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Connecticut Lottery: Gambling is Not Child's Play - Patch.com
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Connecticut Lottery: Gambling is Not Child's Play
Patch.com
We will continue to partner with our retailers and the mental-health community to promote a clear message that gambling is not child's play,” said Anne M. Noble, president and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. “While the vast majority of persons who ...

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Working To Make UConn Bigger, Better — And Painfully More Expensive - Hartford Courant
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Working To Make UConn Bigger, Better — And Painfully More Expensive
Hartford Courant
That's why the nearly $1 billion "Bioscience Connecticut" initiative at the UConn Health Center investment is essential. It's good that UConn has thousands more students — it now takes SAT test scores of at least 600 in English and 600 in math to
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Legalization of same-sex marriage may make gay men healthier: study - New York Daily News
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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New York Daily News

Legalization of same-sex marriage may make gay men healthier: study
New York Daily News
A previous study showed that stress caused by the banning of same-sex marriage has a negative impact on the health of homosexuals, the news released stated. Six states have made same-sex marriage legal, including New York, Connecticut, New
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Adult missing persons in Connecticut: Advocate says police aren't doing enough - Middletown Press
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Adult missing persons in Connecticut: Advocate says police aren't doing enough
Middletown Press
“When it is a missing child or someone with a mental health issue, (it is addressed right away), but if it is a missing adult, especially a missing male, it is not taken seriously.” “People rely on law enforcement to guide them through the process,”
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Even in the dark, quality of life here tops most other states' - TheDay.com
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Even in the dark, quality of life here tops most other states'
TheDay.com
Then again, Connecticut generally has a temperate climate, high incomes and quality health care, and ready access to recreational and cultural amenities. But before the debate heats up, University of Connecticut economists say they can prove ...

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Medical data exchange gains momentum - Hartford Business
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Medical data exchange gains momentum
Hartford Business
By Greg Bordonaro Connecticut is inching closer to its goal of creating a statewide health information exchange, but many key policy and legal issues still need to be hashed out before patient data begins to flow among providers in the state. ...

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Mental-health firm SLS, facing shutdown in Putnam over violations, gets OK in ... - The Journal News | LoHud.com
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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Mental-health firm SLS, facing shutdown in Putnam over violations, gets OK in ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Although Blue Sky's Danbury application for a certificate of need was approved in August, the company faces a second application process, Connecticut health department spokesman William Gerrish said. Blue Sky will need to obtain one
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AP Newsbreak: Conn health pooling plan faces delay - BusinessWeek
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
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AP Newsbreak: Conn health pooling plan faces delay
BusinessWeek
Dannel P. Malloy's budget director on Monday said he has serious concerns about opening up the state of Connecticut's health insurance plan next month to municipal workers and wants the initiative delayed until the state's risks can be examined further ...
CT's health
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Cenestra Health Announces Granting of Broad Patent Covering Proprietary ... - PR Newswire (press release)
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Cenestra Health Announces Granting of Broad Patent Covering Proprietary ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Cenestra Health is a privately-held and unleveraged biopharmaceutical company based in New Haven, Connecticut. Cenestra Health was founded in 2005 to formulate, develop and market "best-in-class" proprietary natural products with
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California's healthcare spending per person among lowest in US - Los Angeles Times
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Los Angeles Times

California's healthcare spending per person among lowest in US
Los Angeles Times
The Northeast was home to many of the highest-spending states, including New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania. Lower-spending states tended to have low incomes, high uninsured rates and younger populations.
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Stamford Chiropractor Latest Arrest In Undercover FBI Insurance Sting - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Stamford Chiropractor Latest Arrest In Undercover FBI Insurance Sting
Hartford Courant
... prosecutors said Kirshner owned and operated several chiropractor offices in Connecticut, one of them in Stamford and two in Bridgeport, each of which employed as many as four chiropractors. The Bridgeport offices were called Health First Medical.
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Pomperaug Health District Tops 3200 Flu Shots with Special Visitor - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Pomperaug Health District Tops 3200 Flu Shots with Special Visitor
Patch.com
Connecticut State Commissioner of Health receives a flu shot at Pomperaug Health District to kick off CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week. Sandy Weinberg, Public Health Nurse for the Pomperaug Health District, administers a flu vaccine to Dr. ...

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Mickey Herbert: 'I Can Represent Consumers' On Health Reform Board - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Mickey Herbert: 'I Can Represent Consumers' On Health Reform Board
Hartford Courant
30 to the US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing "grave concerns about the development of Connecticut's health insurance exchange." Galvin said in his letter that three appointees to the Connecticut Health Insurance
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AIDS Project Hartford to hold World AIDS Day celebration event - Stamford Plus Magazine
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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AIDS Project Hartford to hold World AIDS Day celebration event
Stamford Plus Magazine
By Department of Public Health Hartford, CT - On Thursday, December 8th, AIDS Project Hartford will hold a celebratory event in recognition of World AIDS Day 2011 and in honor of HIV providers throughout Connecticut. The event will be held at the
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DCF wants to charge families for children's mental health benefits - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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DCF wants to charge families for children's mental health benefits
The Connecticut Mirror
"Some people might say the $10 or $30 a week (that a family might have to contribute) might be too much," said Terry Edelstein, president of Connecticut's Community Providers Association, which represents health providers that serve this
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DCF wants some to pay for their child's mental health benefits - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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DCF wants some to pay for their child's mental health benefits
The Connecticut Mirror
"Some people might say the $10 or $30 a week (that a family might have to contribute) might be too much," said Terry Edelstein, president of Connecticut's Community Providers Association, which represents health providers that serve this
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Overflow crowd battles cell tower - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Overflow crowd battles cell tower
Ct Post
They were there for a public hearing of the Connecticut Siting Council, the government entity with the final say on everything from high-voltage transmission lines to hazardous waste facilities. It's expected that the Siting Council's decision will be ...

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DPH: Get Your Flu Shot - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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DPH: Get Your Flu Shot
Patch.com
UConn Health Center nurse Marlene Divinere administers a flu shot. Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center This holiday season, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages residents to share good tidings and not the flu by getting ...
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Low immunization, lack of prenatal
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Michigan Blue Cross Accused by Aetna of Hospital Rate Scheme - BusinessWeek
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Wednesday, 07 December 2011
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Michigan Blue Cross Accused by Aetna of Hospital Rate Scheme
BusinessWeek
Aetna said that, starting in 2005, it made an “enormous” investment to expand its business in Michigan, including acquiring HMS Healthcare for about $390 million. Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna accuses Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan of violating ...

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Region's health should be asset to New England - Lewiston Sun Journal
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Tuesday, 06 December 2011
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Region's health should be asset to New England
Lewiston Sun Journal
The differences are stark, according to the 2011 rankings established by the United Health Foundation. Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut are the three healthiest states in the US, while Massachusetts is fifth and Maine eighth. ...

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Connecticut ranked 3rd healthiest in nation - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 06 December 2011
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Connecticut ranked 3rd healthiest in nation
Ct Post
Indeed, according to the Health Rankings report, this is the first year that no state had an obesity prevalence under 20 percent. The report also highlighted some of Connecticut's health "challenges," including a high rate of binge drinking and ...
CT is third
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Hartford Business Journal Recognizes Health Care Heroes Send
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
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NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
 
 
UConn starts shuttle between Storrs, health center - Boston.com
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Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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UConn starts shuttle between Storrs, health center
Boston.com
November 29, 2011|AP The University of Connecticut has launched a new shuttle bus service connecting its flagship Storrs campus with the UConn Health Center in Farmington. The service runs four times each weekday from 7:50 am to 5:05 pm and is free for ...
UConn Begins Storrs to Farmington
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Medical group opens Monroe primary care office - Norwalk Plus Magazine
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Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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Medical group opens Monroe primary care office
Norwalk Plus Magazine
By Western Connecticut Health Network MONROE, CT - Patrick Broderick, MD, President of Western Connecticut Medical Group (formerly Danbury Office of Physician Services) has announced the opening of a new primary care office at 427 Main Street, ...

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Holiday feast could be hazardous, group says - Nashua Telegraph
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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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Holiday feast could be hazardous, group says
Nashua Telegraph
Connecticut has enacted the most comprehensive BPA ban in the nation, prohibiting the chemical in infant formula containers, baby food cans or jars, and reusable food and beverage containers, as of Oct. 1. Its ban on BPA in receipts will take effect in ...
Study: Some canned goods
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'Connecticut Yankee' Puppets At Mark Twain House - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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'Connecticut Yankee' Puppets At Mark Twain House
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
The Twain House exhibit is part of a yearlong project, "The World of Puppetry in Hartford," which includes exhibits and events at the UConn Health Center, Billings Forge Community Works, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and a current
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Regional Medicare administrator Jaye Weisman (handout / April 20, 2011) - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Hartford Courant

Regional Medicare administrator Jaye Weisman (handout / April 20, 2011)
Hartford Courant
People who need assistance with Medicare enrollment should call Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging, 800-994-9422, or visit http://www.Medicare.gov. Q: What do seniors need to know most about how federal healthcare reform has changed Medicare?
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UConn Docs Offer New Shoes, and Healthy Feet - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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UConn Docs Offer New Shoes, and Healthy Feet
The Connecticut Mirror
In New Britain, the University of Connecticut health specialists donated their time. This year, UConn doctors gave away 40 pairs of the donated shoes -- along with socks -- and left 66 pairs behind for those who couldn't make the event. ...

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Counting Calories? You Can Thank — Or Blame — Wesleyan Professor - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Hartford Courant

Counting Calories? You Can Thank — Or Blame — Wesleyan Professor
Hartford Courant
"He figured out that 1 gram of fat is worth so many calories, and the numbers he defined are still used today," said Amy DiCioccio, an oncology dietitian at the University of Connecticut Health Center. "He's the father of dietetics.
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Health Industry Raising Alarms About Cuts To Medicare After Super Committee ... - Kaiser Health News
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Health Industry Raising Alarms About Cuts To Medicare After Super Committee ...
Kaiser Health News
[the] 2 percent reduction in Medicare funding, would be a calamity, said Matthew Barrett, executive vice president of the Connecticut Association for Health Care Facilities, which represents nursing homes. Still, he said, "That actually is the
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Against objections, insurance commissioners vote to back brokers - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Against objections, insurance commissioners vote to back brokers
The Connecticut Mirror
On Tuesday, a divided National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted to advocate for the brokers, following a contentious debate and objections from several state insurance regulators, including Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas
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Legislative Update - Milford-Orange Bulletin
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Legislative Update
Milford-Orange Bulletin
Crisco's award is “in recognition of his outstanding leadership on Connecticut's state health insurance exchange, which will provide a marketplace for consumers to shop competitively for quality, affordable health insurance,” according to the AARP. ...

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Food Illness: The Worst Holiday Present. We've Got Tips! - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Food Illness: The Worst Holiday Present. We've Got Tips!
Patch.com
With thousands of meals being prepared during the holidays, the Central Connecticut Health District advises the public on proper food preparation techniques. By Joseph Wenzel IV The Central Connecticut Health District, which serves Berlin and Rocky ...

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Survey: Health benefit costs rise 7.6% in Connecticut - Norwich Bulletin
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Friday, 18 November 2011
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Survey: Health benefit costs rise 7.6% in Connecticut
Norwich Bulletin
Total health benefit costs for active employees in Connecticut rose 7.6 percent during 2011 to an average of $12878, according to the Mercer's 2011 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. Mercer's polled 40 Connecticut ...
Study: CT employers
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Docs Say Killer Ruled Insane Can Be Released Into Community - Hartford Courant
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Friday, 18 November 2011
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Docs Say Killer Ruled Insane Can Be Released Into Community
Hartford Courant
... year and a half and mental health experts treating him testified Friday before the Psychiatric Review Board that it is time for him to be let out into the community rather than serve the last 10 years of his sentence in Connecticut Valley Hospital. ...
Experts: killer
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Better coordination key to improved disaster response - The Connecticut Mirror
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Friday, 18 November 2011
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Better coordination key to improved disaster response
The Connecticut Mirror
Connecticut faces similar challenges in coordinating services when it comes to the health and safety of its vulnerable residents, state Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen testified Friday before the panel. "There are significantly more people in ...
DEEP: State
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Connecticut energy companies pay big bucks to have their voices heard by lawmakers - istockAnalyst.com (press release)
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Sunday, 13 November 2011
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Connecticut energy companies pay big bucks to have their voices heard by lawmakers
istockAnalyst.com (press release)
At stake in the health field are policies, but "more money is at stake" before the energy committee, where lobbying is "very aggressive" by all the parties. (c)2011 the New Haven Register (New Haven, Conn.) Visit
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States weighing pros, cons of utility smart meters - The Associated Press
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Sunday, 13 November 2011
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States weighing pros, cons of utility smart meters
The Associated Press
He is urging Connecticut and other officials to stop the meters. "I would tell Connecticut state energy officials, if they consider the public's health and safety to be a priority, that they impose an immediate moratorium on any installation of smart ...
States
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Federal HHS secretary to discuss tobacco policies - Seacoastonline.com
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Sunday, 13 November 2011
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Federal HHS secretary to discuss tobacco policies
Seacoastonline.com
By AP MANCHESTER, NH — The assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services is coming to New Hampshire this week to hold a town hall on tobacco. Dr. Howard Koh will join the health commissioners from Connecticut, Maine, ...
Federal HHS secretary to
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I'm proud to be the 1 - TheDay.com
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Sunday, 13 November 2011
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I'm proud to be the 1
TheDay.com
The state also bonded about $1 billion for the University of Connecticut Health Center expansion and renovation. Typically the legislature would carefully examine a $1 billion project, but it pushed this one through in just a few days. ...

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John Balzano, Anthony Porto - New York Times
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Saturday, 12 November 2011
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John Balzano, Anthony Porto
New York Times
... a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Yale Medical Group and the director of pediatric gastroenterology at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. He graduated from Columbia and received a master's in public health and a medical degree from Tufts. ...

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Public workers get boost from sick time 'cash-out' - Boston.com
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Saturday, 12 November 2011
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Public workers get boost from sick time 'cash-out'
Boston.com
Sick time cash-outs cost relatively little compared to budget-busting public employee benefits such as the promise of lifetime pensions and retiree health care. Connecticut, for example, recently spent $8.1 million for the benefit out of a budget of ...

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RI doc leaves US; patients can't get medical files - BusinessWeek
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Saturday, 12 November 2011
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RI doc leaves US; patients can't get medical files
BusinessWeek
The Connecticut public health department said in a 2008 consent order that Kpea's license in that state was put on probation until the Rhode Island probation was complete. The department alleged he gave substandard care to two patients that caused ...

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Secretary Merrill releases first index of Connecticut's Civic Health - UConn Daily Campus
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Monday, 07 November 2011
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Secretary Merrill releases first index of Connecticut's Civic Health
UConn Daily Campus
Recently, Secretary of State Denise Merrill joined national partners from the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Everyday Democracy regarding Connecticut's index of civic health. The 2011 Connecticut Civic Health Index is the first of its ...

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Retiring on top had no appeal for UConn's Calhoun - Washington Examiner
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Saturday, 05 November 2011
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Washington Examiner

Retiring on top had no appeal for UConn's Calhoun
Washington Examiner
2, 2011, Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun works the sidelines during an NCAA exhibition college basketball game against American International College in Storrs, Conn. Calhoun says he was advised once by Al McGuire to walk away once he
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Boil Water Advisories Still in Effect Throughout the Region - Patch.com
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Saturday, 05 November 2011
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Boil Water Advisories Still in Effect Throughout the Region
Patch.com
To find out which carrier serves your water and to find out if your water must be disinfected, go the the CT Public Health Drinking Water Services section. On Thursday, the DPH provided an updated list of affected systems. (They can be downloaded from ...

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Fitch Releases Report on Western Connecticut Health Network, CT - MarketWatch (press release)
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Friday, 04 November 2011
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Fitch Releases Report on Western Connecticut Health Network, CT
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Nov 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings has published a report on Western Connecticut Health Network, CT. The report is available at ' www.fitchratings.com '. Additional information is available at ' www.fitchratings.com '.

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