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  • Hartford HealthCare and Trinity College Announce Major Partnership

    June 25, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) is proud to announce the signing of an agreement with Trinity College to provide all of their students access to the high-quality, comprehensive health care services that are available throughout the HHC system. The partnership between the two institutions will help manage a higher volume of health care needs and…

  • Get a Golf Swing Analysis at Travelers’ Sports Zone

    June 19, 2019

    Visitors to this week’s Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell are invited to stop at the Hartford HealthCare Sports Zone, located between the 15th tee and 16th green. it’s a great place to take watch from elevated stadium seating in a climate-controlled tent. Dr. Antonio Fernandez, a Hartford HealthCare sports cardiologist,…

  • Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute to Host PTSD Program

    June 17, 2019

    In honor of National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day, the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be hosting a series of free programs designed to help those dealing with the disorder on June 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Center for Musculoskeletal Health. PTSD is a…

  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…

  • Avoid Golf Injuries, Says This Orthopedic Surgeon, With These Exercises

    June 03, 2019

    With the weather improving and the greens finally dry, New Englanders are finding their way back to the golf course. Golf offers many health benefits, including cardiovascular fitness and increased muscle tone that you get from walking 18 holes as well the enjoyment from being out in nature. And while…

  • What’s in a Joint Replacement?

    June 03, 2019

    Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new artificial surfaces in the hips, knees and other joints. In knee replacement surgery, for example, the ends of the damaged thigh and lower leg bones, and usually the kneecap, are capped with…

  • Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute to Host Low Inflammatory Cooking Series

    May 29, 2019

    Beginning on June 3, the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital is hosting a three week cooking series focused on low inflammatory diets. Participants in the series, which is being held in the Bone & Joint Institute’s Demonstration Teaching Kitchen, will learn to prepare meals that are…

  • 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…

  • 5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

    April 29, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when…

  • Why Tommy John Surgery is On The Rise for Youth Pitchers

    April 25, 2019

    When Major League dreams start early, young baseball pitchers think of three things – throwing faster, throwing longer and throwing harder. What they’re not usually thinking about is how the activity on the mound affects their body, specifically their pitching arm and, even more specifically, the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)…

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