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May 2, 2016

OP-ED | You Can Help to Make Sure Connecticut Lawmakers Vote for Superior Breast Exams

by Dr. Liane Philpotts | May 2, 2016 2:22pm

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To detect cancer, a 3D mammogram is better than a 2D mammogram

Here’s a medical fact that should be uncontroversial: the better your mammogram, the more likely you are to beat breast cancer.

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Malloy To Come Back To Budget Negotiating Table With Offer

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 9:00am

CTNJ file photo (Updated 12:50 p.m.) After being absent from the budget negotiating table all weekend, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to come back Monday with an offer that restores some education and hospital funding.

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April 30, 2016

Senate Sends Medical Marijuana For Minors Legislation To Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 12:30am

Doug Hardy photo The Senate gave final passage to a bill Friday that would give children under the age of 18 access to non-smokeable medical marijuana.

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April 29, 2016

House Sends Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage For 3D Mammograms To Senate

by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 3:11pm

Christine Stuart file photo Even in the toughest of financial times there is legislation that, even though it costs money, draws bipartisan support.

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Federal Report Finds Wide Disparities Among Medicare Recipients

by Lisa Chedekel | April 29, 2016 2:38pm

istock Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to get flu vaccines, have a preventive health care visit, or receive follow-up care after being hospitalized for a mental health disorder, according to a first-of-its kind federal report that looks at health disparities among people on Medicare Advantage plans.

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April 26, 2016

Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2016 7:28pm

Christine Stuart photo The Senate joined the House Tuesday in approving a bill that would create a relief fund for firefighters who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer related to their job.

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April 25, 2016

House Unanimously Approves Bill To Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2016 7:09pm

Christine Stuart photo The House of Representatives unanimously passed far-reaching legislation Monday aimed at combating what many legislators referred to as the “opioid epidemic” impacting the state of Connecticut.

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April 21, 2016

House Approves Medical Marijuana for Sick Children

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 12:18am

shutterstock The House overwhelmingly approved a measure that would give sick children under the age of 18 access to non-smokeable medical marijuana.

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April 19, 2016

Advocates Decry Proposed Cuts To Health, Dental Services

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 5:30am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget proposal would eliminate health insurance coverage for about 8,700 parents who have children enrolled in HUSKY and incomes between 138 percent and 155 percent of the federal poverty level. The move is expected to save $900,000.

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April 15, 2016

Legislative Leaders Say It Will Be Tough To Pass Bills With A Fiscal Impact

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 3:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo With the session ending in three weeks and a more than $900-million budget deficit staring them in the face, Democratic legislative leaders warned their caucuses that passing any big policy changes that require spending will be “almost impossible.”

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