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CT Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

April 17, 2015
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CT Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

By: Peggy McCarthy Veterans’ exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families’ health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be informed of their exposure to toxic substances and to establish a research center focusing on the...

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Nursing Home Fined After Resident Chokes On Carrot, Dies

April 13, 2015
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Nursing Home Fined After Resident Chokes On Carrot, Dies

By: Kate Farrish Two nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health, including a home in Wallingford that was fined $2,500 in connection with the choking death of a resident. On Feb. 25, the Village Green of Wallingford received the...

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Ct Insurance Department Launches Online Consumer Newsletter

April 9, 2015
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How long does my health insurer have to pay my claims? Does my homeowner’s insurance cover damage from the ice dams this winter? Am I eligible for discounts on my auto insurance premium? The answers to these questions and more are featured in the...

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Feds Take Action Against Mortgage Lender For Deceptive Practices

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against RMK Financial Corporation for deceptive mortgage advertising practices, including ads that led consumers to believe that the company was affiliated with the U.S. government. The CFPB is ordering RMK...

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High-Prescribing Nurse Surrenders Drug Licenses

April 7, 2015
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High-Prescribing Nurse Surrenders Drug Licenses

By: Lisa Chedekel A Derby nurse practitioner whose prolific prescribing of potent narcotics was the subject of a February story by C-HIT has surrendered her state and federal licenses to prescribe controlled substances and is the subject of an...

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Free Document Shredding Scheduled For Watertown and Mansfield April 18

April 7, 2015
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Consumers need to do all they can to protect their identity, particularly in the wake of data breaches that have exposed millions of electronic records in recent months. On April 18th, four Connecticut state agencies are teaming up to...

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More Dentists Now Treating Low-Income Patients, But Coverage Gaps Persist

April 6, 2015
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More Dentists Now Treating Low-Income Patients, But Coverage Gaps Persist

By: Cara Rosner Thousands of low-income adults and children have gained access to dental services in recent years as the number of dentists accepting Medicaid and HUSKY patients has soared, according to state data. At the end of last...

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Best 5 Balance Transfer Credit Cards

April 4, 2015
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By LowCards.com Balance transfer credit card offers have been flooding the market for some time, giving consumers with a good credit score the opportunity to save some money. Issuers are offering cards with a 0% APR for 15-18 months...

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Forum Will Address Roles Unemployment, Food Security Play In People’s Health

March 31, 2015
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Forum Will Address Roles Unemployment, Food Security Play In People’s Health

By: Cara Rosner Struggles with unemployment, food insecurity and unstable housing can take a serious toll on individuals’ health, and stronger social supports could play a key role in improving their well-being, according to an advocacy group. While national...

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