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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

November 17, 2016
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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

By Jenifer Frank Reported cases of tuberculosis jumped 17 percent in Connecticut from 2014 to 2015, mirroring a national and global trend and prompting federal officials to ask primary care providers to be on the alert for at-risk patients. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) said 70 people, in 29 towns, were reported...

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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

November 17, 2016
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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined four nurses, including three for their abuse of alcohol or drugs. The board suspended the registered nursing license of Lori Riley of Sharon after finding that she posed a clear and immediate danger to the public. Records show that in 2015, while...

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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

November 17, 2016
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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

By Peggy McCarthy Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although tens of thousands of veterans nationwide are eligible to apply for PTSD-related...

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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

November 16, 2016
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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

By Lisa Chedekel The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday revoked the medical license of a Bristol doctor who had inappropriate sexual conduct with female patients while working in Maine. Also, the board rejected a consent order that would have reprimanded and fined Dr. David Burchenal of Stonington $3,000 for failing to provide adequate...

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