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Veteran Found Dead At West Haven VA Died Of Heroin Intoxication

February 1, 2016
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Veteran Found Dead At West Haven VA Died Of Heroin Intoxication

By Peggy McCarthy A U.S. Army veteran found dead in a public bathroom at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven died of accidental heroin intoxication, according to Dr. James R. Gill, the state medical examiner. Zachary Paul-Allen Greenough, 28, of Uncasville, was participating in a residential program where he was free to leave...

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Essure Contraceptive Under FDA Review After Public Outcry

February 1, 2016
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Essure Contraceptive Under FDA Review After Public Outcry

By Maryellen Fillo When Alyson Hannan, 44, decided she was done having children, she chose Essure, a non-surgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.The day the tiny metal coils were inserted into her fallopian tubes in her doctor’s office...

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Yale Program Trains Child Care Providers On Proper Way To Administer Meds

January 27, 2016
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Yale Program Trains Child Care Providers On Proper Way To Administer Meds

By Cara Rosner On any day, thousands of Connecticut children need to be given medication while in child care centers, but many providers don’t know how to properly administer the medications, studies show. To change that equation, the Yale School of Nursing developed a...

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Federal Waivers Could Make Health Insurance In Connecticut More Accessible, Affordable

January 25, 2016
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Federal Waivers Could Make Health Insurance In Connecticut More Accessible, Affordable

By Cara Rosner Health insurance coverage might be more accessible and affordable in Connecticut if the state applied for certain Affordable Care Act and Medicaid waivers, according to advocates who say the options should be explored. Two waivers in...

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Connecticut Med Board Reprimands, Fines Doctors

January 19, 2016
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Connecticut Med Board Reprimands, Fines Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday reprimanded a Litchfield physician for his abuse of alcohol and violating professional boundaries with an office employee. In unrelated cases Tuesday, the board also fined two doctors and a...

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Drunk-Driving Fatalities Decline In Connecticut, But State Ranks High In Impaired Drivers

January 19, 2016
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Drunk-Driving Fatalities Decline In Connecticut, But State Ranks High In Impaired Drivers

 By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut saw a decline in drunk-driving fatalities in 2014, but the state still ranks among the highest in the country in the percentage of traffic deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers, new federal data show. Ninety-seven of the...

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Five Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Two Deaths, Lapses In Care

January 12, 2016
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Five Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Two Deaths, Lapses In Care

By Kate Farrish Five nursing homes have been fined at least $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with lapses in care, residents who fell and broke bones and two residents who died. On Dec....

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Bed Bugs: Our Creepy, Pervasive And Expensive Problem

January 11, 2016
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Bed Bugs: Our Creepy, Pervasive And Expensive Problem

By Jenifer Frank A Norwalk-based exterminator was called to an apartment building in the New Haven area and, entering one unit, he found the walls “dripping with bed bugs.” The same company, Bliss Pest Control of Connecticut, answered a...

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Report Raps Army For Not Monitoring Psychiatric Medication Use

January 8, 2016
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Report Raps Army For Not Monitoring Psychiatric Medication Use

By Lisa Chedekel The Army is not properly monitoring the prescribing of medications to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active-duty soldiers to ensure that antipsychotics and sedatives are not being used, a new government report says. The report...

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