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  • How to Stop Prostate Cancer? It Starts With a PSA Test

    September 05, 2019

    Dr. Ryan Dorin, a urologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says the PSA test remains the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages and give the patient the best chance at successful treatment. Here’s a quick Q&A: Q: There has been a fair…

  • Fall Nutrition: Baked Tomato and Egg Cups; Apple Oatmeal Custard

    September 05, 2019

    It’s fall and schedules are colliding with kids getting back to school and you getting out the door on time for work. But don’t forget to fuel your day with a healthy breakfast. It will not only give your body energy, but also provide important nutrients for your health. Besides…

  • When Medical Illness Causes Mental Health Problems in Youths

    September 04, 2019

    As if struggling with chronic medical illness is not challenging enough for young adults, research shows they are also far more likely to develop mental illness than those not facing physical challenges or limitations. A two-year research study released by the Cambridge Health Alliance followed 48,000 youth between ages 6…

  • 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:

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How Suicide Prevention Became Part of This Officer’s Job

    August 22, 2019

    When Kevin Briggs was sent out on his California Highway Patrol motorcycle to monitor the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, he had no training in interacting with suicidal people but the pain and anguish he saw in their eyes affected him instantly and deeply. “I just wanted to be…

  • Injured Motorcyclist Hails ‘Guardian Angel’ Hartford Hospital Nurse

    August 22, 2019

    It was a night nearly a month ago that Frances Diaz received a call from a number she didn’t recognize, and it was her injured husband, Jorge, who through a borrowed phone delivered news that he had been in a serious motorcycle crash on the highway. “I was terrified, but…


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