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Conn. Rep. Larson to discuss autism legislation - Washington Examiner
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Conn. Rep. Larson to discuss autism legislation
Washington Examiner
AP HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — US Rep. John Larson is meeting with military families who have children with autism to discuss legislation that would ensure health care coverage for autism treatments. Last week, the US House of Representatives approved the ...

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Polls Open Today in Middlebury: Health District & Property Maintenance ... - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Polls Open Today in Middlebury: Health District & Property Maintenance ...
Patch.com
By Jaimie Cura Residents will vote on the Torrington Area Health District and property maintenance ordinance today, Tuesday, May 22, from 6 am to 8 pm at Shepardson Community Center. Residents will vote on the Torrington Area Health District and ...

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APNewsBreak: Guard firm breached Conn. contract - BusinessWeek
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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APNewsBreak: Guard firm breached Conn. contract
BusinessWeek
By SUSAN HAIGH The state of Connecticut has required a private security company hired to protect several office buildings to provide some guards back pay after a review showed the firm breached its contract with the state by underpaying the workers.

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"Difficulties Are A Sign That You're On A Path Of Consequence" - Patch.com
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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"Difficulties Are A Sign That You're On A Path Of Consequence"
Patch.com
Quinnipiac also awarded honorary degrees to Schwarzman, Brinker and Dick Robinson, founder and chairman of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and president of the Robinson Media Group. In a speech laced with humor and advice from his own career ...
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Local Mental Health Group Announces Essay Winners - TheDay.com
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Local Mental Health Group Announces Essay Winners
TheDay.com
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southeastern Connecticut recently announced the winners of its “Breaking The Silence About Mental Illness” essay contest at Ledyard High School. The first place winner is Korianne Hillyer-Timmerman ...

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Chris Donovan says he'll back jobs bill, defends union ties on WNPR - Torrington Register Citizen
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Chris Donovan says he'll back jobs bill, defends union ties on WNPR
Torrington Register Citizen
Donovan said there are 106000 people in Connecticut getting by on minimum wage, and many of them lack adequate health care, too. He said that Walmart is the single biggest user of Connecticut's HUSKY health insurance
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Sue Siegel to Lead Healthymagination Healthymagination is GE's company-wide $6 ... - CNBC.com
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Sue Siegel to Lead Healthymagination Healthymagination is GE's company-wide $6 ...
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FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GE announced today that Sue Siegel has been named a GE Corporate Vice President and will serve as CEO of healthymagination, GE's $6 billion global commitment to provide better health for more people by
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Storytelling and Humor to Raise Awareness about Racial and Ethnic Health ... - PR Web (press release)
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Storytelling and Humor to Raise Awareness about Racial and Ethnic Health ...
PR Web (press release)
Health Justice CT (http://www.healthjusticeCT.org) -- an innovative movement designed to use social media as the foundation for raising awareness on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in Connecticut – will host a community forum, ...

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Health-Care Costs Rise Faster Than US Inflation Rate - BusinessWeek
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Sunday, 20 May 2012
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Health-Care Costs Rise Faster Than US Inflation Rate
BusinessWeek
While insurer costs climbed 2.6 percent in 2010, employees' share rose by 7.1 percent. UnitedHealth, the largest US health insurer, is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Aetna is based in Hartford, Connecticut; Humana in Louisville, Kentucky; ...

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"Please Help Us Save Our Daughter. It's Truly A Matter Of Life Or Death." - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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"Please Help Us Save Our Daughter. It's Truly A Matter Of Life Or Death."
Patch.com
She was closely monitored by the excellent staff at Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) taking daily medications and she was in good health until her second birthday (1999) when she developed her first bout of cholangitis, ...

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“Fit Kids” Receives $8000 Worth of Sports Equipment from Pepperidge Farm and ... - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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“Fit Kids” Receives $8000 Worth of Sports Equipment from Pepperidge Farm and ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
NORWALK, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Yesterday, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia joined in the “Fit Kids” Field Day celebration at Cranbury School where Pepperidge Farm and Good Sports donated $8000 in sports equipment to
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Plaintiffs Lawyers Eye Data Breach Niche - The National Law Journal
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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Plaintiffs Lawyers Eye Data Breach Niche
The National Law Journal
According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the personal medical data for more than 11 million people may have been exposed improperly during the past two years. One of those exposures happened in Connecticut in 2009, when Health ...

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Eating to Conceive a Baby - NBC Connecticut
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Eating to Conceive a Baby
NBC Connecticut
It also is involved in muscle contraction and the nervous system as well,” said Dr. Joseph Walsh, Chief of Obstetrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The website “What to Expect” also recommends the mineral manganese for women because ...

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CT Delegation Poo-Poos Partisanship Over Domestic Violence - CT Newsjunkie
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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CT Delegation Poo-Poos Partisanship Over Domestic Violence
CT Newsjunkie
Joseph Courtney, Rose DeLauro, and Chris Murphy accused House Republicans of placing personal ideology above the lives and health of women. The law, originally passed in 1994, classifies domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes.
Fight Over Violence Against Women
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Strong Wellness Policies Improve Connecticut School Environments - HealthNewsDigest.com
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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HealthNewsDigest.com

Strong Wellness Policies Improve Connecticut School Environments
HealthNewsDigest.com
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act requires that all school districts inform and update the public about the content and implementation of their local wellness policies during the 2011-2012 school year. Yale researchers collaborated with the
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Connecticut School District Creates Operational Efficiencies Through Kaseya - MarketWatch (press release)
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Connecticut School District Creates Operational Efficiencies Through Kaseya
MarketWatch (press release)
ARLINGTON, VA, May 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Kaseya(R), the leading global provider of automated IT systems management software, today announced that Fairfield Public Schools (Conn.) has streamlined and automated its IT systems
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Region's African-American health agency says it's time to rethink role - TheDay.com
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Region's African-American health agency says it's time to rethink role
TheDay.com
The health council is a program of Ledge Light, which provides public health services to New London, Groton, Ledyard, East Lyme and Waterford. It is supported with funds from the state Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Health Foundation.

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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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Newsday

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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NOLA.com

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 ...
Aetna Offers Individual Plans to
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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 ...
Insurance giant Cigna will administer state
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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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