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CVS is preparing to buy the health insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion, the companies say.

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Growing up, author Regina Louise bounced around the foster care system, experiencing one unsuccessful placement after another.

The proposal, under review by the Hartford City Council, comes after complaints about the Hartford Women's Center, which opened earlier this year.

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The overall number of “adverse events” reported by Connecticut hospitals declined in 2016, but sexual assaults more than doubled, according to a new state report.

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People displaced by the disaster in Puerto Rico face multiple problems - finding housing, getting kids settled in schools, adjusting to a new climate. And all of those can be intensified if they’re also dealing with health issues.

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Lawmakers are trying to probe a solution to disputes between health insurers and health care providers, following the recent seven-week breakdown between Anthem and Hartford HealthCare.

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Republican efforts to change the tax code seem as if they’ll not only hit people’s pocket books, but their health care. 

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Radiation is everywhere. It's emitted by our sun, by cat litter, by bananas and occasionally by nuclear bombs. It's even emitted by you, and by me, and by every living (and dead) person in the world. So why are we so scared of something so prevalent in our everyday lives?

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Health insurer Anthem's dispute with Hartford HealthCare is over. The state's largest insurer, and one of its largest hospital groups announced on Saturday that they had come to terms, in the seven week-old contract dispute.

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One in three women in the US will be the victim of abuse by an intimate partner at some point in her life.

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When we met Dr. Bolivar Arboleda Osorio in the city of Caguas a few weeks back, he talked about his experience treating patients in the aftermath of the storm -- first came the trauma victims, then came the chronic and severe cases that were becoming emergencies as time dragged on and the lights stayed off. Electronic records were stuck in the cloud. Patients, not able to call for an appointment, just showed up.

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A return home from a distant journey is often comforting. For members of the Puerto Rican community in Connecticut the return to the island for them after Hurricane Maria is far different from their previous trips.

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Regresar a casa después de un largo viaje con frecuencia es reconfortante. Para los integrantes de la comunidad puertorriqueña de Connecticut el regreso a la isla después del Huracán María es muy diferente de sus viajes anteriores.

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Cuando conocimos al Dr. Bolívar Arboleda Osorio en la ciudad de Caguas hace unas semanas, habló sobre su experiencia tratando pacientes de las secuelas de la tormenta, primero vinieron las víctimas de trauma, luego vinieron los casos crónicos y graves que se convertían en emergencias a medida que avanzaba el tiempo y la electricidad permanecía apagada. Los registros electrónicos estaban atrapados en la nube. Como los pacientes no podían llamar para una cita, simplemente se presentaban.

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