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July 2014 Archives

Connecticut patients concerned medical threat reporting

According to medical experts who testified before Congress, tracking and preventing harm to patients is not the priority that it needs to be. The experts stated that the number of preventable injuries and deaths is not going to decrease unless more aggressive steps are taken. One professor, according to reports, stated that patient protection now is not any better than it was when an Institute of Medicine report on safety was published 15 years ago.

I-84 accident leaves 4 critically injured

The Connecticut State Police reported that the driver of a Pontiac Sunfire had crashed on Interstate 84 near exit 68 around 8:40 a.m. on July 10. The accident, which remained under investigation as of the that night, caused four people to suffer critical injuries.

Man suffers improper treatment for Lyme disease

While people in Connecticut and other New England states understand the dangers of ticks, they are especially wary of Lyme disease. Almost 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease annually. The Center for Disease Control has been widely criticized for their testing procedure that often yields inconclusive results. One man's experience showed the plethora of problems that can come from the illness, the testing procedure and the medical system.

No charges yet in head-on crash

A head-on crash resulted in two drivers being hospitalized at a Connecticut hospital on June 29. Police are still investigating the crash, but preliminary reports say that a 22-year-old woman traveling eastbound on Route 14A in Plainfield crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the westbound pickup truck driven by a 51-year-old local man around 1:50 a.m. The collision occurred near New Road.

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