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Drug Treatment Centers Cited For Unsanitary Conditions, Fined

May 20, 2015
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Drug Treatment Centers Cited For Unsanitary Conditions, Fined

By: Kate Farrish A Bridgeport company has been fined $3,000 by the state Department of Public Health for multiple violations, including poor supervision of medication and unsanitary conditions, at two substance abuse treatment centers it operates in Waterbury. On May 6, Connecticut Renaissance Inc. signed consent orders with DPH agreeing to a $1,000 fine...

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Stamford Psychiatrist Fined; Hamden Psychiatrist Must Hire Monitor

May 19, 2015
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Stamford Psychiatrist Fined; Hamden Psychiatrist Must Hire Monitor

By: Kate Farrish A Stamford psychiatrist who fabricated a radiology report was fined $7,000 Tuesday and had her medical license placed on probation for six months by the state Medical Examining Board. At its meeting in Hartford Tuesday, the board also placed the medical license of a Hamden psychiatrist on probation for a year...

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Binge, Heavy Drinking Rates Rise In State, Especially For Women

May 18, 2015
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Binge, Heavy Drinking Rates Rise In State, Especially For Women

By: Lisa Chedekel Rates of heavy drinking in Connecticut spiked 21.3 percent between 2005 and 2012, while binge-drinking rates rose nearly 14 percent, with the largest increases among women drinkers, a new report shows. The increases put Connecticut’s drinking rates above the national average, with survey data from some counties showing that more than...

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UConn Clinics Struggled To Meet Mental Health Needs Of Students

May 13, 2015
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UConn Clinics Struggled To Meet Mental Health Needs Of Students

By: Matthew Zabierek During her years at the University of Connecticut, Naomi Adler suffered such severe depression that sometimes, she couldn’t get out of bed to go to class. But students like her could not always receive prompt treatment at the campus clinic. “They need to be able to get people help faster,” said...

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