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  • Snooze, You Lose: How to do a Seated Hamstring Stretch at Work

    September 04, 2019

    The seated hamstring stretch is a good way to stretch the muscles in the back of your thigh… called your hamstrings. Here’s how to do it: Extend one leg out in front of you, with your heel on the floor and your toes pointed up. Sit up nice and tall….

  • Cancer Overtakes Cardiovascular Disease as No. 1 Cause of Death in Wealthy Nations

    September 03, 2019

    Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN Medscape Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, where it is responsible for twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a new global report. “The world is witnessing a new epidemiologic transition among the different categories of noncommunicable…

  • Meet Zack, Hartford Hospital’s 205-Pound Therapy Dog

    September 03, 2019

    If you’ve walked through Hartford Hospital’s main lobby on a Thursday morning, chances are you’ve seen Zack the therapy dog. (At 205 pounds, with monstrous paws, this St. Bernard is hard to miss.) Last week, WVIT-NBC Connecticut filmed a segment about Zack’s ability to put smiles on our faces:

  • Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

    September 03, 2019

    Dr. Carrie Carsello Hospital of Central Connecticut If you are like me, summer is a time for recreational activities, family barbecues and fun in the sun. The season can be a departure from the day-to-day routines and obligations that demand our attention. But the lazy days of summer are nearly…

  • Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

    September 01, 2019

    Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred…

  • Hartford HealthCare Opens HealthCenter in Pawcatuck

    August 29, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has opened its newest HealthCenter at 350 Liberty Street (Route 2) in Pawcatuck. The 24,000-square-foot building was developed with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind, offering easy access to primary care, pediatric and adolescent primary care, and rehabilitation services for patients in southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island. …

  • How to Become an EMT or Paramedic

    August 28, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation, the international training destination known as CESI, offers hands-on training to doctors and nurses but also to EMTs and other first-responders. Here’s Michael Zacchera, and Emergency Medical Services educator at CESI: Q. There are several different courses offered for EMS personnel. What…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Offering Free Smoking-Cessation Class

    August 26, 2019

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington will be offering its popular Freedom From Smoking cessation program this fall as part of its ongoing efforts to help smokers kick the habit and live smoke free. The free program features discussion and skill sessions led by trained, certified American Cancer Society facilitators who…

  • Hartford HealthCare Adds Neurosurgeon Andrew Wakefield

    August 26, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute announced that the providers with Connecticut Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, LLC, joined the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and will continue to provide services at Hartford Hospital. The practice includes Andrew Wakefield, MD, FAANS, and Sean Brennan, PA-C. Dr. Wakefield, shown above, earned a master’s degree…

  • Meriden-Rushford Opioid Program Offers Clinical Services, No Arrests

    August 26, 2019

    Six months into a partnership with municipal and community groups in Meriden, a Rushford team of professionals and the city’s first responders have made a significant difference in the pervasive opioid epidemic with 45 referrals to wrap-around services that might have not been made otherwise. Perhaps more importantly, however, the…


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