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In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that each year 1,300 children die and almost 5,800 children in the U.S. receive medical treatment due to gun-related injuries. Twenty-one percent of those cases are accidental, mainly due to playing with a gun.

This makes firearm-related deaths the second leading cause of injury-related deaths among U.S. children ages 1 to 17.

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Healthcare providers in Connecticut are concerned that 50,000 Medicaid recipients could lose their health insurance coverage if state lawmakers follow through with proposed cuts to balance the budget.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is urging President Trump to comply with the U.S. Constitution. He says Trump should seek congressional approval before accepting payments, benefits, or gifts from foreign states.

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More and more, medical professionals in Connecticut are turning to tablets and cell phones to connect remotely with patients. It’s called “telehealth,” and it’s facilitating everything from after-hours examinations to post-surgery check-ins.

Page Waller said headaches, fever, and even tick bites are all conditions where telemedicine, also called “telehealth,” can save time or an expensive visit to the emergency room. “You really don’t always need to lay hands on a patient to be able to diagnose them with a common problem,” Waller said.

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The State Senate is likely to confirm Governor Cuomo’s nomination to fill the latest vacancy on the state’s highest court.

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