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Antipsychotic Use Drops In Ct Nursing Homes, New Data Show

September 20, 2014
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Antipsychotic Use Drops In Ct Nursing Homes, New Data Show

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut still ranks high among states in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents, but its rate of use has dropped 21.6 percent since 2011 – more than the national average — new government data show. The data, released Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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Does Your Community Have Access To Affordable Food?

September 17, 2014
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Does Your Community Have Access To Affordable Food?

By: Julia Werth  As one of the wealthiest towns in the state, Darien has few residents who routinely go hungry. It’s also ranked in the bottom quartile of Connecticut when it comes to services for residents who may forgo a meal, according to a recent food accessibility survey. With a median household income of...

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Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary

September 17, 2014
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Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary

By: Lisa Chedekel After months of delays, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz as the new Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Schwartz, 69, a former nurse and Air Force veteran, was chosen for the national post last...

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Ct Med Board Stops Employee’s Use Of Fat-Melting Laser On Clients

September 16, 2014
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Ct Med Board Stops Employee’s Use Of Fat-Melting Laser On Clients

By: Kate Farrish The Connecticut Medical Examining Board Tuesday ordered an employee of Laser55 of West Hartford to stop using an infrared laser device to heat fat tissue for potential weight loss, saying it constitutes the practice of medicine without a license. Though the board found that Pamela Borselle of Berlin is certified in...

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