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‘Model’ Rocky Hill Nursing Home For Paroled Inmates To Get Federal Funds

April 26, 2017
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‘Model’ Rocky Hill Nursing Home For Paroled Inmates To Get Federal Funds

By Adam Wisnieski Inside the 60 West nursing home in Rocky Hill, two residents played solitaire to the sound of soul music. Others sat in wheelchairs beneath a simulation of rolling clouds, while one got a haircut in a barbershop decorated with Red Sox posters. From the outside, the 95-bed, single-story facility set back...

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Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success Of Connecticut Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs

April 21, 2017
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Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success Of Connecticut Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs

By Adam Wisnieski 12 hours ago Since 2011, Connecticut has issued more than 39,000 new Medicaid cards to prisoners returning to communities, connecting them to health care services with the goal of keeping them healthy and out of prison. This initiative, which gives ex-offenders...

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EastHartford Nurse Gets Probation Following Baby’s Death, Three Other Nurses Disciplined

April 21, 2017
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EastHartford Nurse Gets Probation Following Baby’s Death, Three Other Nurses Disciplined

By Kate Farrish 18 hours ago The state Board of Examiners for Nursing Wednesday placed an East Hartford nurse’s license on probation for two years in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl she was caring for in Manchester in 2014. A 2016...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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