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  • 9 Ways You Can Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19

    April 08, 2020

    By Sharon Knight Transplant Dietitian Hartford Hospital Transplant Program Here are some great eating tips to help you maintain your health and to get you through this stressful time: Eat whole foods: A Nutrient-Dense Diet Our immune system relies on nutrient-dense whole foods to function well. Death from infections is often…

  • Worrying Your Way Through COVID-19? Here’s How to Quiet Your Mind

    April 08, 2020

    Your mind races from one thought to the next on a seemingly endless loop of mostly frightening possibilities and crippling ideations as the COVID-19 pandemic heightens all your fears and anxieties. While it’s not unusual to have such thoughts at times of such unprecedented upheaval and uncertainty, for your emotional…

  • How Heart Patients Can Maintain Vascular Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

    April 08, 2020

    By Dr. Mouhanad Ayach and Dr. Ali Irshad Hartford Medical Group Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most non-emergency doctor visits are on standby. If you can’t go to the doctor, that doesn’t mean you need to put off your health needs. Patients with vascular conditions, which affect the veins and…

  • What Does COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Mean for Parkinson’s Patients?

    April 08, 2020

    Social distancing and isolation required during the COVID-19 pandemic causes more than just depression in people with Parkinson’s disease. It can actually worsen symptoms. According to Dr. Elena Bortan, a movement disorders neurologist with the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, part of the Hartford Healthcare Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said being confined…

  • A Doctor Joins DIY Move to Making Masks from a 3D Printer

    April 08, 2020

    Ingenuity knows no limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people are making masks from cloth, elastic straps and sewing skills. Others, more technically inclined, are fashioning masks from 3D printers. Count Dr. Chris Wiles., a first-year anesthesiology resident at Hartford Hospital, as the 3D-printer type. Dr. Wiles, 30, a New…

  • It’s a New Ergonomic World When Working at Home. Some Tips.

    April 07, 2020

    With more people stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapist Ken Bruno of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network says you’ll need to make some adjustments to your new work conditions. Here’s a edited interview with WFSB, Channel 3: Q. What are your tips to avoid strain from sitting and using…

  • Don’t Make This Mistake with COVID-19 ‘Peak Dates’

    April 06, 2020

    Many questions are swirling surrounding COVID-19. Among them: When will the virus peak? There doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer, though. Just dates that are causing some confusion in an already challenging environment. “It has everything to do with the data, the availability of data,” says Keith Grant, APRN,…

  • What COVID-19 Can Do to Your Heart, Even if You Don’t Have Cardiovascular Disease

    April 06, 2020

    A heart attack or COVID-19? New data from China, published recently in JAMA Cardiology, now indicates up to 20 percent of COVID-19 patients experience cardiovascular complications caused by the coronavirus. Even in patients with no history of heart disease, the signs can appear immediately life-threatening: an abnormal heart rhythm and…

  • 9 Fun Treats You Can Make in the Kitchen with Your Kids

    April 05, 2020

    Making meals to satisfy everyone’s taste these days can get to be tiring. With kids around the house, why not let them become more involved? Some of these simple recipes and ideas can be made alone or with little supervision depending on your child’s age. Cooking is a skill and…

  • Forward Triage: Inside the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department

    April 03, 2020

    Only two weeks ago, a team of doctors, nurses and members of the facilities and operations teams gathered to design and activate a forward triage unit at Hartford Hospital. In this space, patients can be screened and evaluated for COVID-19 before entering the hospital. When the unit opened to patients…


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