Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

April 19, 2017
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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago RecommendTweet EmailPrint More The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has cited and fined four Connecticut nursing homes for various lapses of care. Bridgeport Manor was fined $1,940 for two instances earlier this year. In a Jan. 14 incident, a nurse aide found a resident slumped in a...

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CT Veteran Sues To Upgrade Thousands Of Army Discharges Nationwide

April 18, 2017
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CT Veteran Sues To Upgrade Thousands Of Army Discharges Nationwide

By Peggy McCarthy A Connecticut veterans’ leader Monday filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Army veterans nationwide who, like him, were given less than honorable discharges for behaviors later attributed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Stephen Kennedy of Fairfield, a lead plaintiff, is a decorated Army veteran and a founder of...

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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

April 11, 2017
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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner 24 hours ago Low-income women in Connecticut who have just given birth and know they don’t want to get pregnant again anytime soon are now offered a long-acting birth control option postpartum. Medical providers say the policy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will reduce the number of...

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Should I Pay My IRS Taxes With My Credit Card

April 5, 2017
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Income taxes are due on April 18 this year, and with just two weeks to go, many of us are already trying to figure out how to pay what we owe. Using a credit card to pay taxes may seem like an easy way to appease the IRS, but this may not be the...

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Women At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers

April 3, 2017
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Women At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers

By Colleen Shaddox Stephanie Almada’s journey to opioid addiction began with a prescription to relieve her premenstrual symptoms and accelerated after she had a cesarean section. “The pain pills came, you know, very quickly and I had bottles at home anyway,” she said. “And then it became energy for me. It became the way...

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Few Connecticut Polluters Penalized For Toxic Wastewater Violations, EPA Data Show

March 31, 2017
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Few Connecticut Polluters Penalized For Toxic Wastewater Violations, EPA Data Show

By Gary Stoller Vern Williams Photo. UniMetal Surface Finishing, (center building) discharged more cyanide, copper and nitrogen into the Naugatuck River than its permit allowed in 2016. The company was never fined. Nearly half of the 60 companies that are allowed to discharge wastewater directly into Connecticut’s rivers, brooks and other bodies of water...

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Connecticut Board Disciplines Eight Nurses

March 28, 2017
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Connecticut Board Disciplines Eight Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing last week disciplined eight nurses, including seven for cases that involved drugs. The board last Wednesday revoked the registered nurse license of Lisa Fabrizio, who is formerly from Monroe, after it found that she took jewelry from patients and computers from her work at...

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PTSD Is Top Diagnosis Among Women Vets Treated By CT VA

March 24, 2017
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PTSD Is Top Diagnosis Among Women Vets Treated By CT VA

By Peggy McCarthy The top diagnosis of women veterans treated in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it is usually accompanied by other mental health illnesses, according to VA officials. Most women veterans suffer from a mental illness, studies show, and the VA is taking steps to focus...

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

March 22, 2017
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

By Kate Farrish 19 hours ago The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday disciplined a Fairfield pulmonologist for improperly prescribing opioids and a former UConn Health doctor who had stolen medication from the health center for his private practice. Dr. Igal Staw, who works at Respiratory Associates in Fairfield, was reprimanded, fined $7,500 and has...

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