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  • Nurse Brings 120 Years of Experience to New Job at IOL

    October 31, 2017

    Amanda Terranova joined the Institute of Living as a nurse in August, but her orientation to the Hartford Hospital campus didn’t happen on her first day of work—it happened at the dinner table when she was growing up. “Every time I came home from school, they were always talking about…

  • 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…

  • FDA Approves Landmark New Gene Therapy For Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    October 26, 2017

    The Food and Drug Administration last week approved the second revolutionary gene-altering treatment that turns cells into “living drugs” to kill cancer. The FDA has approved Yescarta ™ (axicabtagene ciloleucel) developed by Kite Pharma, A Gilead Company, for the treatment of adults with aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after progression…

  • How Deep Brain Stimulation Can Help Parkinson’s Symptoms

    October 26, 2017

    For those patients with Parkinson’s disease where the symptoms can’t be controlled with medication, they may be a candidate for a surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS clinic at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: How does DBS work for Parkinson’s patients?…

  • Teen Suicide: Town Hall Discussions In Norwich, Storrs

    October 24, 2017

    The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a young-adult novel in which the protagonist, Hannah, commits suicide and leaves behind a cassette tape detailing the reasons why she did it, will begin a second season in 2018.  Although details about the sequel have been scarce, many have criticized…

  • Feeling Dizzy? Vertigo Is A Lot More Common Than You Think

    October 20, 2017

    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 their medical condition….

  • HHC Names New Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs for Hartford Hospital and Medical Director of the Hartford HealthCare Transfer Center

    October 20, 2017

    Daniel Kombert, MD, has been named Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs for Hartford Hospital and Medical Director of the Hartford HealthCare Transfer Center. In this new role, Dr. Kombert will be responsible for the appropriate utilization of inpatient services at Hartford Hospital as well as providing administrative and medical…

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

    October 19, 2017

    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

    October 16, 2017

    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

    October 15, 2017

    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…


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