Articles by Ct Health I Team


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PTSD Is Top Diagnosis Among Women Vets Treated By CT VA

By Peggy McCarthy The top diagnosis of women veterans treated in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it is usually accompanied by other mental health illnesses, according to VA…




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Risk Of Death In Connecticut Linked To Where You Live

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut has seen significant reductions in deaths from breast and colon cancer in the last three decades, but the state exceeds the national mortality rate for uterine cancer and three other cancers,…





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The Dope On Cannabis: Five Things To Know

By Colleen Shaddox Is marijuana a harmless way to relax or a dangerous gateway drug? The science says “No” and “We don’t know,” respectively. Arguments for and against legalization often misrepresent the medical effects of…







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Derby Nurse’s Sentencing Delayed Until July

By Lisa Chedekel A federal judge has agreed to a six-month delay in sentencing a Derby nurse who pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful opioid painkiller because she is cooperating…





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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

By Lisa Chedekel In an unusual move, the FBI is reaching out publicly to patients who were prescribed the powerful narcotic medication Subsys, which federal agents allege was improperly dispensed by practitioners across the country,…