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Medical Rounds

Year One: Bone & Joint Institute

The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital recently celebrated its first full year of operation. Physician-in-chief Dr. Courtland Lewis talks about a year of growth and accomplishment.

Medical Rounds with Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. Darren Tishler

Looking to lose weight? Learn more about your surgical and non-surgical options from Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Darren Tishler.


Hartford HealthCare First in State to Perform Robotic Esophagectomy

Procedure means faster recovery, less pain for esophageal cancer patients Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, has performed the first successful robotic esophagectomy in the state.  The procedure was done at Hartford Hospital using the da Vinci robotic system on March 1. A robotic [...]

After Nearly Two Decades, Parkinson’s Relief Through Deep Brain Stimulation

For years, Don Steele’s life has revolved around waiting for his many medications to combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease. “I take so much medication,” Don said. “It’s not fun.” It was a summer vacation in Canada when the Simsbury resident first noticed the symptoms of Parkinson’s. His hand would [...]

Colon Cancer: Risks, Prevention and Removing Precancerous Polyps

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. During “March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month,” Hartford Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Elaine Plotkin answers your questions about the disease.  Q. What should the general population know about colorectal cancer?  A.  Colorectal cancer [...]

LIFE STAR Goes Out of State: Third Helicopter Added to Fleet

The new LIFE STAR helicopter, based at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Mass., already has more than 40 flights since being commissioned in November as the only air ambulance service in western Massachusetts. Other LIFE STAR helicopters are based at MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Backus Hospital in Norwich, with [...]

Before First-Responders Arrive: How To Stop The Bleeding After An Accident Or Shooting

Some survivors of mass-casualty shootings have only minutes to survive. “Most of these shooting events are over in 15 minutes and people can bleed to death within five minutes from these severe injuries,” says Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, director of the Trauma Institute at Hartford Hospital. “Responses to save victims have [...]

Teens need early intervention

Pediatric experts call for annual depression screenings Although early treatment is seen as an important first step to combating depression, only about half of depressed adolescents are diagnosed before becoming adults. Primary care physicians only identify about one out of every three adolescents with depression, and only about half of those [...]


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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Bereavement Support Group

This group is open to any person who has experienced the loss of a loved one. You are welcome to attend as few or as many as you like; [...]

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Peer Parent Support Group for Those with Children on the Autism Spectrum

This group is a peer run support group for parents with a child on the spectrum. This group is open to any parent who has a child on the [...]

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Colon Cancer: Early detection, treatment innovations for a healthy colon

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: new innovations in the diagnosis and management of colon cancer, nutrition tips for [...]

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