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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

July 20, 2017
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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was fined $3,000 for four incidents, spanning from 2015 to this year. On Oct. 8, 2016, a registered nurse...

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Female Surgeons In Connecticut Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

July 18, 2017
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Female Surgeons In Connecticut Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

By Sujata Srinivasan When the lights power on in the operating room at Bridgeport Hospital, more than a half of the acute care team of surgeons peering from behind the masks are women. That’s unusual, given that only 28 percent of all surgeons in Connecticut are female, according to the latest figures from the...

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Care Plans Best Made While Parents Are Still Healthy

July 6, 2017
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Care Plans Best Made While Parents Are Still Healthy

By Colleen Shaddox Adult children should talk with parents about health and end-of-life preferences long before these matters become urgent, experts in the field say. “If you can think early on about options, identify preferences, talk to people about what they would like done, you really tend to have more control over the process,”...

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Racial Disparities Persist Despite Decline In Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths

July 5, 2017
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Racial Disparities Persist Despite Decline In Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths

 By Cara Rosner 1 hour ago The rate of infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly has dropped in recent years, but data show that racial disparities persist. iStock Photo. In Connecticut, 22 infants died in 2015. Babies should be placed on their backs to sleep. Babies born to American Indian and Alaska Natives and African...

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