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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

February 27, 2015
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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise. by Charles Ornstein   (David Sleight/ProPublica) This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government’s health watchdogs have delivered a...

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Two Million Americans Were Victims of Medical Identity Theft in 2014

February 25, 2015
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By LowCards.com More than two million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2014, according to new information from the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. The Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft found the number of consumers affected by medical identity theft has...

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Big Data is New Tool Used in Consumer Lending

February 23, 2015
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By LowCards.com Two new start-ups have recently opened their doors to help consumers with limited or no credit files obtain a loan. These consumers find it difficult, if not impossible, to borrow from traditional lenders because the credit bureaus do not have enough information...

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Three Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

February 23, 2015
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Three Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

By: Cara Rosner Three Connecticut nursing homes have been cited and fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations, including two instances in which residents were physically injured. Wilton Meadows Health Care Center was fined $1,160 for...

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What Are The Most Common Computer Problems?

February 21, 2015
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RESCUECOM has released a new Computer Repair Report outlining the top problems technology users experience. This report is a modern day refresh of our previous report on the top computer problems; it covers all technology, including tablets, smart phones...

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Drug Treatment Centers Fined, Placed On Probation

February 21, 2015
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Drug Treatment Centers Fined, Placed On Probation

By: Cara Rosner A company that runs substance abuse treatment centers in New Haven and Bridgeport has been fined $10,000 and each facility has been placed on probation for two years after state health inspectors found various violations at...

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Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

February 20, 2015
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Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

By: Lisa Chedekel  A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare’s drug program in 2012 – an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show nurse practitioners rarely...

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Ct Med Board Drops Charges Against Doctor, Fines Others

February 18, 2015
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Ct Med Board Drops Charges Against Doctor, Fines Others

 By: Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday withdrew charges that a Putnam gynecologist had inappropriate physical and sexual contact with a patient because the doctor has agreed to stop practicing medicine. Dr. Ronald Archibold voluntarily agreed...

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Department of Consumer Protection Warns Consumers about IRS Tax Debt Relief Offers

February 17, 2015
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If you have unpaid tax bills, you may notice new advertisements promising to help you “settle your tax debt,” or “avoid tax liens and levies.” The Department of Consumer Protection is issuing a consumer warning today about numerous companies...

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