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  • HHC Neurology Services expand to Thomaston

    February 26, 2020

    The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has recently welcomed Nabi Chowdhury, MD, who is now accepting patients one day a week at the new CHH Specialty Care office located at 76 Watertown Road, Thomaston. The practice offers neurological evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders…

  • Photo gallery: Healthy Family Funfest 2020

    February 25, 2020

    Thousands of visitors made their way to the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Sunday for the 11th Annual Healthy Family FunFest.  This year’s event showcased more than 100 Hartford HealthCare services lines and community health related resources, including a family fitness challenge, mindful eating tips, free health screenings and…

  • Older cancer patients need tailored care

    February 25, 2020

    Age is more than a number when it comes to treating diseases like cancer, as 78-year-old Jane Morello of Cromwell now knows well. When she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer – 15 years after battling stage 3 breast cancer – she sought care with geriatric oncologist Dr. Rawad…

  • Art exhibit helps ease the anxiety of cancer treatment

    February 24, 2020

    Rounded and slightly distorted, the photos give the feel of looking through a ship’s thick glass porthole or the domed eye of a fish at a view that is both wondrous and intriguing. Two dozen pieces from the collection of regarded Wethersfield photographer Jack McConnell’s “Hartford Parallax: ‘Round Hartford” collection…

  • Study: Specialty care lowers risk of death from epilepsy

    February 24, 2020

    Patients getting epilepsy care in a specialty center had a lower chance of death, according to a Canadian study released in the Journal of the American Medical Society Neurology. Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in some cases the challenges of…

  • The UConn Today publication features MedTech Accelerator Demo Day

    February 19, 2020

    UConn Today published a story about Demo Day at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford. The night featured 10 start-up companies that have been selected to help transform healthcare delivery through new ways of thinking and technology. The event is part of Hartford HealthCare Innovation and the MedTech Accelerator…

  • Connecticut’s drug-related deaths up 18 percent in 2019

    February 19, 2020

    The numbers tell a sobering story – after a dip in deaths from drug overdoses in 2018, Connecticut recorded 1,200, or 18 percent more, drug-related deaths in 2019, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The one stagnant piece of information in the equation, however, is the fact…

  • Your Local Connections On World Lymphedema Day (March 6)

    February 18, 2020

    On Friday, March 6, therapists from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network will be on hand at several locations throughout the state to provide information about lymphedema services in recognition of World Lymphedema Day.  In preparation for the event, Linda Hodgkins, Clinical Program Manager for HHCRN’s lymphedema services, answers some common questions…

  • 11th Healthy Family FunFest set for Feb. 23

    February 17, 2020

    Now celebrating its 11th year, Healthy Family FunFest will provide thousands of visitors access to information about healthy living, fitness, health screenings and a wide variety of resources, services, demonstrations, hands-on learning, friendly challenges, and interactive activities. This free event features more than 100 tables showcasing Hartford HealthCare service lines…

  • Dr. Richard Zelkowitz named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region

    February 17, 2020

    Richard Zelkowitz, MD, has been named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in hematology, oncology and breast health to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Dr. Zelkowitz is a familiar presence in Fairfield…


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