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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

November 29, 2016
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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

By Peggy McCarthy Robert Hunter was raped in the Navy when he was 19, a memory he repressed for 32 years. When the memory returned, he drank heavily and endured mental health problems. After receiving help from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, he decided to build “something good from something horrible” and bring attention...

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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

November 28, 2016
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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes for various violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents. Groton Regency Center was fined $2,260 for two incidents that happened in September. On Sept. 12, two staff...

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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

November 17, 2016
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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

By Jenifer Frank Reported cases of tuberculosis jumped 17 percent in Connecticut from 2014 to 2015, mirroring a national and global trend and prompting federal officials to ask primary care providers to be on the alert for at-risk patients. The state Department of Public...

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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

November 17, 2016
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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined four nurses, including three for their abuse of alcohol or drugs. The board suspended the registered nursing license of Lori Riley of Sharon after finding that she...

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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

November 17, 2016
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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

By Peggy McCarthy Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress...

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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

November 16, 2016
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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

By Lisa Chedekel The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday revoked the medical license of a Bristol doctor who had inappropriate sexual conduct with female patients while working in Maine. Also, the board rejected a consent order that would...

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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

November 15, 2016
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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

By Lisa Chedekel Ten Connecticut prescribers, including a Derby nurse who is at the center of a federal kickback probe, were responsible for more than 23 percent of the state’s Medicare spending on opioids in 2014, suggesting that the...

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Yale Study: Monitoring Brain Activity Key To Autism Treatment, Outcomes

November 15, 2016
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Yale Study: Monitoring Brain Activity Key To Autism Treatment, Outcomes

By Cara Rosner Observing the brain activity of preschool children with autism can help predict their response to treatment for the disorder, according to a study by Yale University researchers. The finding is groundbreaking because it can help match...

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Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

November 4, 2016
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Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

By Cara Rosne Connecticut hospitals reported increases in patient deaths or serious injuries due to falls and medication errors in 2015 compared to 2014, but an overall drop in “adverse events,” according to a new state report. The report,...

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