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Thursday, August 17, 2017
DPH Releases 2016 Supplemental Health Care Facilities and Services Plan, Launches Hospital Quality & Utilization Web Tool for Consumers
  Based on US Census Bureau data, Connecticut residents’ perception of their health status appears to be improving, according to the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) Supplemental Statewide Healthcare Facilities and Services Plan, released today. According to the report, the proportion of Connecticut’s population self-reporting poor health status has declined. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate has reduced Connecticut’s uninsured rate to 8.7% in 2015. This rate was lower than the overall national rate of 10.8%.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Connecticut DPH Announces New CDC Guidelines for Testing Of Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance for health care professionals on the testing of pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus. The new guidelines take into account the decline in new Zika virus cases in areas previously impacted by Zika and the increased likelihood of false positive test results among women who were exposed to the virus but never developed symptoms.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Connecticut Water Planning Council Seeks Public Comment on Draft of State Water Plan
  This week, the Connecticut Water Planning Council (WPC) posted the final draft State Water Plan (draft plan) on its website (www.ct.gov/water) so citizens and stakeholders may review it and provide feedback.

Friday, June 30, 2017
Governor Malloy and DPH Urge Residents to Take Steps to Prevent Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Diseases
  Governor Dannel Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that, as the weather gets warmer and more people are spending time outdoors, they are urging the public to take steps to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Voluntary Recall Notice Announced on Medical Device Commonly Used to Deliver Overdose Reversal Medicine
  Teleflex Medical has issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. This device is commonly used to deliver naloxone, a life‐saving drug used in the event of a suspected drug overdose. The device is also used to administer medication for life‐threatening hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.