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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 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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As FDA Testing Resumes Of Herbicide, So Does Connnecticut Opposition

August 9, 2017
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As FDA Testing Resumes Of Herbicide, So Does Connnecticut Opposition

By Gary Stoller As the federal government renews tests to determine how much glyphosate is in America’s foods, Connecticut environmental groups, organic farmers and a U.S. senator say it’s time to limit the use of, or ban, the popular herbicide. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s top-selling weed killer, Roundup, is a suspected...

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