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Monday, December 15, 2014
Connecticut Named 4th Healthiest State
  According to the latest national survey by The United Health Foundation, Connecticut is the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from 7th last year. The annual survey, America’s Health Rankings, identifies Connecticut’s low rates of smoking and occupational fatalities, and high immunization coverage among children as strengths. Challenges identified in the report include high rates of binge drinking, preventable hospitalizations, and large disparities in health status by education level.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Flu Season Underway (WTNH News 8)
  The flu season is well underway and Connecticut is seeing more flu activity. The type of flu we are seeing in our state is a strain of H3N2 that has more complications and hospitalizations associated with it. It’s not too late to get the flu shot; it will provide the cross protection you need.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Attorney General, Office of Health Care Access Issue Proposed Final Decisions in Waterbury Hospital, Vanguard Application
  The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Health Office of Health Care Access today issued their respective proposed final decisions on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Remember Food Safety when Preparing Holiday Meals
  One in six get sick from food poisoning each year. DPH reminds Connecticut residents that food safety is especially important as they prepare holiday meals. Many holiday dinners include meat and poultry, a possible source of foodborne disease if not handled and prepared properly.