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Connecticut to Launch Disease Prevention Plan

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is launching a plan to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in the state.

05/26/2014

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Two Flu Deaths In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread across the state with more than 680 confirmed cases and two deaths this season. Officials say Fairfield County has the most confirmed […]

01/09/2014

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Caution Advised For Those Who Work In Hot Conditions

With temperatures expected to top 90 degrees with high humidity over the next several days, health experts are advising those who work outdoors to be mindful of heat stress. Young and old alike, as well […]

06/24/2013

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State Investigating New Jersey Based Pharmacy

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Department of Public Health are both investigating a New Jersey based compound pharmacy. This comes after officials learned that a Connecticut hospital received some bags of intravenous solution that appeared cloudy with visible floating particles, which may have been contaminated.

03/17/2013

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Nursing Home to Get New Manager

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ State public health officials will approve a new manager at a Litchfield nursing home that was fined $2,000 after state inspections found staff prepared inadequate meals, withheld personal financial information from […]

03/07/2013

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More Lives Claimed By Flu In Connecticut

According to the latest report from the state Department of Public Health, twenty-three people have died from influenza in Connecticut this winter.

01/31/2013

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1,676 Confirmed Flu Cases In Connecticut

The Department of Public Health says there’s been a sharp increase in flu cases across Connecticut in recent weeks.

01/10/2013

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Conn. Recipient Of Medicine In Meningitis Outbreak Is Identified; No Patients Here Are Ill

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has now identified the medical practice in the state which received a shipment of medication now linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis.  Of the 39 patients of […]

10/05/2012

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Officials: No Fungal Meningitis Cases In Connecticut

Connecticut health officials say a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak sent steroids to one medical practice in the state, but no illnesses are reported.

10/04/2012

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Connecticut Bill Cracks Down On Illegal Massage Parlors

State lawmakers are considering a bill that attempts to curb illegal massage parlors in Connecticut.

03/16/2012

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