Staff Errors Result In Nursing Home Fines

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes following staff errors and lapses in care earlier this year. Gardner Heights Health Care Center in Shelton was fined $3,480…


State Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner Four Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for various violations that hurt or endangered residents. Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center in Uncasville was fined…


When Is It Worthwhile To Fix Your PC?

Do tech issues prevent you from using your computer or mobile device and frustrate you? Unless you are a tech expert, the answer is probably yes. So many things can go so wrong with your…


Mold Concerns Rise With The Sea Level

By Christine Woodside Carl Jordan Castro Photo. Nancy Arnold sits in the living room of her Guilford home, near the end of Whitfield Street. She had to evacuate during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. A day…







Depression Affects Women At Twice The Rate As Men

By Colleen Shaddox iStock Photo. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and affects women at about twice the rate that it does men.In Connecticut, 21.4 percent of…


Nursing Board Disciplines Five Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined five nurses while dropping the charges against an Ansonia nurse because he is now serving 60 years in prison for an unrelated felony…








Med Board Disciplines Three Medical Practitioners

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday disciplined three medical practitioners, including fining a New London urologist $3,500 for inappropriate treatment of a patient’s bladder tumor. The urologist, Dr. Anthony Quinn, was…


Street Medicine: Helping the Homeless Where They Live

By Steve Hamm Steve Hamm Photo. Phil Costello, clinical director of homeless care for Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, is often called the “street doctor.” Homeless people tend to have trust issues, but when Phil Costello…