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  • Restoring Sight With A Beam Of Light

    November 09, 2017

    Laser eye surgery has certainly come a long way over the years with new and improved lasers, such as the Femtosecond laser, which is used to treat cataracts. Dr. Peter Shriver is an ophthalmologist at Hartford Hospital’s Eye Surgery Center.  Q: What is this Femtosecond laser? A: It’s a laser…

  • What’s A Clinical Neuropsychiatrist? Meet The Only One In The State

    November 08, 2017

    Long before he entered medical school, Dr. Joe Trettel says he was fascinated by the brain, and in particular, its ability to produce cognition and behavior. “Very early on I developed a passion and curiosity that lead me to become a basic neuroscientist, trying to understand the connection between the brain,…

  • GoHealth Urgent Care Opens In Southington

    November 06, 2017

    Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and oversize examination rooms? C’mon in. But not for long: You won’t spend…

  • Changing Your (Body) Clock

    November 03, 2017

    Every six months, Americans (except those residing in Arizona and Hawaii) fumble through the ritual of adjusting their timepieces to mark either the start or the finish of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Though it has become infinitely easier to make the change now that most computers and smart phone clocks…

  • Study: Political Turmoil Pushes Americans To Record Stress Levels

    November 03, 2017

    If watching cable news shows and reading your Twitter feed has you a bit stressed-out these days, you’re not alone. A new study by the American Psychological Association (APA) says nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of our nation is a very or somewhat significant source of…

  • HHC Names Vice President and Chief Clinical Innovation Officer

    November 02, 2017

    Barry Stein, MD has been named vice president and chief clinical innovation officer at Hartford HealthCare. Barry is fresh out of the executive MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in his native South Africa. He did…

  • Attention All Men: Movember Is Here!

    November 02, 2017

    November is “Movember,” which means all this month is dedicated to raising awareness around men’s health. What should men be looking out for when it comes to their health? Dr. Jared Bieniek is a urologist who also specializes in male fertility and sexual dysfunction at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology…

  • Exercising For Weight Loss: What I Tell My Patients

    November 01, 2017

    There is one simple rule when it comes to weight loss: To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in.  The only real way to burn these calories is through exercise.  As a bariatric surgeon, I encourage each patient to exercise.  However, to be effective, the…

  • Hartford HealthCare Names New Radiation Safety Officer

    November 01, 2017

    Bette W. Blankenship, MS, DABR, has been named Radiation Safety Officer for Hartford HealthCare. In this new role, Bette will be responsible for overseeing all our radiation safety programs and assuring regulatory compliance and accreditation, working closely with our imaging and medical and radiation physics professionals. This includes working with…

  • Global Volunteerism: A Life-Changing Experience

    October 30, 2017

    Each and every year all across Hartford HealthCare, you can count on your clinicians to give you their very best. You may not know that many of our experts donate their time and expertise here and all across the globe. Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network physical therapist Ken Bruno is one…


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