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EMPS crisis clinician Heather Kunkel visits with Joey Smith, 10, at his home.
Photo:Tony Bacewicz/C-HIT
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May 30, 2013
Ten-year-old Joey Smith shared a celebratory high-five with Heather Kunkel, a mental health professional who was visiting the boy’s Thomaston home. “Things are great, spectacular even,” he said, as the two chatted at the kitchen table. It’s a dramatic turnaround for Joey who met Kunkel when s... read more
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Apr 17, 2012
Eight of Connecticut’s 30 acute-care hospitals ended the last fiscal year in the red—double the number that reported financial losses the year before, according to a new state report. The data filed with the state Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) is a mixed bag of news about the financial health of the state’s hospitals. It shows that only six hospitals had operating losses in the 2011 fiscal year in contrast with nine that did not break even on operations in 2010. But when non-operati... read more
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Mar 6, 2012
In 2010, as state health officials were investigating allegations that Dr. Gerson Sternstein of Berlin was overmedicating patients, three pharmaceu... read more
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Feb 17, 2012
As Myriad Genetic Laboratories nears its one millionth predictive genetic test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, the cost of the test has more than doubled, and the company’s 15-year patent monopoly is being challenged by critics who contend it is stymieing other potentially life-saving s... read more
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Jan 25, 2012
Yanisha Claudio, 15, of Hartford, tenderly swaddled three-week-old Jordan, hoping he wouldn’t wake up. “He was crying until four o’clock in the mor... read more
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Dec 28, 2011
Each time John Dempsey Hospital performs a cardiac valve surgery, the hospital receives a median payment of $82,589 from Medicare – about $23,000 m... read more
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Dec 16, 2011
Hundreds of students are arrested each year in Connecticut schools.  That’s the finding of a new report by C-Hit - the Connecticut Health Investiga... read more
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Dec 14, 2011
As a fifth grader at a New Haven magnet school in 2009, Jacob was watching a lot of “Ed, Edd n Eddy” shows on TV—a slapstick cartoon that features... read more
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Nov 28, 2011
Patients treated for pneumonia at four Connecticut hospitals have ended up readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at rates significantly higher... read more
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Nov 21, 2011
Residents in Connecticut’s five largest cities are nearly three times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma – and twice as likely to die from it—as residents in the rest of the state, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health. The prevalence of state adults reportin... read more
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Sep 7, 2011
In the years since they flew together out of Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts in the post-Vietnam War era, Wes Carter and Paul Bailey have... read more
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Jul 12, 2011
In February 2007, David Gootkin came to the state Capitol in Hartford to testify in favor a bill prompted by his brother Robert’s death the year be... read more
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Jun 29, 2011
When Joseph Gambardella was in the second grade, he vomited every morning for three months. He missed a lot of school and saw a psychiatrist to dea... read more
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Jun 1, 2011
  Connecticut’s private employers have seen the price of health insurance premiums for workers and their families rise 102 percent since 1999,... read more
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May 17, 2011
In a controversial move, state officials are allowing a Greenwich physician who is registered as a sex offender to resume his medical practice in Connecticut. In a recent decision, the Connecticut Medical Examining Board, an arm of the Department of Public Health, voted to allow Clifford Berk... read more
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May 9, 2011
In October 2010, local health inspectors in Meriden found rodent droppings in the cafeteria of Maloney High School, as well as dirty cabinets and o... read more
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Mar 24, 2011
About one in five prisoners in Connecticut is receiving mental health treatment – a proportion that has increased in the last decade, contributing... read more
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Feb 25, 2011
  Earlier this year, Neha Batheja, a physician assistant, quietly signed a consent order with the New York State Board for Professional Medical... read more
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Feb 25, 2011
 Close to half of the 1.4 million outpatient visits to Connecticut emergency rooms in 2009 were for non-urgent care that could have been provided t... read more
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Feb 25, 2011
Nationally, when a patient shows up at a hospital for medical imaging for a chest or abdominal malady, the chances that he or she will need a “comb... read more