Connecticut-based Health Plans Boost State’s Economy, Study Finds

Connecticut-based Health Plans Boost State’s Economy, Study Finds

A recent study on economic impact of Connecticut-based health plans indicates they have a significant influence on the state’s economic health.  The health plans – all household names in Connecticut – provide $15 billion a year in positive economic output, according to a study by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).

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Research Report Finds Suicide Rate Among Young Girls Climbing, Raising Concerns

Research Report Finds Suicide Rate Among Young Girls Climbing, Raising Concerns

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in kids and teens ages 10 to 19 in the United States, after accidents and unintentional injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is raising new alarms, with evidence that suicide rates for young girls, ages 10 to 14, are rising at a pace faster than that of boys,

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CT Bucks A Natonal Trend in Adoption of Solar Energy in Communities of Color; Programs Lead to Parity, Rather than Disparity, New Report Finds

 CT Bucks A Natonal Trend in Adoption of Solar Energy in Communities of Color; Programs Lead to Parity, Rather than Disparity, New Report Finds

It turns out that with a concerted effort, green can be a more consequential color than black and white, at least in Connecticut.  Newly released data indicates that the state is bucking a national trend of disparity when it comes to solar adoption among communities of color, according to the Connecticut Green Bank.

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Plans for Pediatric Dialysis Center Advance with Assist from Whalers License Plate

Plans for Pediatric Dialysis Center Advance with Assist from Whalers License Plate

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. A pediatric dialysis center - the state’s first - is now being planned, with support from a major gift - and an assist from purchases of Hartford Whalers license plates from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Attorney General William Tong has joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 states and territorial attorneys general urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act or similar measures that would give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system. Today, banks say no to marijuana-related businesses due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.

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Food-Related Ads Targeting Black and Hispanic Youth Almost Exclusively Promote Unhealthy Food and Drinks

Food-Related Ads Targeting Black and Hispanic Youth Almost Exclusively Promote Unhealthy Food and Drinks

Restaurant, food, and beverage companies (food companies) target Hispanic and Black children and teens with ads almost exclusively for fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and unhealthy snacks, according to a report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut

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