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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

September 26, 2016
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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

By Sujata Srinivasan When Adam Berger, 29, who has Type 1 diabetes, decided to get a sandwich from a deli, he first ran it by his mobile application ezbds, which he launched in Stamford two years ago.The app told him that in the past when he’d eaten that particular sandwich from the same deli,...

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

September 21, 2016
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday fined two doctors for inappropriately prescribing drugs and rejected a New Haven doctor’s $5,000 fine, saying it was too lenient. The board fined Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller of Torrington $5,000 and reprimanded him. A consent order said that for several years, he prescribed hydrocodone with...

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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

September 19, 2016
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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

By Cara Rosner The state has ordered a Litchfield rest home to hire an independent consultant after finding various violations, including alcohol use and suspected marijuana use among residents. In a consent order signed Sept. 12, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) said Fernwood Rest Home Inc. has to hire an independent contractor,...

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Asthma ER Visits And Hospitalizations Drop In Many Connecticut Communities

September 15, 2016
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Asthma ER Visits And Hospitalizations Drop In Many Connecticut Communities

By Jodie Mozdzer Gil The rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations dropped in many Connecticut communities, the latest data from the state Department of Public Health show. Overall, 58 percent of communities saw a decrease in the age-adjusted rate of emergency room visits, while 63 percent saw a decrease in the rate...

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