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Tips to jumpstart a workplace wellness program

By Sara Tarca |

Recent research shows that roughly half of U.S. employers with at least 50 workers now offer wellness benefits at some level to their workers.

Alexion pursues drug use for neuromuscular disease in Japan

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is applying to Japan's Ministry of Labour and Welfare to expand use of its drug Soliris for patients there suffering from a crippling neuromuscular...

Hartford HealthCare debuts advanced spinal surgery system

John Stearns |

Hartford HealthCare says it is the first healthcare system in Connecticut and the Northeast to debut a sophisticated surgical guidance system for spine procedures.

Wyman supports establishing health strategy office in CT

John Stearns |

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman testified this week in support of legislation seeking to bring Connecticut's healthcare reform work under a proposed Office of Health Strategy (OHS) to streamline efforts to...

Clock ticking on Hartford HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare contract negotiations

John Stearns |

Hartford HealthCare posted a letter to patients on its website this week informing those with coverage from UnitedHealthcare and its subsidiary, Oxford Health Plans, that they could face higher...

The health care that happens outside the doctor's office

ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | CT MIRROR |

A few years ago, Nadia Lugo went door-to-door in Hartford's North End with a list of names and a mission: Find people who were going to the emergency room frequently. Figure out what was keeping them...

Alexion paying up to $80M to develop new drug

Patricia Daddona |

Rare disease drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is paying up to $80 million plus royalties to license a Canadian firm's drug delivery technology to develop an undisclosed drug.

Stamford PE firm adds to portfolio

John Stearns |

Stamford-based private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital said its portfolio company Lombart Instrument, a U.S. distributor of ophthalmic instruments, has acquired a fellow Canadian distributor.

Report reaffirms physician shortage, highlights 'looming crisis' in CT

John Stearns |

The country continues to face a projected physician shortage over the next decade, creating a risk to patient care, according to a report released Tuesday by the Association of American Medical...

CT hospitals boost Trinity's bottom line

John Stearns |

Trinity Health's recently acquired Connecticut hospitals helped the Michigan company return to a surplus in the latter half of 2016, Trinity reported recently.

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