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UnitedHealth, Comcast Try Video-on-Demand Programming To Prevent Diabetes - Hartford Courant
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Monday, 14 May 2012
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UnitedHealth, Comcast Try Video-on-Demand Programming To Prevent Diabetes
Hartford Courant
It's offered by a partnership ofComcast Corp., the state's largest cable provider, and UnitedHealth Group, which employs about 4000 in Connecticut. The health insurer and media business are testing the programming in a one-year study to see if it will
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Little Progress Made On Health Disparities, New Report Shows - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 10 May 2012
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Little Progress Made On Health Disparities, New Report Shows
Hartford Courant
Low-income and middle-income people were significantly less likely than high-income people to have a usual primary care provider. This story was reported under a partnership with the Connecticut Health I-Team (www.c-hit.org).

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State Public Health Department warns consumers handling pet food - TheDay.com
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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State Public Health Department warns consumers handling pet food
TheDay.com
By Judy Benson The public is being urged to use caution when handling pet food since a Connecticut resident became sick after contact with dog food contaminated with the salmonella bacteria. The warning, issued by the state departments of public health ...
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OP-ED | Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange Bill: Get it Done! - CT Newsjunkie
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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OP-ED | Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange Bill: Get it Done!
CT Newsjunkie
Under the federal Affordable Care Act, the state Health Insurance Exchange is supposed to operate as a centralized marketplace, where small businesses with fewer than 50 employees can buy insurance. In a recent survey of Connecticut small businesses by ...

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Settlement: Depakote Maker Injects $6 Million Into Connecticut Coffers - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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USA TODAY

Settlement: Depakote Maker Injects $6 Million Into Connecticut Coffers
Hartford Courant
The state will share in a $1.5 billion civil and criminal health care fraud settlement of allegations that Abbott's conduct resulted in false claims to Medicaid and other federal health care programs. Abbott agreed to pay the states and federal
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Griffin Hospital Receives $50000 Grant From Komen Connecticut - Valley Independent Sentinel
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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Valley Independent Sentinel

Griffin Hospital Receives $50000 Grant From Komen Connecticut
Valley Independent Sentinel
“We are tremendously grateful to Komen Connecticut for supporting our work, which is educating women and saving lives in our community,” said Griffin Hospital President & CEO Patrick Charmel. The grant will support the Valley
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CORRECTING and REPLACING Cigna Corporation Announces Appearance at the Bank of ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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CORRECTING and REPLACING Cigna Corporation Announces Appearance at the Bank of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America,
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State Roundup: Calif. Prison Health Care Reverts To State; Fla. To Redo IT System - Kaiser Health News
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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State Roundup: Calif. Prison Health Care Reverts To State; Fla. To Redo IT System
Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on a variety of health policy issues in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and Texas. The cuts were announced Monday afternoon. ... Overall the [Louisiana]
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State Roundup: Conn. Retiree Health Plan Expansion Could Endanger Protections - Kaiser Health News
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Monday, 07 May 2012
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State Roundup: Conn. Retiree Health Plan Expansion Could Endanger Protections
Kaiser Health News
A selection of health policy stories from California, New York, Iowa, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Alaska and North Carolina. Neighbors were already concerned about the growing number of group homes for the elderly and recovering addicts in the
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Suicide Rate on the Rise in Connecticut; More Than One Case Per Day - Litchfield County Times
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Monday, 30 April 2012
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Suicide Rate on the Rise in Connecticut; More Than One Case Per Day
Litchfield County Times
“We're pretty active in Connecticut. We have the Connecticut Youth Suicide Advisory Board, which is overseen with input from both the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and DCF (Department of Children and Families).

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High Ridge Park Corporate Center to host inaugural Run or Walk with Mike 5k - Connectcut Plus
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Monday, 30 April 2012
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High Ridge Park Corporate Center to host inaugural Run or Walk with Mike 5k
Connectcut Plus
By High Ridge Park Stamford, CT - High Ridge Park Corporate Center will host the inaugural Run or Walk with Mike 5k on Sunday, May 20, 2012 beginning at 8 am This officially-timed and certified 5k will benefit the Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund, ...

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Good health keeps wealth in old age - Sun-Sentinel
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Monday, 30 April 2012
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Good health keeps wealth in old age
Sun-Sentinel
To keep her good health, Clark stopped bad habits early. She quit smoking in 1960, four years before the US Surgeon General issued a warning about the dangers of cigarettes. The former Connecticut state senator also sticks to mostly fruits and ...

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Oxford Eye on the Beltway: Opposition to Student Loan Bill - Patch.com
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Monday, 30 April 2012
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Oxford Eye on the Beltway: Opposition to Student Loan Bill
Patch.com
Himes, DeLauro and Murphy voice their opinions about the GOP's proposal to eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund. By Chandra Johnson Greene BLUMENTHAL: After the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), ...

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Connecticut motorcyclists learning safety - Norwich Bulletin
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Sunday, 29 April 2012
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Connecticut motorcyclists learning safety
Norwich Bulletin
More people in Connecticut enrolled in the courses in 2011 than in 2009 and 2010. By DON BOND and GREG SMITH The rising cost of gasoline, new state licensing mandates and the simple desire to learn to ride a motorcycle have increased participation in ...

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Cigna Receives the 2012 UConn School of Business Outstanding Strategic Partner ... - Citybizlist (press release)
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Sunday, 29 April 2012
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Cigna Receives the 2012 UConn School of Business Outstanding Strategic Partner ...
Citybizlist (press release)
BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global health service company Cigna will receive the 2012 Outstanding Strategic Partner Award at the University of Connecticut School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the
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Aetna to sell health plans to Costco members in Pa., Va., other states - IFAwebnews.com
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Sunday, 29 April 2012
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Aetna to sell health plans to Costco members in Pa., Va., other states
IFAwebnews.com
The Costco plan also will be available in Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada and Texas. Other markets will be available later this year, according to the company. “We recognize the importance of providing affordable health ...

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Parasite migrates to U.S. - Ct Post
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Sunday, 29 April 2012
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Parasite migrates to U.S.
Ct Post
Photo: Contributed Photo / CT DANBURY -- This disease has an exotic name, an unseemly mode of transmission involving parasites and defecating bugs and severe health consequences for those who are chronically infected. Enter Chagas, one of the parasitic ...

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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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HealthyState.org

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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