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  • Low T: What it is and what you can do about it

    October 01, 2019

    It’s one of the many results of aging for men, affecting 2 to 4 million men, but when low testosterone begins to affect quality of life, it’s time to seek expert attention. In a free talk entitled “The What, Why and How of Low Testosterone,” Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist Dr. Helen…

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

    October 01, 2019

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history…

  • Some Nutrition Myths About Plant-Based Burgers (And A Taste Test)

    September 27, 2019

    By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the…

  • It’s Coming: Beam-Signing Signals Start of New HealthCenter in Mystic

    September 27, 2019

    More than 75 community members, local officials and Hartford HealthCare leaders braved an early fall rainstorm for a beam-signing event Sept. 26 at the site of the future Hartford HealthCare Mystic HealthCenter. The 47,000-square-foot development off I-95 and Coogan Boulevard in the Mystic section of Stonington is scheduled to open…

  • New study: Will Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Prevent Suicide?

    September 26, 2019

    Hospitals provide a safe, if temporary, haven for people who have attempted suicide. Once they are released, however, the risk they will try to kill themselves again remains quite high. A newly-funded study at the Institute of Living in Hartford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, will investigate…

  • Pacemaker or Defibrillator? How They Change the Heart’s Rhythm

    September 24, 2019

    There have been tremendous advancements recently in the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, also known as cardiac arrhythmias. Physicians who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of these electrical disturbances of the heart are known as cardiac electrophysiologists.  Dr. Mark Marieb, System Director of the Electrophysiology Labs for the…

  • 50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

    September 24, 2019

    The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus…

  • Natchaug Psychiatrist: Screen Time Boosts Mental Health Problems in Youth

    September 24, 2019

    In a recent Detroit News article entitled “Cellphone suspensions: Schools lock away digital distractions, Dr. Paul Weigle, associate medical director of ambulatory services at Natchaug Hospital in Mansfield, was quoted as relating increased screen use to mental health problems in youths. Dr. Weigle was speaking as a board member of Children…

  • The Pain in His Side Was an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: How He Beat the Deadly Odds

    September 23, 2019

    Before July 2017, Richard Nobile thought AAA referred to minor league baseball or the automobile club. Unfortunately, he’s since learned it can also stand for “abdominal aortic aneurysm,” or a bulge in the abdominal segment of the aorta, the body’s main artery. More common in men, AAA is connected with…

  • What Is a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?

    September 22, 2019

    By Deborah Walker, APRN Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine recommended every cancer patient receive an individual survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. This recommendation was developed from a prominent report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which focused…


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