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  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...
  • Union Praises State Conditions On Waterbury Hospital Acquisition

    — Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it. However, the conditions could change before the...
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • These moms need to go on a shame-free diet

    These moms need to go on a shame-free diet
    DEAR AMY: My partner and I have two young daughters. Our oldest is 3. We have both struggled with our own body images and have done various diets throughout our lives. I guess I carry around more shame around the diets, so I don't say much about them....
  • Woman who killed mother denied release from mental hospital

    Woman who killed mother denied release from mental hospital
    A McHenry County judge today denied a woman’s request to be released from a mental health facility where she has lived since 2002 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of her elderly mother.   Judge Sharon Prather...
  • Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

    Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The...
  • State Targets Fragmented Child Mental-Health System

    HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...
  • New Central CT Health Director Has Passion, Sense Of Humor Too

    WETHERSFIELD -- New Central Connecticut Health District Director Charles Brown freely admits that his career path has been more of a zigzag than a straight line. The Orlando, Fla., native's jobs have ranged from Air Force aircraft mechanic to solid waste...
  • Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said

    Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said
    The 52-year-old father who shot his three children, killing two of them before turning a gun on himself, was getting mental-health treatment before the rampage, his attorney said Monday. Attorney Douglas Kneller, who represented David Mohney in his...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult

    Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult
    A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home. The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...