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CT Army Veteran Gets Discharge Upgrade

By Peggy McCarthy Connecticut veterans’ leader and decorated soldier Stephen Kennedy has won his eight-year battle to have his Army discharge status upgraded to honorable. Kennedy, of Fairfield, president of the Connecticut branch of Iraq…




State Fines Six Nursing Homes After Residents Injured

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined six nursing homes for various violations that endangered or injured residents. Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford was fined $3,900 after a resident developed…


Med Board Fines Hamden, West Haven Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday disciplined four doctors, including fining a Hamden doctor $3,500 for allowing medical assistants to give patients medication, including a nasal anesthetic. The board also reprimanded the…



When The Diagnosis Is Poverty

By Colleen Shaddox Joanne Goldblum of New Haven is on a mission to get health care clinicians to recognize that poverty may be the underlying cause of their patients’ illnesses and that the best treatment…



Nursing Board Disciplines Five Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing has disciplined five nurses, including a Manchester nurse, in connection with lapses in care of a patient in Massachusetts who died. On Feb. 21, the Connecticut…


ADHD Drug Use Rises Sharply Among Young Women

By Cara Rosner A growing number of reproductive-age women are taking prescription medication to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), data show, but doctors warn the effects of such drugs on pregnancies are largely unknown. The number…





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Nursing Homes Fined After Lapses In Care

By Cara Rosner Seven Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for violations that endangered or injured residents.Harbor Village North Health and Rehabilitation Center in New London was…