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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

March 27, 2015
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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

 By: Lisa Chedekel | March 26, 2015   ShareEmail Print A state lawmaker who is pushing public health and hospital officials to make data on hospital infection rates available to consumers, in the wake of a C-HIT story, says he is “encouraged” by a new website on hospital quality launched by the Department of...

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Amazon Kindle Rated Highly For Reliability

March 27, 2015
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RESCUECOM’s 2015 Computer Reliability Report brings some interesting shifts among the big names in computer and tablet manufacturers. Most noteworthy in the 2015 report is the massive lead Amazon has claimed over the competition. With a higher reliability score than the rest of the...

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Shelton Nursing Home Fined, Ordered To Hire Monitor

March 26, 2015
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Shelton Nursing Home Fined, Ordered To Hire Monitor

By: Kate Farrish A Shelton nursing home owned by Brian Foley – who was sentenced to three months in a halfway house in January in a campaign corruption scandal – has been fined $5,000 for lapses in care and ordered to hire a nursing...

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Medication Errors, Falls Result In Ct Nursing Home Fines

March 23, 2015
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Medication Errors, Falls Result In Ct Nursing Home Fines

By: Kate Farrish Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors or residents who fell or sustained broken bones. On Feb. 5, two fines totaling $2,740 were imposed on...

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VA Jail Release Program Provides Ct Veterans With Housing, Health Care

March 23, 2015
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VA Jail Release Program Provides Ct Veterans With Housing, Health Care

By: Peggy McCarthy A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock’s outlook changed drastically...

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Anonymous Credit Card Data Can Still Give Away Your Identity

March 21, 2015
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By LowCards.com Anonymized credit card data that masks the purchaser’s name, card number and other factors may not be as “anonymous” at it seems. According to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published in Science, it only...

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50 Million Credit Card Consumers Now Have Access To Free Credit Scores

 New Study Indicates that Consumers Access Credit Scores and Credit Reports in a Variety of Ways but Confusion Persists The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reported that more than 50 million consumers now have free and regular access to...

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Health Law Complicates Tax Season: What Consumers Need To Know

March 19, 2015
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Health Law Complicates Tax Season: What Consumers Need To Know

By: Magaly Olivero With tax season underway, some Connecticut taxpayers are struggling with the Affordable Care Act mandate that all Americans must report their health insurance status on their federal income taxes. “It’s been a big source of confusion...

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Tax Deadline Less Than a Month Away; IRS Free File Offers Free Tax Services

March 18, 2015
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Free Software Available at www.IRS.gov/FreeFile for Taxpayers Making $60,000 or Less; Basic E-Filing & Online Extensions Available to All Americans With less than one month left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading...

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