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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

April 11, 2017
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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner 24 hours ago Low-income women in Connecticut who have just given birth and know they don’t want to get pregnant again anytime soon are now offered a long-acting birth control option postpartum. Medical providers say the policy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will reduce the number of...

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Women At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers

April 3, 2017
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Women At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers

By Colleen Shaddox Stephanie Almada’s journey to opioid addiction began with a prescription to relieve her premenstrual symptoms and accelerated after she had a cesarean section. “The pain pills came, you know, very quickly and I had bottles at home anyway,” she said. “And then it became energy for me. It became the way...

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Few Connecticut Polluters Penalized For Toxic Wastewater Violations, EPA Data Show

March 31, 2017
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Few Connecticut Polluters Penalized For Toxic Wastewater Violations, EPA Data Show

By Gary Stoller Vern Williams Photo. UniMetal Surface Finishing, (center building) discharged more cyanide, copper and nitrogen into the Naugatuck River than its permit allowed in 2016. The company was never fined. Nearly half of the 60 companies that are allowed to discharge wastewater directly into Connecticut’s rivers, brooks and other bodies of water...

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Connecticut Board Disciplines Eight Nurses

March 28, 2017
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Connecticut Board Disciplines Eight Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing last week disciplined eight nurses, including seven for cases that involved drugs. The board last Wednesday revoked the registered nurse license of Lisa Fabrizio, who is formerly from Monroe, after it found that she took jewelry from patients and computers from her work at...

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