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  • Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden

    Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden
    Jeff Malanoski sat in front of his bowl of cereal, watching "The Price is Right" and forgetting to eat his breakfast. His sister, Marilyn Long, sat at the table next to him and repeatedly reminded him. "Why don't you eat your cereal?" she coaxed,...
  • Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care, Verbal Abuse Of Residents

    Two nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with verbal abuse of residents, pressure sores that were not monitored and the case of a resident who fell 15 times in four months. On July 8, Greenwich Woods Health...
  • Care technician: Close patient contact demands both skill and compassion

    By Erinn Hutkin As a patient care technician in a hospital emergency room, Tiffany Ehlers must be prepared for anything at any time. Ehlers, 39, has worked for two years at Blue Island's Metro South Medical Center, where on any given day, she assists...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Death-with-dignity movement springs back to life in California

    Death-with-dignity movement springs back to life in California
    Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list. Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
  • Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park

    Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park
    A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuberculosis sanatorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement that the "Seaside" property will become a state park. Malloy said the...
  • Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities

    Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities
    With U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touring Orlando’s veterans clinic in Baldwin Park and medical center at Lake Nona, U.S. Rep. John Mica said he’s hearing what needs to be said. At a press briefing Thursday morning after...
  • New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium

    New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium
    Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
  • Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not

    Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not
    An important state law went into effect this week that requires Connecticut hospitals to give all patients critical information: whether they are being admitted to the hospital or being kept only for observation. This new law could save Medicare...
  • After brush with Ebola in Dallas, family faces weeks of confinement

    After brush with Ebola in Dallas, family faces weeks of confinement
    Youngor Jallah hasn't left the cramped, two-bedroom apartment she shares with her husband and four children for the last four days — not since Jallah learned that her mother's boyfriend may have exposed her family to the deadly Ebola virus. The...
  • 'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk

    'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk
    "Gen Silent," a documentary examining issues that affect gay and lesbian couples as they age and enter nursing homes, will be shown in a special screening in Norfolk on Wednesday night.  The film will be screened at the headquarters of WHRO, at 5200...