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  • Dr. Mohamad Khaled, a Neurosurgeon, Joins Ayer Institute

    May 15, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute announced the appointment of Dr. Mohamad Khaled as a neurosurgeon seeing patients both at Hartford Hospital and in offices in Enfield. “Dr. Khaled’s broad base of expertise enhances the services we already provide to patients suffering from various diseases and tumors of the brain and…

  • Connecticut Medicine Devotes Issue to Opioid Crisis

    May 13, 2019

    With opioid overdose the leading cause of death in Connecticut since 2013 for people under 50 years old, what is the medical community doing to fight this public health crisis? In a special edition of Connecticut Medicine called “Finding Hope in the Battle against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,” guest editors…

  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Cancer Survivorship

    May 13, 2019

    By Gretchin Bade Program Director of Oncology Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer have suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared to survivors who are inactive. Exercise also has…

  • Rebuilding Your Life After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Gerard Fumo Physician Lead, Hartford HealthCare Gastrointestinal Disease Management Team Colorectal cancer, a potentially lethal disease, is one of the most preventable cancers because doctors can remove precancerous growths during a colonoscopy. In part, because of the advances in screening, which leads to detection and removal of early cancers,…

  • Local Chef to Host Bone Healthy Cooking Class at Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute

    May 13, 2019

    Do you remember your parents saying you have to drink your milk for strong bones? Or have you seen your physician and they are worried you might have osteopenia or osteoporosis?  In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness Month the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be offering a cooking class…

  • Dancing Stars Shine in Ayer Neuroscience Institute Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease

    May 13, 2019

    The stars were shining bright during the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Second Annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s event on May 10 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Eight amateur dancers, including a Parkinson’s patient and leaders from across Hartford HealthCare, teamed up with their professional dance partners to compete and…

  • Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

    May 08, 2019

    If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which…

  • Dark Chocolate and Ambien? Watch Out for These Food-Drug Interactions

    May 08, 2019

    Eating “right” takes on a whole new meaning when you understand how medications might interact with certain foods – making them more or less potent or causing unsafe reactions. According to Jasmine Chen, pharmacy resident at Hartford Hospital, it’s important to talk to your prescribing doctor or the pharmacist about…

  • Overhaul Your Diet With These One-a-Day Tweaks

    May 08, 2019

    Just by making one small change a day, we can improve our nutritional and health status. Try to make easy changes first and continue to work on it every day until it becomes a habit. After all, we make on average 226 decisions about food each day (according to scientists…

  • This Is What a Stroke Looks Like

    May 06, 2019

    Stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States, causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. Stroke risk more than doubles each decade after age 55, according the the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Here’s more from Dr. Amre Nouh, director of the Stroke Center at…


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