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  • Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show

    More than 50 percent of the state's hospitals had rates for at least one type of hospital-acquired infection that were worse than federal benchmarks in late 2012 and 2013, new data shows. No other state had a higher percentage of its hospitals...
  • 50 Years Later — Beating The Type 1 Diabetes Prognosis

    50 Years Later — Beating The Type 1 Diabetes Prognosis
    Twenty years ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for The Courant on living with Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, and said my goal was to receive a 50-year medal from Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard. Well, I did it. It will be 50 years on Wednesday. More...
  • Infant In Critical Condition After Being Found Unresponsive In Plainville

    Infant In Critical Condition After Being Found Unresponsive In Plainville
    PLAINVILLE — An infant found unresponsive in a home on Stillwell Avenue Wednesday morning remains in critical condition at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, police said. Officers responded to the home about 9 a.m. and found the unconscious...
  • Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise As Support Systems Expand

    Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise As Support Systems Expand
    Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory. "Small victory for...
  • Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut

    Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut
    Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials. The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
  • Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

    Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb
    Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows. The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that...
  • Medicare Costs For Breast Cancer Screenings Soar, But Benefits Remain Unclear

     Medicare Costs For Breast Cancer Screenings Soar, But Benefits Remain Unclear
    Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added costs did not improve early detection rates among the 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale School of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hospital And Arthritis Foundation Present Educational Seminar On Joint Pain Relief

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) and the Arthritis Foundation will present a free educational seminar, "Keep Moving: Finding Relief from Joint Pain," on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. The event, which...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Southington Senior Health Fair

    A health fair for older adults will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. This informative event will include demonstrations, educational materials, free health screenings (balance, bone density,...
  • As Competitors Join Big Chains, Independent Hospitals Join Forces

    With several Connecticut hospitals poised to join larger chains, a group of five health care systems announced plans Tuesday to take another tack — forming an alliance aimed at giving them the benefits of scale while remaining independent. The...
  • A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit

    A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit
    The thoughts and memories still spin like a revolving door. But these days, the door turns a little slower for Bill Petit. The good things in his life fight mightily against the heartache he endured seven years ago. Awarding a local children's...