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Drowning Can Be Averted, But Connecticut Water Safety Funds Have Shrunk

September 1, 2017
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Drowning Can Be Averted, But Connecticut Water Safety Funds Have Shrunk

By Christine Woodside Trying to walk out to Charles Island at Silver Sands State Park in Milford this summer, George Swaby drowned after he and a friend were swept up in a fast current off a sandbar. Beachgoers watched as a boater rescued his friend that Friday, July 21. The body of Swaby, 28,...

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Nursing Board Disciplines Four Connecticut Nurses

August 23, 2017
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Nursing Board Disciplines Four Connecticut Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined four nurses Wednesday, including two accused of abusing drugs or alcohol and two accused of lying about their credentials. The board reprimanded and fined Vittoria Guerrera, a registered nurse from Prospect, $3,000, in connection with lying to her employer, St. Mary’s Hospital in...

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Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

August 22, 2017
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Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago The number of low-income Connecticut children receiving dental sealants, a treatment to prevent tooth decay, has grown in recent years and the state’s participation rate outpaces the nation. In 2016, 44,497 (19.6 percent) of the 226,111 children ages 5 to 16 enrolled in the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership...

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Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors

August 16, 2017
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Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records. The medical license of the plastic surgeon, Dr. Laurence Kirwan, was also placed on probation for four months while he must complete a course...

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