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  • CBS Weekend News Report: How Cedar Mountain Commons Addresses Flu Outbreak

    February 19, 2018

    At Cedar Mountain Commons, a senior assisted living facility in Newington, flu season is a common worry. This season is no exception, especially given the severity of the nation’s flu outbreak this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about one in every 13 emergency room visits across…

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure With These Lifestyle Changes

    February 15, 2018

    Olympics fans know him as the Flying Tomato, a snowboarder who defies gravity on the halfpipe and looks rather dapper draped in gold medals, but as a child Shaun White was a medical challenge. Born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which comprises four congenital heart defects, White…

  • New Hope for Patients with Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors

    February 15, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare recently became the first in Connecticut to offer the latest in Deep Brain Stimulation (DPS) technology. Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.  Q: This new technology is the Abbot Infinity DBS system. How does it work?   A: Abbott’s DBS…

  • How can you eat like an Olympian? Ask a Sports Nutritionist

    February 14, 2018

    While most people watching the Winter Olympics could never imagine launching themselves off a giant ski jump or executing the perfect triple axel on ice, there are still ways we can be just like the athletes competing in Pyeongchang.  Pam Rosow, a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s…

  • Hartford HealthCare Technology is Saving the Lives of Severe-Flu Patients

    February 14, 2018

    With the number of flu-related deaths on the rise in the U.S. and here in Connecticut, Hartford Hospital doctors have had to use heart-lung machine this winter to save the lives of patients who experience respiratory failure because of the virus. ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation) is a bypass device that…

  • How Your Phone’s Light Radiation Might Damage Your Skin

    February 13, 2018

    It’s hard to do much of anything these days without having a smartphone in our hands. And while some side effects of spending all that time staring at the screen are well-publicized, there are some others you may really not be thinking about – like the possibility of skin damage….

  • Today.com: At Hartford Hospital, a Husband-to-Wife Kidney Transplant

    February 13, 2018

    Today.com, the digital arm of NBC’s “Today” show, recently visited with Teri and John Rexroad of Killingworth after they lost their daughter, who died late last year following a diagnosis of liver failure, and then Teri’s kidney failed … [Sarra’s] parents, Teri and John Rexroad of Killingworth, Connecticut, have barely…

  • Parkinson’s: New, App-Controlled Deep Brain Stimulation Technology

    February 12, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare is the first in Connecticut and among the first in New England to offer the most advanced Deep Brain Stimulation technology for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Dr. Patrick Senatus, Neurosurgery Director at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute,…

  • Study: More People Could Benefit From Cardiac Rehab

    February 11, 2018

    Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients lose weight, lower their cholesterol, improve diabetes and reduce anxiety and depression after heart-related illnesses and procedures. So why aren’t people taking advantage of these programs? A new study finds that only 62 percent of people who are referred to cardiac rehab programs are actually using…

  • Cupping: An Alternative Way to Stay in the Game

    February 09, 2018

    Athletes will go to great lengths to take care of their bodies. Some, like Olympic Gold Medalist Michal Phelps and New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison, turn to alternative medicine techniques like cupping to help them recover from the rigors of competition. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian,…


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