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  • Back Pain: What Happens with Degenerative Changes?

    April 19, 2018

    Back pain can have many causes – and many treatments. Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network physical therapist Dan Fisher explains why evaluation by a physical therapist can help treat the pain you may be experiencing.  Q: What are some of the common conditions associated with back pain? A: The most common…

  • Thank You Volunteers

    April 16, 2018

    National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers:…

  • Ron’s Run For The Roses: A Kentucky Derby Party With Purpose

    April 11, 2018

    It’s the best Kentucky Derby party north of the Mason-Dixon line, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause, too. It’s Ron’s Run for the Roses, benefitting the Ron Foley Foundation and the fight against pancreatic cancer. This year Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, serves as…

  • The Best (And Worst) Mood-Altering Food

    April 09, 2018

    Can what we eat affect more than our waistline? Many times, during our visit to a doctor’s office, we’re told how to eat to keep us physically healthy. For example, a DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet may help lower blood pressure while a low-glycemic diet can help with…

  • Are You at Risk for Stroke?

    April 05, 2018

    Strokes don’t just happen to older people. In 2009, the latest figures a available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old. You are at risk for stroke if you have: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Diabetes….

  • A New Procedure for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

    April 05, 2018

    A new procedure for patients with esophageal cancer is offering promising results. Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, was the first in Connecticut to perform a robotic esophagectomy. Q. What are some symptoms of esophageal cancer? What causes this type of cancer? A. Some of…

  • How Organ Donation Saved One Life, Healed Another

    April 04, 2018

    Five years ago, Jammy Davies faced a parent’s worst nightmare. Her 20-year old daughter, Chelsea, became critically ill with bacterial meningitis, an infection in the brain and spinal cord. When Chelsea died at Hartford Hospital, Davies and her husband faced a wrenching decision: Would they be willing to donate their…

  • Is This All it Takes To Avoid Cancer?

    April 03, 2018

    When it comes to cancer prevention, genetics are only part of your body’s story. How you live and what you eat can also promote overall health and keep your colon happy. Dr. Eric Secor, associate medical director of integrative medicine with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, echoes the American Institute…

  • Hartford Hospital Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctors’ Day

    March 30, 2018

    On National Doctors’ Day, we’re thanking the many doctors who practice throughout Hartford Hospital. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and families. We hope you’ll thank them as well.  

  • Headache? Migraine? (There IS a Difference!)

    March 29, 2018

    If your head hurts, is it a simple headache or is it migraine syndrome? There is a difference, according to Dr. Abigail Chua, a neurologist and headache specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.  Q.  Explain the difference between a headache and a migraine.  A.  While the terms ‘migraine’ and ‘headache’…


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