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Ct Prisons Try To Span Learning Gap

August 4, 2011
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Ct Prisons Try To Span Learning Gap

Written by Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald TONY BACEWICZ PHOTOS Instructor Roseanne Palaia-Sessa teaches math at Manson Youth Institution. Christine Murphy recalls a young man who was barely able to read when he first was imprisoned at the Brooklyn Correctional Institution. “Within six months he had made a three-year gain in reading,” said Murphy, director of...

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Ct School Coaches Learning About Head Injuries

August 2, 2011
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Ct School Coaches Learning About Head Injuries

Written by Gayla Cawley When Rich Angarano’s players hit the football field this season, not only will he be watching their tackles, passes and touchdowns, but for signs that a player should pulled from a game following a hard hit to the head. Angarano, head football coach of the Bobcats at Brookfield High School, now...

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Medical Residents To Get More Sleep, But Will It Be Enough?

July 28, 2011
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Medical Residents To Get More Sleep, But Will It Be Enough?

Wrtitten by Jennifer Kaylin For the second time in eight years, the organization that regulates graduate medical education has limited the number of hours interns and residents may work at a time. The move, enacted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is intended to prevent medical errors resulting from sleep deprivation,...

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Ct Chronic Pain Patients To Get Faster Access To Premium Drugs

July 19, 2011
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Ct Chronic Pain Patients To Get Faster Access To Premium Drugs

Written by Colleen Shaddox Patients with chronic pain will get faster access to higher-cost prescription drugs starting Jan. 1 A bill placing limits on step therapy was signed into law recently by Gov. Dannel Malloy.  Step therapy now requires patients to try lower-cost remedies first. Only after those fail to control pain would more...

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