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John Silva
May 09, 2019 - 4:34 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Two additional deaths attributed to the flu were reported for the period ending last Saturday, May 4. That brings to 77, the total number of deaths from flu so far this season. The weekly report from the state Department of Public Health shows activity beginning to wane...
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May 08, 2019 - 9:03 am
A national group that successfully challenged laws in California, Hawaii and Illinois regulating pregnancy crisis centers is warning Connecticut lawmakers it will work to overturn any law that clamps down on alleged deceptive advertising practices at these facilities.
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in about 17 out of every 100,000 U.S. births each year, the mother dies from pregnancy-related causes - around 700 deaths a year. But the rate has been slowly climbing for decades. The rate was around 12 per 100,000 a quarter century ago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
AP
May 07, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth. Black women, along with Native Americans and Alaska natives, are three times more likely to die before,...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm
A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails, saying "abusers aren't victims," according to a court filing in Connecticut.
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