruce Morris of Norwalk and Rep. Toni Walker of New Haven, to introduce legislation to limit the use of restraints. The proposals are in response to...

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Residents’ Absences, Injuries Result In Connecticut Nursing Home Fines

January 23, 2015
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Residents’ Absences, Injuries Result In Connecticut Nursing Home Fines

 By: Kate Farrish The state Department of Public Health has fined six nursing homes more than $1,000 each for incidents that included residents leaving the homes unattended and falls that resulted in injuries. On July 18, Danbury Health Care Center was fined $1,300 in...

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Two Nursing Homes Cited After Resident Deaths

January 22, 2015
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Two Nursing Homes Cited After Resident Deaths

By: Kate Farrish Seven nursing homes were recently fined more than $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health, including a Bridgeport home and a Hamden facility that were each cited in connection with the death of a...

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New Generation Of Vets Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Shows

January 21, 2015
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New Generation Of Vets Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Shows

By: Lisa Chedekel Justin Eldridge’s family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five, as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment...

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Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Connecticut Hispanics And Blacks

January 19, 2015
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Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Connecticut Hispanics And Blacks

By: Magaly Olivero Connecticut’s diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from...

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Ct Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

January 6, 2015
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Ct Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by hospital errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows....

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Major Data Breaches of 2014

January 5, 2015
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A year ago, the country was rocked by the Target data breach. Previously, consumers rarely thought about the security on their credit or debit cards. But all that changed when Target reported that 40 million debit and credit card...

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Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise, As Mother-Baby Support Systems Expand

December 29, 2014
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Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise, As Mother-Baby Support Systems Expand

By: Marie Shanahan Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA’s Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory. “Small victory for today....

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