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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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Medicare beneficiaries sue US over hospital stays - Reuters
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Thursday, 03 November 2011
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Washington Times

Medicare beneficiaries sue US over hospital stays
Reuters
The plaintiffs, who are seeking class-action status for the case, asked a US district court in Hartford, Connecticut, to stop Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from authorizing doctors to place Medicare hospital patients on ...
Advocates challenge use of
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Attunity Ltd. (ATTUF) Secures Contract from Connecticut Community Care - Beacon Equity Research
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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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Attunity Ltd. (ATTUF) Secures Contract from Connecticut Community Care
Beacon Equity Research
... the delivery of service orders, electronic billing, and payer information throughout their partner network of health care providers. CCCI is the largest care management service for the elderly and individuals with disabilities in Connecticut.
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President Obama makes disaster declaration in Connecticut - Greenwich Post
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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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Globe and Mail

President Obama makes disaster declaration in Connecticut
Greenwich Post
... for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all counties in the State of Connecticut. ...
Obama in
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President Obama Declares Emergency Exists in Connecticut - Litchfield County Times
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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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The Associated Press

President Obama Declares Emergency Exists in Connecticut
Litchfield County Times
Power is not expected to be restored completely until Sunday for Connecticut Light & Power Co. customers. Malloy addressed the rising tensions in towns where gas stations are closed for lack of power, health issues around carbon monoxide and,
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For Congress, Donovan financed by reformers and lobbyists - The Connecticut Mirror
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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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For Congress, Donovan financed by reformers and lobbyists
The Connecticut Mirror
About $35000 of his money came from donors with connections to the health-care industry or health issues, including several employees of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Donovan has pushed a variety of health reforms sought by the ...

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Merrill releases CT Civic Health Index - Norwalk Plus Magazine
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Saturday, 29 October 2011
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Merrill releases CT Civic Health Index
Norwalk Plus Magazine
The 2011 Connecticut Civic Health Index used data provided by the US Census Bureau and analyzed by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) to gage statistics on a wide range of indicators of civic health ...
The Uphill Battle in the Fight Against
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GOP in Conn. Balks at Plan to Lure Lab - Wall Street Journal
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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GOP in Conn. Balks at Plan to Lure Lab
Wall Street Journal
Republicans said they support the lab's plans to build a $1.1 billion genetics research center on the University Of Connecticut Health Center's Farmington campus, but they oppose how Mr. Malloy sweetened the deal. The state would give Jackson Labs a ...
Minor issues with CT jobs bill
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State union endorses Finizio - TheDay.com
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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State union endorses Finizio
TheDay.com
AFT Connecticut represents teachers in some of the state's larger school districts, and healthcare workers, including the three unions at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. "With New London schools failing, New London needs a leader that can save the ...

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NY health firm agrees to disclose data on rates - Wall Street Journal
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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NY health firm agrees to disclose data on rates
Wall Street Journal
Lawsky said the insurers still objecting to the disclosure are Aetna Health, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, EmblemHealth, Empire HealthChoice, Excellus Health Plan, HealthNow New York, ...
UnitedHealth drops disclosure
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Suicide Attempts In Connecticut: Nation's Second-Highest Rate - Hartford Courant
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Saturday, 22 October 2011
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Suicide Attempts In Connecticut: Nation's Second-Highest Rate
Hartford Courant
In the other categories the CDC studied, Connecticut fared closer to the middle, although it was consistently higher than average among Northeast states. Andrea Duarte, behavioral health program manager for the state Department of Mental Health and ...
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State senator wants more details about Jackson Lab 'letter of intent' - TheDay.com
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Saturday, 22 October 2011
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Hartford Courant

State senator wants more details about Jackson Lab 'letter of intent'
TheDay.com
Dannel P. Malloy is asking the General Assembly to authorize $291 million in bonding for the lab project on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus. "I am shocked that we as a legislature are not being given that letter of
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Hearings planned for jobs bill, UConn lab funding - BusinessWeek
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Friday, 21 October 2011
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Hearings planned for jobs bill, UConn lab funding
BusinessWeek
Connecticut lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to learn more about a bill that's supposed to help create jobs, as well as plans to borrow tens of millions of dollars for a new laboratory at the University of Connecticut Health Center. ...
Conn. bill includes $180 million for
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UAB, Cigna reach coverage agreement - Birmingham Business Journal
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Friday, 21 October 2011
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UAB, Cigna reach coverage agreement
Birmingham Business Journal
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Connecticut-based health insurer Cigna have resolved a pricing dispute that for more than 17 months has left nearly 60000 Alabamians without coverage at the state's largest hospital. ...

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Connecticut lawmakers weigh proposal for research lab - TheDay.com
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Friday, 21 October 2011
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Waterbury Republican American

Connecticut lawmakers weigh proposal for research lab
TheDay.com
The project calls for $292 million in state financing to build and help support the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center campus Farmington. The renowned institute would spend hundreds of millions of ...
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Protesters Demand Consumer Voice on Health Exchange Board - Public News Service
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Friday, 21 October 2011
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Protesters Demand Consumer Voice on Health Exchange Board
Public News Service
HARTFORD, Conn. - Some consumer health advocates protested at Thursday's meeting of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Board. They say the board includes several members who were affiliated for many years with the insurance industry – and no ...
Advocates protest
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Catholic Church demands accurate count of Connecticut abortions - Boston Herald
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Thursday, 20 October 2011
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Catholic Church demands accurate count of Connecticut abortions
Boston Herald
For example, the Guttmacher Institute said 17030 abortions were performed in Connecticut in 2008 and the state health department reported 14442. A spokesman for the health department said the agency is reviewing the issue but would not comment further. ...
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UnitedHealth Falls After Insurer Sees Medical Costs Rising - BusinessWeek
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
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Dividend.com

UnitedHealth Falls After Insurer Sees Medical Costs Rising
BusinessWeek
The increase indicated UnitedHealth has been able to recruit baby boomers who are reaching 65, said Sheryl Skolnick, an analyst at CRT Capital Group LLC in Stamford, Connecticut. Overall, enrollment rose by 220000, the company said. ...
Thousands Face Higher Hospital
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