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  • Guy Talk: Prostate Cancer and Why PSA Test is Your Call

    August 15, 2019

    Who should get a prostate screening? Sooner or later, guys, you’ll need to know when it’s your time. The prostate specific antigen test, a blood test better known as PSA, measures the level of the antigen in your blood. Higher PSA levels could indicate you have prostate cancer. But the test…

  • To-Die-For Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

    August 14, 2019

    Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

    August 14, 2019

    Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in…

  • Moms Tell Their Stories at Hartford Hospital’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

    August 08, 2019

    Kim McIntosh knew her son, Teddy, was going to be born a little early, and while she planned to seek help from a lactation support group, a chance meeting with a Hartford Hospital lactation consultant created a relationship that helped her achieve her goal of breastfeeding her son. McIntosh was…

  • What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

    August 07, 2019

    It can happen on the soccer field, in a car accident or at work – but after sitting in a dark room, quietly for a few days, the concussion you’ve suffered should heal, right? Not always, according to Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, associate director of the new Sports Neurology Program in the…

  • Recent Study Shows Pregnant Woman are More at Risk for Strokes

    August 07, 2019

    While picking out baby booties and nursery color schemes, mothers-to-be should also be paying attention to the effects their pregnancy is having on their body, some of which could be life-threatening. Dr. Mark Alberts, physician-in-chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford HealthCare, reported out of the recent annual meeting…

  • Cancer Institute Adds Four Medical Oncologists

    August 01, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announced the appointment of the following four new providers: Dr. Sara Dost, a medical oncologist and hematologist whose clinical interests are breast oncology and supportive care of cancer patients, begins in August. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Dost earned her medical…

  • World Breastfeeding Week At ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hartford Hospital

    August 01, 2019

    Hartford Hospital, the first “baby friendly” hospital in Connecticut, continues to be a leader in the state on breastfeeding. Here’s Mary Marshall-Crim, family nurse practitioner and manager of the lactation program at Hartford Hospital: Q. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Hartford Hospital is celebrating with a special event…

  • Another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: What You Need to Know

    July 30, 2019

    News item: A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in an Atlanta  hotel killed one person and sickened dozens of others in July, with the hotel still closed a month later. This follows two cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported in mid-July at a Rocky Hill nursing home. What is Legionnaires’…


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