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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Hospitals in Connecticut Work to Combat Antibiotic Resistance (WNPR)
  The presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has increased over the past few decades, and the development of new antibiotics has decreased. It's a trend raising fears among physicians that, without quick and deliberate action, antibiotics could become useless.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
College Nursing Programs Come Under State Scrutiny (CT NOW)
  The Fairfield University nursing school and Stone Academy's practical-nursing program at its West Haven campus are the latest to come under state scrutiny after the average number of graduates to pass the national licensure test dipped below 80 percent.

Friday, June 05, 2015
Connecticut Ranked Tenth Healthiest State for Seniors
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen, and Department on Aging Commissioner Elizabeth Ritter today announced that a new report ranks Connecticut as the tenth healthiest state for seniors, rising from twelfth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings 2015 Senior Report.

Friday, June 05, 2015
Beach at Squantz Pond Closed for Swimming
  DEEP announced today that the beach at Squantz Pond State Park has been closed to swimmers because of the presence of blue-green algae which can emit toxins that can be harmful to people and dogs.