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Grants Available For Activities For Connecticut Military Kids

October 2, 2011
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Grants Available For Activities For Connecticut Military Kids

Written by Peggy McCarthy Since 2006, 298 Connecticut military children have received grants to pay for extracurricular activities while their parents were deployed. The money was used for activities such as baseball and basketball programs, music lessons, school trips and tutoring. The Connecticut grants totaled about $125,000, out of $13 million awarded to some...

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Ct Agent Orange Woes Draw National Attention

September 27, 2011
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Ct Agent Orange Woes Draw National Attention

Written by Lisa Chedekel  Over the years, Andy Gow of Wallingford didn’t know what to make of word that more and more of his former Air Force buddies were being diagnosed with prostate cancer or diabetes. Then, in 2003, he got the news firsthand—he had both diseases – and began to connect the dots....

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Family Health Insurance Cost Rose 9% Nationally

September 27, 2011
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Family Health Insurance Cost Rose 9% Nationally

Written by Kate Farrish  Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage across the U.S. increased by nine percent this year, to $15,073, according to a survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust. On average, workers pay $4,129 and their employers pay $10,944, the survey found. The premiums...

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New Haven and Norwich Doctors Reprimanded

September 23, 2011
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New Haven and Norwich Doctors Reprimanded

Written by Lisa Chedekel Two physicians, in Norwich and New Haven, have been reprimanded by the state Medical Examining Board for improper conduct connected to errors made during surgeries, while a third physician who had escaped Connecticut sanctions for out-of-state sexual misconduct also has been disciplined. The board, acting on a recommendation from the...

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