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  • Word Leaders Support Gender Fluidity With ‘They’ Pronoun

    December 19, 2019

    It’s a four-letter word that means so much more today than ever before and the recent announcement that the word gurus at Merriam-Webster dictionary dubbed the pronoun “they” its word of the year marked a milestone for those identifying as non-binary. The dictionary had enhanced its definitions of “they” and…

  • Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR Reaccredited

    December 19, 2019

    LIFE STAR was recently reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), which reviews the program on a regular basis. Since the program began in 1985, it has airlifted tens of thousands to safety, saving countless lives. “Site surveyors completed a full audit and Hartford Hospital’s LIFE…

  • State, Hartford HealthCare Start Home-Safety Program for Seniors

    December 19, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has joined forces with the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Protective Services for the Elderly Program (PSE) and Foodshare to create a home-safety initiative for Connecticut seniors. The goal? To ensure at-risk seniors are safe and receive needed services, while also addressing food insecurity. This collaboration allows the…

  • The Wrong Message in Coors Light’s ‘Made to Chill’

    December 19, 2019

    Do new beer ads promote risky drinking? Just before the college football games start, two young roommates sit down in their pajamas to breakfast. One closes the shades and the other reaches into his bathrobe and pulls out two beers. Another good-looking guy steps into the shower, the sun streaming…

  • New technology at Hartford Hospital Offers First Surgical Treatment for Stroke Patients

    December 19, 2019

    A relatively new surgical technology for stroke patients, known as the Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device, has been available for the last four to five years – and Hartford Hospital is the first hospital in the Hartford region to offer it to patients who suffer from hemorrhagic strokes. Dr. Inam Kureshi,…

  • Relax! Here’s the Truth About a Colonoscopy

    December 19, 2019

    Colonoscopy is the test no one wants but almost everyone who is middle-aged needs. You’ve likely heard it all before: the prep is horrible, it will be uncomfortable, and you don’t need to really get one unless you have cancer symptoms. All of these assumptions couldn’t be further from the…

  • Brave Beauty Program Visits Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Waterford

    December 17, 2019

    There were all of the trappings of a girl’s night out, complete with sparkling cider and beauty makeovers. But for the group of women gathered for fruit, cheese and tips for applying foundation, this was so much more than an oasis from the pressures of work and family. Each was…

  • Is it the Flu, or Something Else?

    December 12, 2019

    Flu season has arrived. But if you start to feel a little under the weather, how would you know if it’s the flu or a nasty cold? Colds and the flu can have similar symptoms; sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest discomfort, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, and fever…

  • January Cooking Class: Winter Recipes That Fight Chronic Illness

    December 12, 2019

    Inflammation is at the center of many chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. To help you lower your risk of such issues, a dietitian with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute is offering a pair of cooking classes. Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Classes are set…

  • How This ‘Casual Bicyclist’ Ophthalmologist Pedaled Across Israel in Fundraiser

    December 12, 2019

    It had been on his bucket list for a while – biking across a beautiful foreign country and helping sick children in the process – so Dr. Alan Solinsky, an ophthalmologist and casual bicyclist, became a marathon rider. From November 10-14, Dr. Solinsky, of Solinsky EyeCare in West Hartford and Hartford Hospital’s…


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