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Middletown Vinal Tech’s LPN Program Faces Closure

February 9, 2016
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Middletown Vinal Tech’s LPN Program Faces Closure

By Kate Farrish The licensed practical nursing program at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown is in danger of closing because too few graduates have been passing the LPN licensing exam. Vinal Tech’s passing rate has been rising since it was 53 percent in 2012, but it remained at only 75 percent May 1...

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Legislative Proposal Aims To Stem Suicides Of Women Vets

February 9, 2016
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Legislative Proposal Aims To Stem Suicides Of Women Vets

By Lisa Chedekel A study showing that women veterans commit suicide at six times the rate of civilian women has prompted U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and colleagues to propose legislation requiring the VA to develop gender-specific suicide prevention programs. The “Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act” would expand the Department of Veterans Affairs’ annual evaluation...

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Veteran Found Dead At West Haven VA Died Of Heroin Intoxication

February 1, 2016
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Veteran Found Dead At West Haven VA Died Of Heroin Intoxication

By Peggy McCarthy A U.S. Army veteran found dead in a public bathroom at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven died of accidental heroin intoxication, according to Dr. James R. Gill, the state medical examiner. Zachary Paul-Allen Greenough, 28, of Uncasville, was participating in a residential program where he was free to leave...

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Essure Contraceptive Under FDA Review After Public Outcry

February 1, 2016
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Essure Contraceptive Under FDA Review After Public Outcry

By Maryellen Fillo When Alyson Hannan, 44, decided she was done having children, she chose Essure, a non-surgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.The day the tiny metal coils were inserted into her fallopian tubes in her doctor’s office is one that she can’t forget, said Hannan, regional sales...

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