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  • 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…

  • How to Remain Healthy After Cancer Treatment? Here’s the Plan.

    January 04, 2020

    Nearly 16 million Americans are now cancer survivors, reflecting the great improvements in early detection and treatment over the past 10-20 years. Interestingly, approximately 66 percent of these survivors are more than five years out since their diagnosis. Approximately 17 percent are 20 years from the diagnosis!  About half of…

  • 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…

  • 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 —…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    January 03, 2020

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • Reaching ‘Permanent Survival’ After Breast Cancer

    January 03, 2020

    On July 25, 1985, Fitzhugh Mullan, a young physician who had just gone through treatment for a germ cell cancer, wrote a thoughtful letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. This letter gave rise to the field of cancer survivorship. “Survival, in fact, begins at the point of diagnosis,”…


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