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Cinnaminson student still fighting against Lyme disease
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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It's been a long, tough road for Jeff Kolarovic. For more than six years, the Cinnaminson High School senior has battled the debilitating effects of Lyme disease.
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Johnny Winter Interview: Edgar Update, Improved Health, BB King, Janis Joplin
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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A The Hartford Government Examiner interviewed Woodstock music festival performer, and Connecticut resident,A Johnny Winter on Thursday in advance of his concert at the Daniel Street Cafe in Milford, CT on Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 8pm.
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Chimp attack victim gets face transplant in Boston
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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A woman mauled by a chimpanzee gone berserk has received a new face in the third such operation performed in the U.S. and is looking forward to going out in public again and eating hot dogs and pizza after months of pureed food.
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Northrop Grumman honored for environmental stewardship
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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NORWALKHour Staff ReportNorthrop Grumman's Norwalk facility was recently honored for its environmentally friendly practices.Aquarion Water Company announced the winners of its inaugural Connecticut Environmental Champion Awards at a ceremony held at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo.
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Gay couples watch Albany marriage debate, feel accepted by public, but not state
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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YORKTOWN - Carol Fessler describes identical wishes for her 25-year-old identical-twin sons: 'A committed, long-term relationship that brings stability and comfort and joy to their lives.' But one son is gay, one is straight, and they're from New York.
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Connecticut woman who was victim of chimp attack receives a full face transplant
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Saturday, 11 June 2011
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A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee gone berserk has received a new face in the third such operation performed in the U.S. and is looking forward to going out in public again and eating hot dogs and pizza after months of pureed food.
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Connecticut May Require 'Symposiums' For Health Insurance Rate Hikes Of 10 Percent Or More
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Friday, 10 June 2011
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The process for increasing rates on health insurance and long-term-care coverage in Connecticut could be completely changed if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs a bill that has passed the state House and Senate.
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Insider Trading Crackdown Nabs 40 And Counting
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Friday, 10 June 2011
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In the nearly two years since the government began cracking down on insider trading, federal prosecutors have charged and convicted dozens of people in several overlapping cases.
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Five for the Weekend: Calhoun's not retiring, unless doctors order
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Friday, 10 June 2011
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Jim Calhoun is recruiting like a man with no plans to retire. John Calipari and Rick Pitino are messing with each other in June.
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Comstock Ferre & Co. 200th anniversary celebration
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Friday, 10 June 2011
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Comstock, Ferre & Co. Wethersfield, CT 06109 A An old fashion celebration with a spotlight on local farms and products The historic Comstock, Ferre & Co celebrated its 200thyear anniversary on June 5 at the historic site it has occupied for all those years.
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Victim of chimp attack gets a full face transplant
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Friday, 10 June 2011
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AP In this undated photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Steve Nash, center, brother of Charla By JAY LINDSAY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press Fri Jun 10, 5:22 pm ET BOSTON A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee gone berserk has received a new face in the third such operation performed in the U.S. and is looking forward to ...
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Malloy's UConn Health Center gets final approval on the fast track - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011
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Malloy's UConn Health Center gets final approval on the fast track
The Connecticut Mirror
Malloy and legislative supporters sought to distance this plan, called Bioscience Connecticut, from past attempts to stabilize the health center's financial situation. They pitched it as an economic development measure that would create
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Congressman Murphy to hold town hall meeting at Sullivan Senior Center on Thursday - Torrington Register Citizen
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011
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Congressman Murphy to hold town hall meeting at Sullivan Senior Center on Thursday
Torrington Register Citizen
TORRINGTON — Congressman Chris Murphy will host a town hall meeting Thursday, June 9 at the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) will hold a town hall meeting on Medicare with Connecticut's Health Care
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Jack Bennett, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Division of Laboratory ... - Marketwire (press release)
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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Jack Bennett, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Division of Laboratory ...
Marketwire (press release)
OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2011) - The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) presented Jack Bennett, Environmental Chemistry Section Chief at the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Division of Laboratory Services, with
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NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Ride/Walk to Raise Funds for UConn Cancer Center - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Ride/Walk to Raise Funds for UConn Cancer Center
Patch.com
... the UConn Health Center in Farmington and Coaches vs. Cancer, an American Cancer Society program, Calhoun will kick off the bike ride and his wife Pat will lead the walkers during the fifth annual NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Ride/Walk on Saturday. ...

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Connecticut's first SI Joint Fixation with the iFuse Implant performed - Norwalk Plus Magazine
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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Connecticut's first SI Joint Fixation with the iFuse Implant performed
Norwalk Plus Magazine
Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of
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Connecticut Insurer Cuts Premiums As Industry Prepares For New Rules - Gant Daily
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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Connecticut Insurer Cuts Premiums As Industry Prepares For New Rules
Gant Daily
The request for a rate decrease in Connecticut reflects this lower-than-anticipated use, says Aetna spokesman Mohit Ghose. That's where the medical loss ratio, or MLR, requirement comes into play, say health-policy experts. ...
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Griswold v. Connecticut: a life-changing anniversary - Pocono Record
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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Griswold v. Connecticut: a life-changing anniversary
Pocono Record
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recognized family planning as one of the 10 great public health advances of the 20th century. At clinics and centers that provide family planning, the complications of pregnancy that are a woman's ...
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Paid Sick Leave: Cities, States Putting Mandates On Employers - Huffington Post
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Paid Sick Leave: Cities, States Putting Mandates On Employers
Huffington Post
"I think it's a big deal for our state and part of a trend in this country," said Jon Green, director of the Connecticut Working Families Party. "It's partly a matter of public health, and partly a matter of common sense and common decency.
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Gay teens more likely to smoke, drink: study - Reuters
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Daily Mail

Gay teens more likely to smoke, drink: study
Reuters
"We are very concerned that these students face such dramatic disparities for so many different health risks." Researchers analyzed data from student surveys conducted from 2001-2009 in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, ...
Same-gender sex linked to
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Conn. Senate debates bill that allows non-profits, municipalities to join ... - The Republic
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Conn. Senate debates bill that allows non-profits, municipalities to join ...
The Republic
The Senate is discussing a bill allowing municipalities and non-profit agencies to sign up with the state of Connecticut for health insurance for their employees, retirees and dependents. Under the legislation, up for a debate on Monday, ...
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Conn. Poised To Be First State To Mandate Sick Pay - NPR
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Conn. Poised To Be First State To Mandate Sick Pay
NPR
Jon Green of Connecticut Working Families says the newly passed law is a matter of public health. "Nobody wants the person who is serving their food, driving their kids to school, providing day care or home health care to be going to work with an ...

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Take school budget plan to the people - Ct Post
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Take school budget plan to the people
Ct Post
The city increased health benefits for Board of Education employees by 17 percent. What was the increase to the health care benefits for city employees? - In Friday's Connecticut Post, the mayor expressed surprise at the level of education budget cuts. ...

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The rush to pass Malloy's UConn Health Center and Bio-Science Initiative ... - fairfieldweekly.com (blog)
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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The rush to pass Malloy's UConn Health Center and Bio-Science Initiative ...
fairfieldweekly.com (blog)
Senate passage came only 15 days after Governor Malloy released his plan to renovate and expand the University of Connecticut Health Center while turning Connecticut into one of America's premier Bio-Science research centers. ...

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Medical board needs overhaul - Ct Post
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Medical board needs overhaul
Ct Post
The heart of the matter is structural: the 15-member, volunteer Connecticut Medical Examining Board -- which is predominantly MDs and medical professionals with a handful of lay members, and is a creature of the state Department of Public Health ...
Red flags raised with alarming medical board decisionsGreenwich
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Waterbury St. Mary's Health Needs State Approval For Joint Venture - Connecticut Watchdog
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Waterbury St. Mary's Health Needs State Approval For Joint Venture
Connecticut Watchdog
By Attorney General | Last updated Jun 6, 2011, 1:11 pm Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has asked St. Mary's Health System Inc. and LHP Hospital Group, Inc. to submit a detailed application because their proposed joint venture, ...

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Analysis: Health insurance doubled in a decade in Connecticut - TheDay.com
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Analysis: Health insurance doubled in a decade in Connecticut
TheDay.com
Connecticut's private employers have seen the price of health insurance premiums for workers and their families rise 102 percent since 1999, an analysis by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team shows. ...
Insurer cuts premiums as industry prepares for new rulesLos
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Funds For Mosquito Testing Program Dwindling, Future of Program Uncertain - Patch.com
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Monday, 06 June 2011
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Funds For Mosquito Testing Program Dwindling, Future of Program Uncertain
Patch.com
EEE's fatality rate is 30 percent in humans who catch it through a mosquito bite, so it has remained a public health threat in eastern Connecticut despite no known human cases. Since 1964, EEE deaths number five in Rhode Island, 36 in Massachusetts,
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Arenal Energy Corporation Seeks Permian Basin Oil Opportunities Send
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Anheuser-Busch To Reduce Alcohol In Fruity Malt Beverage
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Thursday, 26 May 2011
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Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed this week to reduce the alcohol content on its fruity malt beverage, Tilt, from 12 percent to 8 percent.
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Running, Walking And Biking For A Cure - Hartford Courant
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Running, Walking And Biking For A Cure
Hartford Courant
The NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk takes place June 11 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. Proceeds raised by the bicycle rides (a choice of routes that ...

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Is the price of health insurance going to decrease? - Los Angeles Times
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Is the price of health insurance going to decrease?
Los Angeles Times
... consumer-advocacy organization; Robert Zirkelbach, press secretary for America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group for health insurers; and Mary Ellen Breault, the Connecticut Insurance Department's director of the life and health division. ...

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Danbury Leading Lyme Disease Study - Patch.com
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Danbury Leading Lyme Disease Study
Patch.com
Dr. Charles Ray Jones, a pediatrician who has a practice in Connecticut, is one such physician. Allegations were made to the Department of Public Health (DPH) and $20000 in fines was imposed by the Connecticut Medical Board. ...
Lyme disease tripled from 1992 to 2009UPI.com
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Back 'Bioscience Connecticut' plan - TheDay.com
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Back 'Bioscience Connecticut' plan
TheDay.com
This newspaper has consistently supported proposals to renovate and expand the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, both to keep the UConn medical and dental schools competitive and to drive the type of economic development that ...
The healing power of the health sectorNorwich
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Health Protesters, UK Deals, China Audits, Dutch Bank Chief: Compliance - Bloomberg
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Health Protesters, UK Deals, China Audits, Dutch Bank Chief: Compliance
Bloomberg
Aetna, based in Hartford, Connecticut, resumed the proceedings about 15 minutes later. Changing merger and buyout rules to shorten the amount of time a company has to make a takeover offer won't impede private equity bidders, the UK's deal regulator ...

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Connecticut labor deal ratification faces challenges - Boston Herald
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Connecticut labor deal ratification faces challenges
Boston Herald
Despite the promise of no layoffs for four years, three years of wage increases following a two-year freeze and the continuation of coveted benefits such as pensions, retiree health care and longevity bonuses, there's skepticism and leeriness about the ...
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Growing Efforts to Address the State's Aging Population - Patch.com
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Growing Efforts to Address the State's Aging Population
Patch.com
There is a statewide focus on issues that affect the elderly, including health care and quality of life. By Cathryn J. Prince | Email the author | 12:00pm Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) speaks to senior citizens in Stamford. Connecticut's infrastructure isn't ...

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New England HHS director takes to the road for health care reform
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May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON--Christie Hager had a perch in the ultimate ivory tower last spring, teaching public health at Harvard University after a grueling, exciting stint at the center of Massachusetts's health care

 
Medical marijuana bill progresses, despite prosecution threats elsewhere
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May 3, 2011

Top state lawmakers in Connecticut are pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, despite recent warnings to officials in other states of possible federal prosecution.

 
Agencies welcome chance to join state health plan--at the right price
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May 5, 2011

State leaders are poised to allow nonprofits to buy insurance through the state employee health plan, and the agency Patrick J. Johnson Jr. runs is in many ways an ideal candidate.

The agency, Oak Hill,

 
As nursing facilities close, officials hope to move residents back home
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May 5, 2011

With four nursing homes across the state set to close in the coming weeks, those responsible for figuring out where the more than 300 residents will move to are hoping to return as many as possible to their

 
Incoming DDS commissioner plans to increase use of private providers
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May 6, 2011

The nominee to head the agency responsible for providing care to 19,000 people with intellectual disabilities in the state told legislators Friday he plans to increase the role private agencies play in

 
Study links childhood lead exposure to low scores on state Mastery Test
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May 6, 2011

Exposure to lead even at low levels resulted in poor academic performance among Connecticut schoolchildren and may be a factor in the state's large achievement gap among black children, a new Duke University

 
As federal health reforms take effect, Aetna proposes rate cuts
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May 11, 2011

More than 15,000 Aetna customers could see their health insurance premiums drop by between 5 and 19.5 percent later this year, reflecting, at least in part, a new federal requirement that limits how

 

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