ER Visits For Children In Crisis Up 20% Over Two Years

By Martha Shanahan The number of Medicaid-insured children treated in Connecticut emergency rooms for behavioral health crises rose 20 percent between 2014 and 2016, mirroring a national trend – despite efforts to provide non-ER treatments….

Medicare To Penalize 27 Hospitals For High Readmissions

By Cara Rosner Most Connecticut hospitals will lose a portion of their Medicare reimbursement payments over the next year as penalties for having high rates of patients being readmitted, new data from the Centers for…

HPV-Related Cancer Rates Outpace Vaccine Rates

By Cara Rosner Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) rose dramatically in a 15-year period, even as the rates of young people being vaccinated climbed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported….

State Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board disciplined three doctors on Tuesday, including fining a Norwich doctor $7,500 for failing to keep his prescription pad secure.The board also reprimanded the doctor, John Paggioli, who…

Surge Of Women Candidates Challenges Politics As Usual

By Susan Campbell Women(particularly Democrats) are running for political office in record numbers. After the recent primary elections (including one in Connecticut), voters will choose from an unprecedented number of female candidates—198 in the U.S….