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Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Smokers Quit

September 2, 2014
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Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Smokers Quit

By: Karen Weintraub For the last 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women. More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers like gum and patches. More men succeed on medications. Sherry McKee, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, thinks she...

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Free Mortgage Assistance Scheduled For Waterbury

August 27, 2014
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A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at CoCo...

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RESCUECOM Debuts Reliability Grades in the 2014 Q2 Computer Reliability Report

August 23, 2014
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RESCUECOM’s computer reliability report for the second quarter of 2014 shows Samsung maintaining its position as the top manufacturer in computer reliability.  Samsung kept its spot at the top of the reliability rankings for the second straight quarter, holding firm against its competition. Asus...

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Women And Weight: Living In A Hall Of Mirrors

August 22, 2014
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Women And Weight: Living In A Hall Of Mirrors

By: Susan Campbell This is not original with me, but what if all women living in the U.S. wore their weight written on small placards around their necks? (Mine would say “150.” Let’s just get that out there.) Would...

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Hospital Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients

August 22, 2014
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No company or industry appears to be safe from cyber attacks. Not even hospitals. Yesterday, Community Health Systems said information on 4.5 million patients was stolen in a cyber attack that may have originated in China. The data breach may have impacted...

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FTC Asks Court To Shut Down Phony Debt Relief and Credit Repair Scheme Defendants Claimed Government Affiliation and Presidential Endorsements

August 22, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission asked a federal court to shut down a scam that targeted financially distressed Americans by pitching a phony debt relief and credit repair program, and by falsely claiming the program was provided and funded by...

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Feds Take Action Against Auto Finance Company For Distorting Borrower Credit Reports

First Investors Fined $2.75 Million for Knowingly Providing Inaccurate Information to Credit Reporting Agencies for Years The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against an auto finance company that distorted consumer credit records for years. Texas-based First...

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Consumer Groups Urge Rejection Of CL&P Proposed Rate Hike

August 20, 2014
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AARP Connecticut and Connecticut Consumer Action Group (CCAG) are urging residents to contact the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and tell them to reject what they call an “unfair and unreasonable” rate request by the Connecticut Light and...

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Children’s Hospitals Issue Recommendations On Obesity Screening

August 20, 2014
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Children’s Hospitals Issue Recommendations On Obesity Screening

By: Lisa Chedekel With obesity rates rising among children, leaders of the nation’s top children’s hospitals are recommending that primary care pediatricians help to identify and treat four related medical conditions, previously found in adults, that may be overlooked....

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