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Long ER Stays For Connecticut Kids In Crisis On The Rise

July 19, 2014
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Long ER Stays For Connecticut Kids In Crisis On The Rise

By: Lisa Chedekel Just a few years ago, it was rare that children with mental health problems would spend two or more nights in the emergency room at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Only 40 children stayed that long in 2010. So far this year, more than 250 children have spent multiple nights in the...

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“Medical Homes” In Connecticut Improve Quality, Lower Costs, But Challenges Remain

July 16, 2014
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“Medical Homes” In Connecticut Improve Quality, Lower Costs, But Challenges Remain

By: Magaly Olivero The use of nationally certified medical homes to coordinate the care of Connecticut’s Medicaid patients has led to improved quality, a 2 percent cut in per person costs, and a 32 percent increase in the number of participating providers during an 18-month period. The news comes as the state moves forward...

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Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War

July 8, 2014
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Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War

 By: Peggy McCarthy   It’s been nine years since Eunice Ramirez served in Iraq, but she still suffers from war wounds – post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, respiratory problems and frequent crying triggered by her memories. Suzanna Smaldone, who also returned home from Iraq in 2005, lives in constant pain and can’t bring herself to talk...

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Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Some Cancers

June 26, 2014
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Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Some Cancers

By: Karen Weintraub What if an aspirin a day could keep cancer away? A growing body of scientific research suggests that aspirin can prevent some cancers of the digestive system, and maybe even breast and prostate, too. In the latest study, published today in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Yale University researchers...

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