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Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

September 20, 2017
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Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

By Cara Rosner There’s no denying it: most of us are stressed. Stress levels in the country are at their highest in at least a decade, research shows, and a recent American Psychological Association (APA) study found two-thirds of respondents feel stressed about the future. Kate Mitcheom, certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. To learn...

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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

September 19, 2017
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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

By Kate Farrish A son and mother who practice medicine in West Hartford were fined a total of $11,500 today by the state Medical Examining Board for prescribing high doses of opioids for patients without monitoring them for drug abuse. The board fined Dr. Corey Jaquez of the West Hartford Medical Center $7,500 and...

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Medication Helps People Stay Off Opioids

September 18, 2017
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Medication Helps People Stay Off Opioids

By Colleen Shaddox Combining medication with other forms of therapy can help people with opioid addition avoid relapse by calming cravings and managing the symptoms of withdrawal. Less than half of the privately drug addiction programs nationally offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and even in those programs, only one-third of patients receive MAT, according to...

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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

September 13, 2017
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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

By Adam Wisnieski A New Britain couple, seriously hurt in a cellphone-related car accident on Route 8 in Harwinton, received a $1.3 million settlement in November. The previous year, a jury awarded a Torrington woman $1.4 million after a driver, talking on his cellphone while turning, struck her head-on, breaking her wrist and causing...

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