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Ct Outlaws Tooth Whitening At Spas, Malls

June 13, 2011
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Ct Outlaws Tooth Whitening At Spas, Malls

Written by Colleen Shaddox Most tooth whitening services performed in spas, salons and shopping malls were outlawed last week by the Connecticut Dental Commission. The commission, comprised of six dentists and one lay member, ruled tooth whitening “dentistry,” which must be performed under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Because tooth whitening had not...

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Ct Lawmakers Tighten Doctor Discipline

June 13, 2011
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Ct Lawmakers Tighten Doctor Discipline

Written by Lisa Chedekel The Connecticut  legislature has adopted a provision that will make it easier for the Connecticut Medical Examining Board to discipline doctors who have faced license suspension or disciplinary action in other states. The new provision would allow the board or the Department of Public Health to act against the licenses...

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CtHealth: Many Ct Parents Still Nervous About Childhood Vaccines

June 9, 2011
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CtHealth: Many Ct Parents Still Nervous About Childhood Vaccines

Written by Lisa Chedekel About one-third of parents of young children worry that vaccines may cause learning disabilities such as autism, while more than 40 percent question whether they are safe, according to a new survey published in Health Affairs. The survey, analyzed by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

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CtHealth: Westport Ambulatory Surgery Center Fined, On Probation

June 3, 2011
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CtHealth: Westport Ambulatory Surgery Center Fined, On Probation

Written by Lisa Chedekel The Connecticut state health department has fined and reprimanded an ambulatory surgery center in Westport, after suspending its license in May, for violations ranging from failing to ensure that registered nurses were present during surgeries, to failing to properly clean operating instruments. In a May 24 consent order signed by...

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