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File photo of a test by researchers into mad cow disease, and  its human varient Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Autopsy Confirms Rare Brain Disease In NH Patient’s Body; CT Patients Warned

New Hampshire public health officials say an autopsy has confirmed that a patient who may have exposed others to a rare brain disease died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

09/20/2013

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Conn. Holds Annual Veterans’ Services Event

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is holding its annual “Stand Down” event to link military veterans with services to help them in civilian life. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are […]

09/20/2013

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Schwartz Nominated For Federal VA Post

The White House announced today that Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the federal Veterans Administration.

08/02/2013

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at the VA hospital in Newington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

VA Secretary Promises Shorter Waits For Veterans Benefits

Speaking at the VA hospital in Newington, the leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs committed to reduce the backlog of veterans waiting for benefits.

05/02/2013

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VA Secretary to Visit State Facility in Newington

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ The secretary of veterans affairs is planning to discuss the department’s efforts to reduce backlogs in compensation claims during a visit to Connecticut. Secretary Eric Shinseki is planning to speak Thursday […]

05/02/2013

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Settlement in “Exploding” Eye Surgery

An attorney for a 60-year-old Army veteran says his client won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in one eye during a routine outpatient cataract operation in Connecticut.

06/27/2011