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St. Francis inks its own cancer research partnership

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center said it has forged a cancer research partnership with Dana-Farber and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that will bring new clinical trials to its downtown...

Magellan’s net falls on higher costs

Magellan Health Inc., which continues to have operations in Avon after moving its corporate headquarters to Arizona, said its third-quarter profits fell more than 40 percent because of higher costs...

Cigna: More than 25% of patients don't get regular dental checkups

More than one in four U.S. consumers with dental insurance do not visit the dentist twice a year for preventative exams and cleanings, according to a survey by Bloomfield-based health insurer Cigna.

Essex retirement community receives LEED gold

The Essex Meadows retirement community has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its various sustainable upgrades.

Travelers 3Q net up on premium, investment growth

Property casualty insurer Travelers, which has major Hartford operations, said its third-quarter profits jumped 6.3 percent thanks to higher written premiums and investment growth, and lower...

Preventable hospitalizations cost CT $1.3B

Connecticut hospitals are doing a better job reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations in their facilities, but the cost to treat patients who should be getting care outside the...

Growing Pains: Fledgling marijuana industry searches for its footing

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The sign marking the location of Angelo DeFazio's Weston Street business in Hartford is roughly 1 square foot in size, displayed about 5 feet off the ground.

Study identifies CT's most concentrated profession

Connecticut houses the headquarters and operations of numerous insurance companies, so it may come as no surprise to hear that the state's most concentrated profession is closely related.

First Niagara launches private healthcare exchange

First Niagara Bank, which has an extensive Connecticut branch network, said it has launched a private health insurance exchange for Connecticut businesses.

UnitedHealth Group 3Q profits rise on premium revenue

The parent of United Healthcare, which has Hartford operations, said its third-quarter profits climbed $32 million, or 2 percent, largely due to higher premium revenue.

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