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  • Seasonal Vegan Recipe: Spring Asparagus Roast

    March 28, 2018

    Spring offers a fresh array of seasonal vegetables. It is the time of year when we lighten up our meals and quicken our cooking times. This simple yet elegant vegetable dish from Jeanne Tennis, a vegan chef and certified macrobiotic health coach,  is as delicious as it is beautiful. Serve this…

  • Recovery Coaches to Help Opioid Addicted Patients at Hartford Hospital Connect to Treatment

    March 27, 2018

    With the continued rise in opioid related deaths in Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) are taking action to help those battling addiction find recovery. Hartford Hospital will soon have recovery coaches available seven days a week in its emergency department to help patients connect…

  • Food, Fitness and Losing Weight: The Complexities of a Simple Plan

    March 27, 2018

    It always sounds easy when we talk with our health-care provider about the importance of exercise and diet in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. So why is it so difficult to do? It’s a challenge for many overweight or obese teens and adults. It’s not surprising that many of…

  • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    March 27, 2018

    Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Patient Travel the World

    March 27, 2018

    Heather Pulito had never flunked a test before in her life. The first time she did, it was a matter of life and death. During a sleep study, she stopped breathing 46 times in just one hour. Heather had gone in for the sleep study to find out if her…

  • These 7 Questions Answer This One: Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

    March 27, 2018

    If you could find out in one minute if you’re at risk of Type 2 diabetes, would you do it? Well, you’re seconds away from a seven-question test assembled by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re in an extreme rush on this ADA Alert Day, scroll directly to the bottom…

  • Recovery In Motion After High School Lacrosse Player’s ACL Reconstruction

    March 26, 2018

    East Lyme High School lacrosse player Nancy Harrington helped her team make it to the Class M state semifinal game last year against Branford. With her team down just before the half, Nancy scored a goal while carefully avoiding the opposing team’s crease, a prohibited area for the opposing team.  …

  • How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

    March 22, 2018

    Spring is here and it’s time to get yourself in shape for warmer weather. Stefanie Bourassa, the sports health program director at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, offers tips on how to prevent sports-related injuries after a long winter’s hiatus: Q.  What areas of the body are the…

  • Hartford HealthCare First in State to Perform Robotic Esophagectomy

    March 19, 2018

    Procedure means faster recovery, less pain for esophageal cancer patients Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, has performed the first successful robotic esophagectomy in the state.  The procedure was done at Hartford Hospital using the da Vinci robotic system on March 1. A robotic…

  • After Nearly Two Decades, Parkinson’s Relief Through Deep Brain Stimulation

    March 19, 2018

    For years, Don Steele’s life has revolved around waiting for his many medications to combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease. “I take so much medication,” Don said. “It’s not fun.” It was a summer vacation in Canada when the Simsbury resident first noticed the symptoms of Parkinson’s. His hand would…


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