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Menopause Puts Women At Higher Risk Of Fall-Related Injuries

February 13, 2017
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Menopause Puts Women At Higher Risk Of Fall-Related Injuries

By Cara Rosner A growing number of women are getting hurt by falling, and they are much more likely to suffer fall-related injuries than men, data show. From 2011 to 2014, 51 women per 1,000 population were hurt in falls, up from 47 per 1,000 from 2005 to 2008, according to recent data from...

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Inpatient Mental Health Coverage Rare For Connecticut Insurance Plans

February 11, 2017
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Inpatient Mental Health Coverage Rare For Connecticut Insurance Plans

By Lisa Chedekel February 9, 2017 The state’s top insurers were more likely to approve claims for mental health services in 2015 than the year before, but rates of rejection for residential care remained high, a new state report shows. About 6.4 percent of claims for mental health services were rejected by eight top...

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Proposed Connecticut Bill Would End ‘Custody For Care’

February 8, 2017
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Proposed Connecticut Bill Would End ‘Custody For Care’

By Lisa Chedekel State officials and parent advocates gave different versions Tuesday of how often, and why, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) takes custody of children with severe behavioral health problems – and whether the practice should continue. Advocates, including a group of adoptive parents, told the legislature’s Committee on Children that...

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Mix Of Connecticut Programs Helping Low-Income Families Build Healthy Eating Habits

January 26, 2017
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Mix Of Connecticut Programs Helping Low-Income Families Build Healthy Eating Habits

By Colleen Shaddox Connecticut doctors and health care workers are battling childhood obesity by helping low-income families make healthier food choices, and coaching busy parents on fast but healthy ways to feed their children. Children are more likely to be obese if they grow up in low-income families, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

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