Lori Dingwell of Waterbury tested positive for COVID-19. Despite her insurance, she racked up $10,000 in medical debt.
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Flu fighters combat vaccination fears in New Haven
Trust levels among people of color are “really low,” one woman says.
Survivors struggle with lingering COVID-19 symptoms
Rhonda Eigabroadt belongs to a club nobody aspires to join: patients experiencing symptoms and health problems long after contracting COVID-19.
Low-income children are most vulnerable to pandemic’s long-term effects
The pandemic-elated losses and setbacks parents suffer can stay with their children well into adulthood.
Purdue Pharma payouts decline as fewer clinicians report taking money
Purdue Pharma, in bankruptcy and embroiled in thousands of lawsuits for its role in the opioid crisis, paid Connecticut doctors and nurse practitioners $394,662 in 2018, a slight drop of 9% from $433,246 the prior year, federal data show.
Opioids backlash leaves some struggling with chronic pain
In the wake of the opioid epidemic, doctors are writing fewer prescriptions for opioids.
Saving children from cycle of trauma
Shawn was 4 years old when he watched his dad, Jonathan Whaley, keel over at their doorstep from a gunshot wound to his back. He remembers the pool of blood, the paramedics, and the police. Whaley, 34, didn’t make it. Shawn is now 8 years old. He lives with his grandmother and five siblings in one of Hartford’s rundown neighborhoods. “They got a lot of anger,” said Ishmeal Turner, Shawn’s grandfather. “It’s been rough. Rough.”
Pharma cash flows to doctors for consultant work despite scrutiny
With physicians’ compensation from pharmaceutical and medical device companies under increasing scrutiny, payments to doctors in Connecticut for consultant work rose to $8.5 million in 2017, up from $8 million in 2016.