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Two Connecticut Doctors Fined $5,000 Each By Med Board

December 16, 2014
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Two Connecticut Doctors Fined $5,000 Each By Med Board

By: Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board fined a New London obstetrician $5,000 Tuesday for mistakenly cutting ligaments on the sides of a woman’s uterus instead of the fallopian tubes during a tubal ligation. The board also imposed a year of probation on the medical license of Dr. Jeffrey Simpson, who made the...

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Older Vets Make Up Most Of Unemployed, New VA Report Shows

December 12, 2014
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Older Vets Make Up Most Of Unemployed, New VA Report Shows

By: Lisa Chedekel Veterans ages 18 to 54 had similar, or slightly lower, rates of unemployment than their civilian counterparts from 2000-2013, but older veterans were more likely than their peers to be unemployed, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The report also shows that the majority of...

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Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

December 9, 2014
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Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

 By: Cara Rosner By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit. The study, published today in The Journal of Neuroscience, measured in a new way how and where nicotine...

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Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited Following Lapses In Care

December 9, 2014
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Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited Following Lapses In Care

By: Cara Rosner State health officials have fined four Connecticut nursing homes following lapses in care that resulted in falls and injuries. St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull was fined $1,020 after a state Department of Public Health inspection found a resident who had been left unattended fell and suffered multiple facial fractures and a...

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