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Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In Connecticut

October 20, 2014
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Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In Connecticut

By: Lisa Chedekel  Connecticut’s share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show. Federal cancer institute funding to Connecticut fell to $33.4 million in 2014 – down from $41.1 million in...

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Years After Weight Loss Surgery, Patients Seek Treatment For Eating Disorders

October 15, 2014
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Years After Weight Loss Surgery, Patients Seek Treatment For Eating Disorders

By: Magaly Olivero Morbidly obese individuals who had weight loss surgery are seeking treatment for eating disorders years after their procedure, prompting concerns among some experts about the assessment process used to identify surgical candidates. “They are terrified of gaining the weight back,” said Dr. Sara Niego, medical director of the Eating Disorders Program...

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Exploring Black Cohosh, Hot Peppers, In Breast Cancer Treatment

October 13, 2014
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Exploring Black Cohosh, Hot Peppers, In Breast Cancer Treatment

By: Jenifer Frank Dr. Erin Hofstatter, a young research scientist and breast cancer specialist at Yale’s Smilow Cancer Hospital, often prescribes tamoxifen, raloxifene and similar drugs to her patients. The drugs “reduce your risk (of cancer recurring) by half … but they come with baggage,” she tells her patients, “hot flashes, night sweats, leg...

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Six Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Verbal Abuse, Lapses In Care

October 7, 2014
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Six Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Verbal Abuse, Lapses In Care

By: Kate Farrish  Six nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with cases of verbal abuse, a resident who was given morphine by mistake and a resident who broke a bone after jumping out of a window. On Aug. 12, Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury was...

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