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  • How Surgery Put Her Weight, Diabetes (and Life) Under Control

    March 02, 2018

    I’m sure you’ve heard of someone’s struggle with weight loss. Perhaps a friend or coworker.  Maybe this is something you’ve had to work on, too. So many people struggle with trying to lose weight. Many are obese and have obesity-related diseases.  Staying healthy requires the majority of us to participate…

  • Study: Computerized Care Plans Help Ease Side Effects for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

    March 01, 2018

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center have released a joint study showing the benefits of personalized, web-based care plans in helping head and neck cancer patients better cope with side effects of treatment. The study tracked 43 patients in Hartford and New York…

  • How These Athletic Trainers Help You Navigate Your Sports Health

    March 01, 2018

    Whether you’re training for a sport or recovering from an injury, sports health navigators at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital can make a huge difference. They are an elite group of certified, licensed athletic trainers dedicated to injury prevention, athlete assessment and rehabilitation. Eric Smullen…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Tufts to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in State

    February 28, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare today announced it is forming a health insurance company with Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts to provide Connecticut residents eligible for Medicare with cost-effective Medicare Advantage plans. The joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut Inc., anticipates joining the state’s Medicare Advantage health insurance market Jan. 1, 2019, pending regulatory…

  • New Study Links Breast Cancer Treatments, Heart Disease

    February 27, 2018

    Older women who are breast cancer survivors are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease according to a new study by the American Heart Association (AHA). The study says that certain cancer therapies can cause damage to the heart and urges providers to take treatment approaches with the…

  • Hospital Social Workers: Leaders, Champions and Patient Advocates

    February 26, 2018

    For patients and their families, the stress of a hospital stay can be overwhelming. Faced with serious health challenges, the patient’s physical needs come first. Yet the situation most likely requires more than physical care. This is when the hospital social worker becomes an invaluable resource to the both the…

  • Exercise Program, Now Covered by Insurance, That Beats Heart Surgery

    February 26, 2018

    People living with Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, a condition where blood flow to legs is poor because arteries are narrow or blocked, now have another option for reducing pain and improving quality of life: a supervised exercise program. The program — now covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans…

  • Breathing, Bleeding Manikins and Other CESI Wonders

    February 26, 2018

    What started in 1999 with one man and one manikin as a hospital’s first venture into experiential medical learning and innovation using simulation has become a full-fledged international hub for continued medical training and innovation using state-of-the-art robotics. It’s called the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation – or CESI – and…

  • If CPAP Isn’t Working: An Alternate Treatment for Sleep Apnea

    February 22, 2018

    Did you know that Hartford Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Northeast to offer patients an FDA-approved implantable device to treat sleep apnea? If you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and the CPAP machine isn’t really working for you, you may want to consider this…

  • Remission of Type 2 Diabetes With Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: Why the Clock is Ticking

    February 20, 2018

    One of the gains of bariatric surgery is remission or improvement of Type 2 diabetes. As obesity has become an epidemic in the US, with more than one-third of adults being obese, so has diabetes. The worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated at 8.3 percent of the adult…

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