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  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Breaks Ground for Medical Center in Winsted

    June 10, 2019

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) held a ground breaking Saturday, June 8th for its new, state-of-the-art facility at its future site at the corner of  Route 8 and 44 in Winsted. The new building is scheduled to open in spring of 2020. All of the services now currently offered by CHH…

  • When Breast Cancer Treatments Cause Truncal Lymphedema

    June 10, 2019

    Lymphedema, a collection of fluid that can cause swelling, is possible anywhere in the body but seems to be identified and addressed more commonly when it happens in an arm or leg. When persistent swelling occurs in the underarm, breast, or chest, patients will often decide to wait and see…

  • First on Summer Campers’ Checklist: Vaccinations

    June 10, 2019

    All Connecticut summer campers are required by state law to be immunized against certain diseases, including diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles and rubella. State law allows medical and religious exemptions, but if there’s an outbreak any exempted campers will be excluded. Here’s more information for 2019 summer campers: If you…

  • New: Radiofrequency Seeds Aid Breast Surgery, Improve Cosmetic Results

    June 10, 2019

    Not all breast disease can be felt, so surgeons have developed ways to mark the lump or lesion for more effective removal. At Hartford HealthCare, that process just got a lot more high-tech and efficient. This month, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program becomes the first in the state…

  • Mediterranean vs. Keto Diet? Here’s The Scientific Lowdown on Carbohydrates

    June 06, 2019

    With high-carb, low-carb, no-carb, the diet landscape is confusing and everyone has a different take on how or if carbohydrate foods fit onto our daily plates. The top-rated Mediterranean Diet promotes healthy carbs and the keto diet calls them toxic. Let’s look at carbohydrates through the lens of the science…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly 1 million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…

  • Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

    June 06, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…


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