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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

September 26, 2016
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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

By Sujata Srinivasan When Adam Berger, 29, who has Type 1 diabetes, decided to get a sandwich from a deli, he first ran it by his mobile application ezbds, which he launched in Stamford two years ago.The app told him that in the past when he’d eaten that particular sandwich from the same deli,...

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Feds Sue Credit Repair Company For Misleading Consumers And Charging Illegal Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings, LLC, which allegedly charged consumers a series of illegal advance fees as well as misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of its services....

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

September 21, 2016
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday fined two doctors for inappropriately prescribing drugs and rejected a New Haven doctor’s $5,000 fine, saying it was too lenient. The board fined Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller of Torrington $5,000 and reprimanded him. A consent...

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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

September 19, 2016
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Litchfield Rest Home Ordered To Hire Consultant After Reports Of Residents Using Marijuana, Alcohol

By Cara Rosner The state has ordered a Litchfield rest home to hire an independent consultant after finding various violations, including alcohol use and suspected marijuana use among residents. In a consent order signed Sept. 12, the state Department...

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Asthma ER Visits And Hospitalizations Drop In Many Connecticut Communities

September 15, 2016
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Asthma ER Visits And Hospitalizations Drop In Many Connecticut Communities

By Jodie Mozdzer Gil The rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations dropped in many Connecticut communities, the latest data from the state Department of Public Health show. Overall, 58 percent of communities saw a decrease in the...

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Nearly 1,500 New Cases Of Lead-Poisoned Kids In Connecticut, Screening Remains Deficient

September 13, 2016
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Nearly 1,500 New Cases Of Lead-Poisoned Kids In Connecticut, Screening Remains Deficient

 By Jenifer Frank  Nearly 1,500 children under the age of 6 tested positive for lead poisoning in 2014, according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Public Health. Overall, the number of lead-poisoned children in Connecticut was...

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Connecticut Hospitals Wake Up To The Need For Sleep

September 6, 2016
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Connecticut Hospitals Wake Up To The Need For Sleep

By Karen Weintraub Clattering carts, overly bright lights and frequent disruptions make hospitals a tough place to get a good night’s sleep.But now, hospitals across Connecticut are launching efforts to help patients sleep longer and better. At Yale-New Haven...

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Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined After Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

September 1, 2016
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Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined After Resident’s Death, Care Lapses

 By Kate Farrish State health officials have fined five nursing homes at least $1,500 each in connection with residents who were abused or injured and one who died in July after being outside in sweltering heat for hours. On...

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Five Connecticut Care Facilities Receive National Quality Awards

August 29, 2016
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Five Connecticut Care Facilities Receive National Quality Awards

By Kate Farrish Five Connecticut facilities have won national quality awards and a West Hartford nursing home is the only one of three homes in the U.S. to receive the highest level of recognition from the American Health Care...

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