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HealthCare Happenings - October 2017

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Feeling Dizzy? Vertigo is a Lot More Common Than You Think

As LeBron James begins his quest for a fourth NBA title this week, it’s not only the Golden State Warriors he’ll be battling. James joins a long list of athletes and celebrities, including golfer Todd Day and Academy Award winning actor Nicholas Cage, who have gone public with having the [...]

1 In 200 In State Have Irritable Bowel/Crohn’s: How Doctors Detect, Treat

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are common conditions affecting more than 1.5 million people nationwide. Dr. Joseph Cappa,  a gastroenterologist at Hartford Hospital, is the recipient of the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Q: We often hear about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees.  [...]

Newington Couple Acts ‘F.A.S.T.,’ Helps Save His Life During A Stroke

It started as an ordinary day at work for Bob Newbold of Newington — until the moment something seemed off. “All of the sudden I think I got about to here and it’s like, I’m walking, and here’s my left arm,” he said. “But where’s my right arm? And it’s [...]

FemTouch: How New Laser Technology Treats Vaginal Dryness

It’s a topic that can be embarrassing for women to talk about: What happens after menopause? As the body changes, it can leave women with painful vaginal conditions. But a new treatment called FemTouch that uses laser technology — no surgery or hormones — can have a dramatic effect on [...]

Ever Laugh So Hard That Tears Stream Down Your Leg?

Stress urinary incontinence affects 1 in every 4 adult women. It may be an embarrassing topic, but you don’t have to live with it. Dr. Christine LaSala is a urogynecologist at Hartford Hospital. Q: What is stress urinary incontinence?  This is a condition that occurs in women and it’s not a [...]


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Monday, Oct 23, 2017, 6:30AM - 7:30AM

Wellness Class: Kettlebell

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