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Shoreline resiliency against sea level rise and flooding in Connecticut is largely in the hands of local governments. But with money tight and local budgets reliant on the taxes shoreline properties generate, efforts to protect coastal communities from climate change have been slow and underfunded. Some communities, however, are making more progress than others.
Connecticut is fortunate it hasn't been hit by a tropical-style storm since the successive storms of Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012 swamped the coastline, illuminating its vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. That's because there's a general consensus that if either of those storms were to hit now, they would be just as damaging.
The ongoing relationship between primary care physicians and their patients forms the foundation of good health. Although that relationship has survived over the decades, cracks are appearing in it — the result of decades in which Medicare and other payers have devalued primary care by paying more for tests and procedures than for primary care visits.
According to published reports, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is considering moving to Greenwich. If Gov. Ned Lamont really wants to see his popularity sky rocket, he should propose legislation to prevent such an outrage.
Imagine that you are a nurse with less than two years’ experience. At this point in time, you are finally beginning to feel comfortable and confident in your job and responsibilities and that you aren’t a novice anymore. Over the next 12 hours, your patient is very busy because his blood pressure is swinging between high and low pressures as a result of his condition. You have called the physician multiple times and have been following orders to the letter. Meanwhile, your charge nurse is coming up to you every 30-45 minutes asking you: What is going on with your patient? Did you call the physician? What are you doing about this?
The effectiveness of our institutions of higher learning is closely correlated to the success of students. Historically, graduation rate has been a “go to” metric to capture both student success and institutional effectiveness, but in reality, relying only on a single measure of success fails to tell the whole story.
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