Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

July 25, 2017
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Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing has disciplined four nurses, including three in cases involving alcohol or drugs. The board on July 19 temporarily suspended the registered nurse license of Fernando Roldan of Hartford for failing to comply with the terms of a four-year probation, including attending therapy or support...

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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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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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Report: Many CT Consumers Don’t Understand Their Health Insurance Policies

June 26, 2017
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Report: Many CT Consumers Don’t Understand Their Health Insurance Policies

By Cara Rosner 55 mins ago Many consumers who obtain insurance through Connecticut’s health care exchange don’t understand the plans they buy—and can struggle to access care as a result, according to a new report. Insurance plans typically use complicated language that is difficult to understand, according to the Health Disparities Institute, UConn Health....

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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Loses License

June 23, 2017
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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Loses License

By Kate Farrish A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student has lost his nursing license in an unrelated case involving a fight he had with a visitor in a patient’s home. The Board of Examiners for Nursing voted Wednesday to revoke the license of...

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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Connecticut Children And Families In Their Own Homes

June 22, 2017
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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Connecticut Children And Families In Their Own Homes

By Jenifer Frank Last May, Samantha Collins’ drug use, legal problems and dealings with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families forced her to strike a bargain with the agency. Tony Bacewicz Photo. Samantha Collins tells how the Family-Based Recovery program helped her stay at home to care for her children while receiving addiction...

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