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Women Vets Unaware Of Veteran Medical Benefits

October 28, 2011
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Women Vets Unaware Of Veteran Medical Benefits

Written by Peggy McCarthy A female Marine Corps veteran, who was in desperate need of mental health services, didn’t know she could get help from the VA until 17 years after she left the service. Trina Parker, of West Haven, said many women like her, who were in the military in peace time think...

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VA Mental Health Caseload Climbing By Tens of Thousands

October 27, 2011
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Written by Lisa Chedekel The number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans receiving mental health care from the VA has quadrupled since 2006, with PTSD and depression the most common diagnoses, a new report by the federal Government Accountability Office shows. The report shows that over a five-year period from 2006 through 2010, more than...

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Home Care Health Inspections Lag In Ct, Fines Rarely Imposed

October 25, 2011
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Home Care Health Inspections Lag In Ct, Fines Rarely Imposed

Written by Colleen Shaddox  THOMAS MACMILLAN PHOTOS Tish Allen, a home health nurse, checks Judy Tabor’s vitals. Nurse Tish Allen hooks Judy Taber to a vacuum system to promote healing of Taber’s latest pressure ulcer. Allen asks how Taber’s pain rates today on a scale of one to 10. “Nine,” replies Tabor, who suffers...

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Hartford Elder Care Fined And Must Be Supervised Independently After Resident’s Death

October 12, 2011
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Hartford Elder Care Fined And Must Be Supervised Independently After Resident’s Death

Written by Lisa Chedekel   A Hartford rest home will be monitored by a special consultant, after a June incident in which a resident set himself on fire and died while the home’s overnight attendant was asleep in her room. Fernwood Manor on Girard Avenue has agreed to hire an independent consultant to oversee its...

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