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Clinicians, Experts Team Up for C-HIT Forum On Women’s Addiction, Recovery

March 13, 2017
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Clinicians, Experts Team Up for C-HIT Forum On Women’s Addiction, Recovery

By Cara Rosner Connecticut has seen a continued rise in opioid-related addiction among women, with more than 420 women dying of drug overdoses in 2015 and 2016. To address the crisis and stir community discussion about prevention, intervention and treatment, the Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with Wheeler Clinic, will host a free community...

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Connecticut Task Force Proposed To Study ‘Custody For Care’ Concerns

March 9, 2017
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Connecticut Task Force Proposed To Study ‘Custody For Care’ Concerns

By Lisa Chedekel 4 hours ago The legislature’s Committee on Children has proposed creating a task force to study the state’s so-called “custody for care” controversy, in place of a bill that would have barred the Department of Children and Families (DCF) from pushing parents to relinquish custody when seeking inpatient mental health treatment...

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LGBTQ Advocates Lobby For Passage Of Bill Banning Conversion Therapy In Connecticut

March 6, 2017
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LGBTQ Advocates Lobby For Passage Of Bill Banning Conversion Therapy In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner State lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit licensed professionals from performing conversion therapy on minors, a practice designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Medical and mental health experts have widely denounced conversion therapy, which also is known as sexual reorientation therapy, as being ineffective and...

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DPH Fines Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Following Lapses In Care

February 28, 2017
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DPH Fines Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Following Lapses In Care

By Cara Rosner The state has cited and fined three nursing homes for various violations, including mismanagement of medication. The state Department of Public Health fined Apple Rehab Rocky Hill $3,000 for seven incidents. One incident on Oct. 27, 2016, involved a resident’s hospitalization for an uncontrolled nosebleed. DPH found staff had mismanaged the...

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