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GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

December 19, 2014
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GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

By: Cara Rosner The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency. The VA also needs to do a better job monitoring veterans who are prescribed antidepressants and in tracking suicides,...

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Feds Sue Texas Firm For Sham Credit Card Scheme

Union Workers Credit Services Also Duped Consumers Into Thinking the Company Was Affiliated With Unions Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is suing a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, for deceiving consumers into paying fees to sign up for a sham credit...

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Two Connecticut Doctors Fined $5,000 Each By Med Board

December 16, 2014
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Two Connecticut Doctors Fined $5,000 Each By Med Board

By: Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board fined a New London obstetrician $5,000 Tuesday for mistakenly cutting ligaments on the sides of a woman’s uterus instead of the fallopian tubes during a tubal ligation. The board also imposed a year of probation on...

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Older Vets Make Up Most Of Unemployed, New VA Report Shows

December 12, 2014
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Older Vets Make Up Most Of Unemployed, New VA Report Shows

By: Lisa Chedekel Veterans ages 18 to 54 had similar, or slightly lower, rates of unemployment than their civilian counterparts from 2000-2013, but older veterans were more likely than their peers to be unemployed, according to a new report...

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Use Delia’s Gift Cards Before They Become Worthless

December 12, 2014
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Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are advising Connecticut residents who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits to the retail establishment Delia’s to use their gift cards as...

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Ct Joins Multistate Settlement with PointRoll to Resolve Internet Privacy Allegations

December 11, 2014
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Ct Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined a $750,000 multistate settlement with digital advertising company PointRoll, Inc. that resolves an investigation into whether the company...

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Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

December 9, 2014
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Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

 By: Cara Rosner By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit. The study, published...

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Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited Following Lapses In Care

December 9, 2014
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Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited Following Lapses In Care

By: Cara Rosner State health officials have fined four Connecticut nursing homes following lapses in care that resulted in falls and injuries. St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull was fined $1,020 after a state Department of Public Health inspection found...

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Operating Profits Drop At Connecticut Hospitals: New Report

December 8, 2014
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Operating Profits Drop At Connecticut Hospitals: New Report

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals saw gains from their operations tumble 35 percent in the last fiscal year, with seven of 29 hospitals reporting operating losses, according to a new state report. While hospitals still ended the year...

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