Health

Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

August 22, 2017
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Connecticut Leads Nation In Providing Preventive Dental Care To Low-Income Children

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago The number of low-income Connecticut children receiving dental sealants, a treatment to prevent tooth decay, has grown in recent years and the state’s participation rate outpaces the nation. In 2016, 44,497 (19.6 percent) of the 226,111 children ages 5 to 16 enrolled in the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership...

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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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Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

August 16, 2017
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Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

By Cara Rosner As the opioid epidemic deepens, Yale researchers say starting treatment with medication is the most cost-effective way to treat patients in hospital emergency departments. People with opioid addiction often seek treatment in EDs for overdoses and other ailments. Those who receive buprenorphine, a medication that reduces drug cravings, in the ED...

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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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