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Surge In STDs Attributed To Unsafe Sex, Hookups

October 17, 2017
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Surge In STDs Attributed To Unsafe Sex, Hookups

By Laurie Tarkan The number of people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease has increased in Connecticut as well as across the country, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Though experts caution that some of the increase is due to better screening, they are concerned about an actual rise...

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Less Access To Health Services, Programs In Rural Connecticut Areas Take Toll

October 4, 2017
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Less Access To Health Services, Programs In Rural Connecticut Areas Take Toll

By Jodie Mozdzer Gil Connecticut’s rural residents die at higher rates than their city and suburban counterparts and a large percentage of those deaths may be preventable if better public health programs or better access to health care services were available, according to the...

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Why Women—More Than Men—Can’t Sleep

September 28, 2017
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Why Women—More Than Men—Can’t Sleep

By Cara Rosner 5 hours ago Millions of Americans will have a hard time falling or staying asleep tonight, and research says most of them will be women.“Insomnia is definitely more common in females, and it seems to begin fairly early on,” said Dr....

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Connecticut disciplines Nine Nurses

September 22, 2017
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Connecticut disciplines Nine Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined nine nurses this week, including taking action against seven nurses who abused drugs or alcohol. The board revoked the license of Christine Tracy, a licensed practical nurse, for...

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Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

September 20, 2017
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Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

By Cara Rosner There’s no denying it: most of us are stressed. Stress levels in the country are at their highest in at least a decade, research shows, and a recent American Psychological Association (APA) study found two-thirds of...

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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

September 19, 2017
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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

By Kate Farrish A son and mother who practice medicine in West Hartford were fined a total of $11,500 today by the state Medical Examining Board for prescribing high doses of opioids for patients without monitoring them for drug...

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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

September 13, 2017
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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

By Adam Wisnieski A New Britain couple, seriously hurt in a cellphone-related car accident on Route 8 in Harwinton, received a $1.3 million settlement in November. The previous year, a jury awarded a Torrington woman $1.4 million after a...

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Eight Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

September 13, 2017
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Eight Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

By Cara Rosner September 11, 2017 State health officials cited and fined eight nursing homes for various violations that resulted in lapses in care. The Reservoir in West Hartford was fined $2,360 after staff failed to give a resident’s...

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Drowning Can Be Averted, But Connecticut Water Safety Funds Have Shrunk

September 1, 2017
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Drowning Can Be Averted, But Connecticut Water Safety Funds Have Shrunk

By Christine Woodside Trying to walk out to Charles Island at Silver Sands State Park in Milford this summer, George Swaby drowned after he and a friend were swept up in a fast current off a sandbar. Beachgoers watched...

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