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Community Health Center Opens at Vinal - Patch.com
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Saturday, 28 April 2012
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Community Health Center Opens at Vinal
Patch.com
Lesser presented a proclamation which was issued by the CT General Assembly on behalf of Suzio, Sen. Paul Doyle and Rep. Joseph Serra, recognizing the innovative relationship that will improve health outcomes and build healthy communities.

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Connecticut Employers, Residents To Receive $14.6 Million In Health-Plan Rebates - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 26 April 2012
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Connecticut Employers, Residents To Receive $14.6 Million In Health-Plan Rebates
Hartford Courant
By MATTHEW STURDEVANT, msturdevant@courant.com The Hartford Courant Connecticut employers and individuals are due a total of $14.6 million in health-insurance rebates this summer in a first ever payoff resulting from federal health care
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Next Health receives $100K, plans October product launch - Mass High Tech
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Mass High Tech

Next Health receives $100K, plans October product launch
Mass High Tech
By Don Seiffert A company which has developed a way for bedridden patients to move from bed to wheelchair and back again, Next Health LLC. of Rowayton, Conn. has received $100000 of a $1.2 million round of funding, according to federal filings.

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Bill Requires DEEP To Notify Public Of Sewage Spills - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Bill Requires DEEP To Notify Public Of Sewage Spills
Hartford Courant
Phil Miller, D-Essex, vice chairman of House Environment Committee, and a sponsor of the legislation, said the measure will help protect the health of Connecticut residents. "Raw sewage contains toxins and disease-causing microorganisms which make ...

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Despite UConn Woes, Malloy Team Says No Need To Bid Inmate Health Service - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Despite UConn Woes, Malloy Team Says No Need To Bid Inmate Health Service
Hartford Courant
There are about 17000 inmates in Connecticut's prisons and many of them have pressing medical and mental-health needs. Prison systems are required to provide such care and prisoners have a constitutional right to receive it. Several private vendors are ...

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Protesters Criticize Cigna Executives' Pay, Money Spent To Squash Health-care ... - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Protesters Criticize Cigna Executives' Pay, Money Spent To Squash Health-care ...
Hartford Courant
Activists with the Connecticut Action Alliance for a Fair Economy — a coalition of community groups, labor and religious organizations — say Cigna "continues to hide how it uses its customers' premiums to support political efforts to
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Two Connecticut Doctors Lose Licenses In New York State - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Two Connecticut Doctors Lose Licenses In New York State
Hartford Courant
Berken's Connecticut license elapsed in December 2010 and the state Department of Public Health last June denied his application for reinstatement. That denial came after the Connecticut Medical Examining Board had voted to allow Berken to resume ...
Dr. Clifford Berken,
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Connecticut lawmakers ponder possible life after ACA - Healthcare Finance News
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Connecticut lawmakers ponder possible life after ACA
Healthcare Finance News
While awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Connecticut's Governor and health officials are mulling how to proceed should the ACA be ruled unconstitutional. It's only natural that there's some ...

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Blue Cross: Official fired over missed bid - Great Falls Tribune
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Blue Cross: Official fired over missed bid
Great Falls Tribune
HELENA (AP) — Connecticut-based health insurance giant Cigna has won a three-year contract to administer the state of Montana's employee health plan. Cigna and the state announced Monday that Cigna will take over plan management in January 2013, ...

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Aetna to sell insurance coverage through Costco - BusinessWeek
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Aetna to sell insurance coverage through Costco
BusinessWeek
Health insurer Aetna Inc. has branched out to start selling individual insurance plans to members of the wholesale club operator Costco in nine states. The Hartford, Conn., insurer said Tuesday that its Costco Personal Health Insurance program will ...
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Life expectancy in New Haven County growing but lags behind Connecticut average - New Haven Register
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Life expectancy in New Haven County growing but lags behind Connecticut average
New Haven Register
New Haven County residents are living longer than ever but still die younger on average than other Connecticut residents. The data is contained in an April report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

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Cigna to administer state employee health plan - NECN
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Cigna to administer state employee health plan
NECN
(AP) — Connecticut-based health insurance giant Cigna has won a three-year contract to administer the state of Montana's employee health plan. Cigna and the state announced Monday that Cigna will take over plan management in January 2013, replacing ...
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CKO Kickboxing Health Fitness Franchise Continues Rapid Growth with New North ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 23 April 2012
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CKO Kickboxing Health Fitness Franchise Continues Rapid Growth with New North ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CKO also has gyms throughout the NY-NJ-Connecticut tri-state area, as well as in North Carolina and California. Grand Opening festivities are in the works for Saturday, April 28 from noon to 4 pm at CKO Kickboxing at 17 Route 206 in Augusta,
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Center for Hope offers bereavement group for grieving parents - Connectcut Plus
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Monday, 23 April 2012
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Center for Hope offers bereavement group for grieving parents
Connectcut Plus
By Center for HOPE Darien, CT - Losing a child is one of the most painful situations a parent can experience. To help parents cope with their grief, the Center for HOPE has started a new support group. Led by Center for HOPE clinician Carole Greenberg, ...

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ANALYSIS: Shareholders raising ruckus about CEO pay - iWatch News
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Monday, 23 April 2012
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ANALYSIS: Shareholders raising ruckus about CEO pay
iWatch News
Among the protestors likely will be Juan Figueroa, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Figueroa noted that Cigna is also a member of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), which he said has testified before the ...

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Physicians feeling pressure from patients' financial problems - American Medical News
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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Physicians feeling pressure from patients' financial problems
American Medical News
The patient in front of William B. White, MD, an internist in Farmington, Conn., was being treated for hypertension, but he was worrying more about financial pressure than blood pressure. The patient, who worked for a small factory and had a health ...

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Your Turn: The best choice for health insurance is a single-payer system - The Union Leader
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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Your Turn: The best choice for health insurance is a single-payer system
The Union Leader
In his op-ed of April 13, “Vermont's single-payer health care is good medicine for NH,” Fergus Cullen suggests that such developments would drive businesses across the Connecticut River into New Hampshire because “new and higher taxes are coming to ...

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Hard times for hospital budgets, but not in Meriden or Southington - Meriden Record-Journal
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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Hard times for hospital budgets, but not in Meriden or Southington
Meriden Record-Journal
Eight hospitals in Connecticut ended the last fiscal year with losses as high as 4.59 percent of budget, according to a report by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, a nonprofit journalism organization that focuses on health and safety issues.

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Shays, McMahon hold Connecticut Senate debate - 7Online.com
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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7Online.com

Shays, McMahon hold Connecticut Senate debate
7Online.com
HARTFORD, Ct. (WABC) -- The two front-runners for the Republican nomination for US Senate from Connecticut clashed in a debate Sunday, attacking one another over who is more capable of leading their party to victory in a solidly Democratic state.
5 GOP Senate hopefuls court voters
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Health advocate Paul Farmer to deliver Yale talk - WWLP 22News
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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Health advocate Paul Farmer to deliver Yale talk
WWLP 22News
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A physician known for his work to improve health care in countries including Haiti is delivering a lecture this week at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Paul Farmer will give a talk titled "The Corporal Works of Mercy and the ...

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VA Program Designed To Help Vets And Their Caregivers - Hartford Courant
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Sunday, 22 April 2012
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VA Program Designed To Help Vets And Their Caregivers
Hartford Courant
For information on the caregiver program contact Cecarelli at 203-932-5711, Ext. 2297 or go to the VA website, http://www.caregiver.va.gov. This story was reported under a partnership with the Connecticut Health I-Team (www.c-hit.org).

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Conn. budget deficit continues to grow; Malloy touts savings in retiree health ... - The Republic
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Friday, 20 April 2012
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Newsday

Conn. budget deficit continues to grow; Malloy touts savings in retiree health ...
The Republic
AP HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget director is acknowledging the current fiscal year's budget deficit has grown by about $80 million, totaling nearly $142 million. Benjamin Barnes said Friday that the change in
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Invasive insect found near Connecticut border - TheDay.com
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Kansas City Star

Invasive insect found near Connecticut border
TheDay.com
By Judy Benson The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in an area of New York state 23 miles from the Connecticut border, state officials announced today. The invasive insect is an extremely destructive plant pest and is responsible for the death and ...
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BRAY v. SUN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Leagle.com
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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BRAY v. SUN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY
Leagle.com
SUN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY (US), fka Genworth Life and Health Insurance Company, a Connecticut Insurance Company, and MANAGEMENT SERVICES INDUSTRY GROUP INSURANCE FUND, an ERISA multiple employer welfare arrangement plan, Defendants.

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Food Truck Health Standards Explained in Food & Drink Digital - Einnews Portugal
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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Food Truck Health Standards Explained in Food & Drink Digital
Einnews Portugal
Food trucks are subject to health codes and inspections quite similar to brick-and-mortar restaurants, and a disregard for the law can leave your business out in the cold. But we want you to succeed! So this month we talked to Ricardo Encarnacion, ...
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3 Connecticut nursing homes face fines for patient injuries - New Haven Register
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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3 Connecticut nursing homes face fines for patient injuries
New Haven Register
By Connecticut Health I-Team Three Connecticut nursing homes face fines from the Department of Public Health for lapses in care that led to patient injuries. State inspectors fined The Summit at Plantsville $710 for improperly moving a patient.
Three Nursing Homes Face
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New Health Director Aims to “Expand on Great Service” in Southington - Patch.com
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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New Health Director Aims to “Expand on Great Service” in Southington
Patch.com
He was a leader in Connecticut and I just hope to follow in his tradition.” Motes announced his retirement late last year, but stayed on in the role of interim health director since in order to allow the district to find a replacement.

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Malloy looking for help from D.C. - Ct Post
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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Los Angeles Times

Malloy looking for help from D.C.
Ct Post
Later, in an interview on the White House driveway, Malloy recounted his conversations with Cabinet officials about federal programs that have a big impact in Connecticut. Malloy said he met with Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health ...
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"Medical Home" pilot trains more than 100 CT physicians - Connecticut Business News Journal
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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"Medical Home" pilot trains more than 100 CT physicians
Connecticut Business News Journal
More than eight months after beginning a training program sponsored by the Connecticut State Medical Society, the CSMS-IPA and Qualidigm, in association with The Physicians Foundation, 19 primary-care medical practices across the state successfully
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100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know - Becker's Hospital Review
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know
Becker's Hospital Review
Dr. Corwin, a cardiologist and internist, is CEO of both NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, a group of hospitals and other healthcare organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Connecticut says Calhoun's surgery a success - USA TODAY
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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USA TODAY

Connecticut says Calhoun's surgery a success
USA TODAY
STORRS, Conn. (AP) – University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun underwent what the school says was successful surgery to address the spinal condition that has forced him to miss the Huskies' past seven games.
UConn says Calhoun's surgery a successFox
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CT Tea Party Tackles More Than Taxes - CT Newsjunkie
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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CT Tea Party Tackles More Than Taxes
CT Newsjunkie
by Hugh McQuaid | Feb 27, 2012 2:58pm The Connecticut Tea Party movement changed course and ventured into the realm of social issues Monday at a rally commemorating the third anniversary of its formation. Taking a cue from the Republican presidential ...

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CT WATCHDOG: A fair resolution from Bank of America - West Hartford News
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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CT WATCHDOG: A fair resolution from Bank of America
West Hartford News
Please check out his site, www.ctwatchdog.com for comprehensive consumer, health, finance, shopping, nutrition, Connecticut grown food, elderly issues, media, internet, computer, travel, auto, religion news and education tips.

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Sex Week offers STI testing - Yale Daily News
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Sex Week offers STI testing
Yale Daily News
Bauer said students without physical symptoms must schedule an appointment at Yale Health, which she said makes many students feel “getting tested was not worth the wait.” Wanda Richardson, an epidemiologist for the Connecticut Department of Public ...

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Norwich soul food luncheon salutes black history - Norwich Bulletin
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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Norwich soul food luncheon salutes black history
Norwich Bulletin
Gloria Ballaro-Gauvin, a nurse and caseworker with the Southeastern Connecticut Mental Health Authority, fills a plate for a guest Tuesday at the annual Soul Food Luncheon to honor Black History Month at the authority's Norwich headquarters.

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Is the Calhoun era at UConn near its end? - USA TODAY
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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USA TODAY

Is the Calhoun era at UConn near its end?
USA TODAY
By Marlen Garcia, USA TODAY STORRS, Conn. – As visitors drive to Storrs exiting I-84, a large blue sign reminds them the University of Connecticut won the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. By Evan Habeeb, US Presswire Connecticut Huskies head ...
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Children devour lesson in tooth care - Danbury News Times
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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Children devour lesson in tooth care
Danbury News Times
This is Dental Health Month and Ash is a registered dental hygienist with Dental Associates of Connecticut. Photo: Michael Duffy / The News-Times | Buy This Photo Roo the kangaroo's teeth get brushed during Pam Ash's demonstration of proper dental ...

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5 Conn. fire training schools may receive funding - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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5 Conn. fire training schools may receive funding
Hartford Courant
The schools follow regulations set by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The regulations require that firefighters be versed in subject areas including safety and protective equipment, the chemistry of fire, fire behavior and ...
Six Groups Put Together
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Health Foundation raises red flags on CT health exchange - Hartford Business
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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Health Foundation raises red flags on CT health exchange
Hartford Business
By Greg Bordonaro The Universal Health Care Foundation on Tuesday raised fresh concerns about Connecticut's health insurance exchange including strongly cautioning the state against adopting the exchange currently run by the Connecticut Business ...

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Letter: Connecticut Borrows too Much - The Daily Stamford
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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Letter: Connecticut Borrows too Much
The Daily Stamford
The state's cash on hand has also reached dangerously low levels, prompting the Republicans to call for a hearing before the Finance and Appropriations committees to look further into the matter and investigate Connecticut's fiscal health.

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Stem cells used to heal heart attack damage - GlobalPost
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Stem cells used to heal heart attack damage
GlobalPost
Stem cells are viewed on a computer screen at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images) ...

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Tests for New Athletic Director at UConn - New York Times
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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New York Times

Tests for New Athletic Director at UConn
New York Times
... as the athletic director at Buffalo, was introduced Monday as Connecticut's new AD at a time when the Huskies' men's basketball team is dealing with the fallout from academic issues and the health concerns of its Hall of Fame coach, Jim Calhoun.
New AD Warde Manuel
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Obama budget mixed bag for Connecticut - The Connecticut Mirror
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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CTV.ca

Obama budget mixed bag for Connecticut
The Connecticut Mirror
The White House also wants to "blend" Medicaid rates with the rates received from the federal government for a health program for children. That could mean fewer federal health dollars for Connecticut. The budget would also make substantial cuts to ...
Obama's budget
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Health career academy begins recruitment - ShorelinePlus.com
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Health career academy begins recruitment
ShorelinePlus.com
The WorkPlace was awarded more than $4.8 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and more than $4.9 million from the US Department of Labor (DOL). Both grants will create and support the Southwestern Connecticut Health CareeRx ...

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ECHN Showcases Women's Center For Wellness - Hartford Courant
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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ECHN Showcases Women's Center For Wellness
Hartford Courant
By MICHAEL WALSH, Special to the Courant The Hartford Courant Eastern Connecticut Health Network showcased its commitment to the growing field of women's health during an open house at the newly constructed Women's Center for Wellness.
ECHN Expands its East of the River
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Health care can do better - Ct Post
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Health care can do better
Ct Post
Does it bother you that our great "exceptional" nation is the only one of the top 39 industrialized countries that doesn't mandate universal health care for all of its citizens? Shouldn't we care about our fellow human beings?

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Babies, moms and state DPH chief celebrate Saint Raphael Birth Center's birthday - ShorelinePlus.com
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Babies, moms and state DPH chief celebrate Saint Raphael Birth Center's birthday
ShorelinePlus.com
By Hospital of Saint Raphael New Haven, CT - A bevy of moms, babies and VIPs celebrated the first birthday of the Dr. Romeo A. and Lena B. Vidone Birth Center at the Hospital of Saint Raphael on Friday, Feb. 10. Connecticut Department of Public
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