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  • Procedures Surge Past Pre-COVID Levels at Bone & Joint Institute

    August 24, 2020

    At the height of COVID-19 in the United States, half of Americans said they were postponing needed medical care because of COVID-19. One-third of those people said they were planning to get that needed care in the next three months. The wait is over. Since the Bone & Joint Institute…

  • High School Fall Sports Season Delayed as Officials Set COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

    August 21, 2020

    The early winner in Connecticut high school fall sports season is . . . caution. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference said Friday morning it will delay the start of the season to Aug. 29 after a meeting  the previous night with state Department of Public Health officials failed to resolve…

  • COVID-19 Roundtable: How to Get Vaccine to All Segments of State’s Population

    August 21, 2020

    COVID-19 shed a long overdue and bright light on historic and systemic inequities in the healthcare of minority populations. If you are Black in Connecticut and get COVID-19, you are more than twice as likely to die and five times more likely to be hospitalized. In a roundtable discussion hosted…

  • CDC: COVID-Related Anxiety, Depression Skyrockets in Young Adults

    August 20, 2020

    Research showing a staggering increase in the number of young adults feeling anxious or depressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes mere weeks before the start of a new school year, giving them and the adults in their lives one more thing to figure out. A new Centers…

  • What Makes High Fructose Corn Syrup So Bad?

    August 19, 2020

    You’ve probably long forgotten why you’re supposed to dislike high fructose corn syrup so much. You know food and drink containing this cheap artificial sweetener is bad for your health. That’s for sure. But why? Now you’ll know — we’ve done the research for you. Where It Comes From High…

  • Mother-Daughter Sports Injuries Make it A Family Affair at Bone & Joint Institute

    August 19, 2020

    Ava Guyer is a natural athlete. At 15 years old, she plays softball, soccer and basketball for East Granby High School. Not quite as athletic as her daughter but just as ambitious, Ava’s mother, Jill (above, right, with Ava), signed up to run a 10K last year. She’ll be the…

  • How to Keep State Campuses Safe From COVID-19

    August 19, 2020

    If a key to mitigating the threat of COVID-19 has been isolating and limiting contact to a small bubble of family or friends, what does that mean for college students moving into dorms and apartments this month? Keith Grant, system director of infection prevention with Hartford HealthCare, said students should…

  • Study: Antibody Detection Rate for Healthcare Workers Slightly Higher Than State Average

    August 18, 2020

    After testing nearly 7,000 colleagues for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) researchers calculated a 6.4-percent antibody detection rate, which is slightly higher than the state average. The rate of detection, called “seroprevalence,” correlates to the level of exposure HHC colleagues had to the potentially deadly virus, either…

  • USC Researchers: COVID-19 Starts With Fever, Flu Starts With Cough

    August 17, 2020

    When flu season collides with an expected second wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter, doctors will show particular interest in the order of a patient’s symptoms after a new study at the University of Southern California identified key differences in the respiratory diseases. The researchers found fever is the…

  • Ayer Neuroscience Institute Offers Free Webinar on Deep-Brain Stimulation

    August 17, 2020

    One of the most effective treatments for the involuntary muscle movements brought on by such musculoskeletal conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia is a procedure called deep-brain stimulation (DBS), in which a special device is implanted in the patient’s brain and providers send electronic signals that stop the…


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