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PTSD Is Top Diagnosis Among Women Vets Treated By CT VA

March 24, 2017
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PTSD Is Top Diagnosis Among Women Vets Treated By CT VA

By Peggy McCarthy The top diagnosis of women veterans treated in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it is usually accompanied by other mental health illnesses, according to VA officials. Most women veterans suffer from a mental illness, studies show, and the VA is taking steps to focus...

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

March 22, 2017
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

By Kate Farrish 19 hours ago The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday disciplined a Fairfield pulmonologist for improperly prescribing opioids and a former UConn Health doctor who had stolen medication from the health center for his private practice. Dr. Igal Staw, who works at Respiratory Associates in Fairfield, was reprimanded, fined $7,500 and has...

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Connecticut Ranks High In Opioid-Related Visits To Hospitals

March 21, 2017
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Connecticut Ranks High In Opioid-Related Visits To Hospitals

By Lisa Chedekel 12 hours ago In less than eight hours last June, Yale New Haven’s emergency department treated 12 patients who had overdosed on opioids. Three died; nine were saved. With opioids in wide circulation, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, chief of emergency medicine at the hospital and chair of emergency medicine at Yale School...

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Risk Of Death In Connecticut Linked To Where You Live

March 14, 2017
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Risk Of Death In Connecticut Linked To Where You Live

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut has seen significant reductions in deaths from breast and colon cancer in the last three decades, but the state exceeds the national mortality rate for uterine cancer and three other cancers, as well as for mental health and substance use disorders. An analysis of data compiled by the Institute for...

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