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Women And Weight: Living In A Hall Of Mirrors

August 22, 2014
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Women And Weight: Living In A Hall Of Mirrors

By: Susan Campbell This is not original with me, but what if all women living in the U.S. wore their weight written on small placards around their necks? (Mine would say “150.” Let’s just get that out there.) Would that make life any easier? Because if you are a female living in the United...

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Children’s Hospitals Issue Recommendations On Obesity Screening

August 20, 2014
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Children’s Hospitals Issue Recommendations On Obesity Screening

By: Lisa Chedekel With obesity rates rising among children, leaders of the nation’s top children’s hospitals are recommending that primary care pediatricians help to identify and treat four related medical conditions, previously found in adults, that may be overlooked. The leaders, including Dr. Elizabeth Estrada, director of the Pediatric Obesity Center at Connecticut Children’s...

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Seven Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Medication Errors, Injuries

August 19, 2014
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Seven Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Medication Errors, Injuries

By: Kate Farrish Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors and incidents that led residents to be burned or break a leg. In two separate citations on July 24, Sharon Health Care Center was fined $1,580 and $1,050 in connection with several violations...

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Connecticut Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

August 11, 2014
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Connecticut Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

  By: Magaly Olivero Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field report. “We used to see eating disorders start at 13 or 14. Now we frequently...

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