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    By Clare Dignan mdignan@hearstmediact.com @clare_d13 on Twitter|

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    Insurance regulators approve double-digit rate increases

    HARTFORD >> Without any guarantees from Washington D.C. Connecticut’s insurance regulators decided to allow two carriers to boost their premiums in 2018 by an average of 31.7 percent for Anthem and 27.7 percent for ConnectiCare Benefit customers.

    Christine Stuart CTNewsJunkie.com|

  • Health

    Yale doctor seeks to limit surgeries for small kidney tumors

    NEW HAVEN >> Not all kidney cancers are killers, and many small tumors can be left alone or watched over time because there is a low risk they will become dangerous, according to Dr. Brian Shuch at the Yale School of Medicine.

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  • Health

    Court awards, settlements rising in Connecticut distracted driving lawsuits

    A New Britain couple, seriously hurt in a cellphone-related car accident on Route 8 in Harwinton, received a $1.3 million settlement in November. The previous year, a jury awarded a Torrington woman $1.4 million after a driver, talking on his cellphone while turning, struck her head-on, breaking her wrist and causing permanent injuries to her neck and back.

    By Adam Wisnieski Conn. Health I-Team Writer|

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    Drowning a public health problem in Connecticut but safety funds have shrunk

    Trying to walk out to Charles Island at Silver Sands State Park in Milford this summer, George Swaby drowned after he and a friend were swept up in a fast current off a sandbar.

    By Christine Woodside Conn. Health I-Team Writer|

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    Report: Connecticut would be hit hard by ACA repeal

    Connecticut is one of nine states that would be hit the hardest in the latest GOP Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a block grant.

    By Mary O’Leary moleary@nhregister.com @nhrmoleary on Twitter|

  • Health

    West Nile virus found in human-biting mosquito, detected in 20 towns

    NEW HAVEN >> The risk of people contracting West Nile virus may be rising, as a mosquito species that is more likely to bite humans has been found to carry the disease, according to Philip Armstrong, medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

    Ed Stannard
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  • Health

    Former Canaan nurse among 4 disciplined by Connecticut board

    The state Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined four nurses Wednesday, including two accused of abusing drugs or alcohol and two accused of lying about their credentials.

    By Kate Farrish Conn. Health I-Team Writer|

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    Connecticut board adds 2 conditions to medical marijuana program

    HARTFORD >> The state Board of Physicians recently recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

    By Jack Kramer ctnewsjunkie.com|

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    Dr. David Katz: Preventive Medicine: Sugar appeals

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