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Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

August 22, 2017
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Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago The number of low-income Connecticut children receiving dental sealants, a treatment to prevent tooth decay, has grown in recent years and the state’s participation rate outpaces the nation. In 2016, 44,497 (19.6 percent) of the 226,111 children ages 5 to 16 enrolled in the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership...

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Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors

August 16, 2017
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Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records. The medical license of the plastic surgeon, Dr. Laurence Kirwan, was also placed on...

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Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

August 16, 2017
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Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

By Cara Rosner As the opioid epidemic deepens, Yale researchers say starting treatment with medication is the most cost-effective way to treat patients in hospital emergency departments. People with opioid addiction often seek treatment in EDs for overdoses and other ailments. Those who receive...

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As FDA Testing Resumes Of Herbicide, So Does Connnecticut Opposition

August 9, 2017
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As FDA Testing Resumes Of Herbicide, So Does Connnecticut Opposition

By Gary Stoller As the federal government renews tests to determine how much glyphosate is in America’s foods, Connecticut environmental groups, organic farmers and a U.S. senator say it’s time to limit the use of, or ban, the popular...

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Norwalk Residential Care Facility Fined, Ordered To Hire Consultant

August 1, 2017
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Norwalk Residential Care Facility Fined, Ordered To Hire Consultant

By Cara Rosner State health officials have fined a Norwalk residential care home $1,000 and ordered it to hire an independent consultant after uncovering safety violations there earlier this year. Carlson Place was ordered to hire a consultant within...

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Deported Army Veteran Gains U.S. Citizenship, Reunited With Connecticut Family

July 25, 2017
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Deported Army Veteran Gains U.S. Citizenship, Reunited With Connecticut Family

By Peggy McCarthy Arnold Giammarco, the Army and National Guard veteran deported to Italy nearly five years ago, is back home in Connecticut with his wife and daughter. On May 14, 2011, federal immigration officials stormed Giammarco’s porch as...

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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Gets Another Chance To Keep License

July 25, 2017
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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Gets Another Chance To Keep License

By Kate Farrish A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student will get another chance to keep his nursing license. Last week, the Board of Examiners for Nursing vacated a...

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Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

July 25, 2017
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Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing has disciplined four nurses, including three in cases involving alcohol or drugs. The board on July 19 temporarily suspended the registered nurse license of Fernando Roldan of Hartford for...

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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

July 20, 2017
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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was fined $3,000 for...

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