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  • What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

    January 08, 2020

    This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar…

  • Ranked: The Best (and Worst) Diets of 2020

    January 07, 2020

    The Mediterranean diet, for the third straight year, is the best overall diet in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The diet is top-heavy in vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, beans an olive oil. No-nos on this diet include red meat, refined grains and added sugars. The U.S. News…

  • Good-for-You Recipe: Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce

    January 07, 2020

    Here’s a colorful, flavorful recipe, courtesy of the American Cancer Society, that combines smoky chipotle pepper with lean ground turkey breast, red cabbage and fresh cilantro. Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce 4 Servings 8 corn tortillas 1 pound ground turkey breast 1 teaspoon ground chipotle, divided use…

  • How Tailored Cancer Care Improves Older Patients’ Quality of Life

    January 07, 2020

    The disease may be the same, but the body’s reaction to cancer and related treatment can be very different in older people. So, too, are the decisions about seeking care. “As we age, we might want different things for our lives and value quality time more,” said Dr. Rawad Elias,…

  • This 5-Minute Test Reveals Your Heart Disease Risk

    January 06, 2020

    Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium…

  • Dermatologist: What to Look for In a Skin-Cleansing Product

    January 05, 2020

    From the heat and humidity to lathering your skin with sunscreen, you may have the tendency to wash your face more often during the summer months. And then comes the moisture-deprived winter months. Hartford HealthCare dermatologist Dr. Meagan McCusker talks about the proper techniques when it comes to cleansing and moisturizing your…

  • One Way to Avoid the Flu: The Secret’s in Your Food

    January 04, 2020

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, but there are other ways to bolster our immune system. They include: Getting enough sleep. Lowering stress. Increasing physical activity. Maintaining a healthy weight. Eating more whole foods rich in protein and antioxidants. As a nutritionist, I want…

  • Mental Health First Aid Class: Learn How to Help an Adolescent in Crisis

    January 04, 2020

    You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First…

  • When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

    January 03, 2020

    As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood…

  • Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

    January 03, 2020

    As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies —…


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