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Westport Plastic Surgeon Fined $10,000, Placed On Probation

April 21, 2015
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Westport Plastic Surgeon Fined $10,000, Placed On Probation

By: Kate Farrish A plastic surgeon who had previously been fined $29,000 for sloppy record-keeping and rusty and dirty equipment at his Westport clinic was fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the state Medical Examining Board in connection with a 2009 rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Joel B. Singer also had his medical license placed on probation...

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Mental Health Is Main Cause Of Hospitalizations in CT, New Data Show

April 20, 2015
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Mental Health Is Main Cause Of Hospitalizations in CT, New Data Show

By: Lisa Chedekel Mental disorders surpassed respiratory problems and all other ailments as the leading cause of hospitalization in Connecticut in 2012 for children ages 5 to 14, teenagers and younger adults, according to a new state health department report. The report shows that the number of days that patients with behavioral health problems...

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CT Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

April 17, 2015
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CT Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

By: Peggy McCarthy Veterans’ exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families’ health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be informed of their exposure to toxic substances and to establish a research center focusing on the...

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Nursing Home Fined After Resident Chokes On Carrot, Dies

April 13, 2015
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Nursing Home Fined After Resident Chokes On Carrot, Dies

By: Kate Farrish Two nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health, including a home in Wallingford that was fined $2,500 in connection with the choking death of a resident. On Feb. 25, the Village Green of Wallingford received the fine in connection with the Feb. 4 incident in which...

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