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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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Connecticut Task Force To Examine So-Called ‘Custody For Care’ Controversy

June 30, 2017
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Connecticut Task Force To Examine So-Called ‘Custody For Care’ Controversy

By Lisa Chedekel A task force created by state lawmakers will examine whether the Department of Children and Families (DCF) should be prohibited from requiring that parents give up custody of their children in order to access mental health and other services, under legislation signed by the governor. The newly formed panel, which is...

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