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  • Addiction Expert: Recreational Vaping vs. Quitting Smoking

    October 03, 2019

    The lack of research and regulation around recreational use of e-cigarettes and vapes – plus national outcry after serious illness and deaths led to multi-state bans on sales – makes the devices less desirable than ever. In fact, one Rushford doctor had two words for anyone thinking of picking one…

  • People With Brain Injury Vulnerable to Substance Abuse

    October 02, 2019

    Increasingly, people with a traumatic brain injury are likely to have a substance use disorder, providing another alarming layer to the nation’s opioid overdose crisis as each pose a risk that people might develop the other. Dr. J. Craig Allen, vice president of addiction services with Hartford HealthCare, said, “The pairing…

  • Find Out How Navigators Can Help on Your Cancer Journey

    October 02, 2019

    The diagnosis, the appointments, the blood work, the imaging tests – hearing the words “breast cancer” can be overwhelming enough but adding the related tasks can make you shut down emotionally. That’s why Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute locations offer breast cancer patients the help of nurse navigators who are involved…

  • Overcoming Obesity: When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Working

    October 02, 2019

    Millions of Americans are considered obese, fighting every day to take off the extra pounds. Some have struggled with weight since childhood, others gained weight in adulthood. Understanding obesity and its complexity is important to combatting it. The science behind losing weight is more than eating less and doing more…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • Low T: What it is and what you can do about it

    October 01, 2019

    It’s one of the many results of aging for men, affecting 2 to 4 million men, but when low testosterone begins to affect quality of life, it’s time to seek expert attention. In a free talk entitled “The What, Why and How of Low Testosterone,” Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist Dr. Helen…

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

    October 01, 2019

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history…

  • Some Nutrition Myths About Plant-Based Burgers (And A Taste Test)

    September 27, 2019

    By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the…

  • It’s Coming: Beam-Signing Signals Start of New HealthCenter in Mystic

    September 27, 2019

    More than 75 community members, local officials and Hartford HealthCare leaders braved an early fall rainstorm for a beam-signing event Sept. 26 at the site of the future Hartford HealthCare Mystic HealthCenter. The 47,000-square-foot development off I-95 and Coogan Boulevard in the Mystic section of Stonington is scheduled to open…

  • New study: Will Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Prevent Suicide?

    September 26, 2019

    Hospitals provide a safe, if temporary, haven for people who have attempted suicide. Once they are released, however, the risk they will try to kill themselves again remains quite high. A newly-funded study at the Institute of Living in Hartford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, will investigate…


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