Advocates say new restrictions on coverage for gender-affirming surgery are almost impossible for HUSKY patients to comply with.
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Access, insurance still obstacles to gender-affirming surgery in CT
Medical providers and advocates for transgender people say there are too many loopholes and limited access to gender-affirming surgery in CT.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center nurses make steep climb to vaccinate seafarers
They put on pink hard hats and climb aboard to vaccinate merchant sailors from all over the world.
Yale study links housing instability and risky sexual behaviors
Researchers have found evidence that landlord-related forced moves are associated with HIV sexual risk.
Education, across all demographics, is an effective prescription to combat diabetes
Diabetes among Connecticut adults has become more prevalent; the state is working to reduce that rate, but it’s a challenge.
Health care and education suffer when there’s no internet access
Some 29,000 Connecticut students lack internet access at home. The greatest shortage is in the 10 lowest-performing school districts.
Pandemic exposes stark health disparities generations in the making
Longtime minority advocates aren’t surprised by the disparities in healthcare made more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whites In Midsize Cities Report Poor Health Compared To Counterparts In Urban Centers
An analysis of the recent DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey found that residents in a number of midsize, blue-collar cities reported lower health ratings than residents of the state’s largest cities.
Nursing homes fined for care lapses, resident molestation
Six nursing homes have been fined more than $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents of residents being burned, losing teeth or breaking hips and one resident who molested at least seven others.
Four Connecticut nursing homes fined
Four nursing homes have been fined more than $1,000 each in connection with several incidents that included a resident drug overdose and two residents suffering broken bones. Cambridge Manor of Fairfield was fined $1,380 on July 31, in connection with two incidents at the home, according to a citation by the state Department of Public […]
State suspends Westport surgical center’s license
A Westport plastic surgeon who is on probation and was fined $29,000 in 2011 has had his center’s license temporarily suspended after state inspectors found several new violations, including rusty equipment and instruments and a fire alarm system that had not worked for five months. Under a June 20 consent order with the state Department […]