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  • Keep Your Eye on Nutrition, Exercise (Not the Scale) When Losing Weight

    August 03, 2020

    With the growing popularity of weight-loss apps, like Noom and Weight Watchers, it’s never been easier to get your own, personalized plan to help shed some unwanted pounds. Although  these apps certainly can be effective, the fitness experts from Hartford HealthCare remind you that there are many factors  when setting…

  • Virtual Health Visits Nearing 200,000 Since COVID-19. Here’s How it Works.

    June 18, 2020

    Telemedicine was not a new concept when the COVID-19 pandemic locked society down in March, it was simply underutilized. “I’ve been using virtual visits for several years now with my pacemaker patients,” said Dr. Steven Zweibel, system director of cardiac electrophysiology for the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Heart & Vascular Institute….

  • An ‘Aggressive Exerciser,’ Resistant to Partial Knee Replacement. And Then?

    June 10, 2020

    Peter Gailey of Simsbury is an active 58-year old, a proud “aggressive exerciser,” who  found himself suffering from considerable knee pain “It felt like knives were being stuck into both of my knees,” he said. But Peter was adamant about avoiding surgery. He tried injections, without relief. On vacation in…

  • New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

    June 04, 2020

    With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO…

  • Cellphone Location Data in May Shows Big Behavior Changes in Connecticut

    June 01, 2020

    Your cellphone doesn’t lie. Google’s latest Community Mobility Report, dated May 25, reflects an overwhelming desire by Connecticut residents to get outdoors — and still avoid going into their workplace — as the state economy reopens and the weather brightens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of parks, from April 13…

  • Turning on the Faucet Slowly: Non-Emergency Surgeries Resume

    May 19, 2020

    Sixty patients filtered through Hartford Hospital within the last week for nonessential surgical procedures and “overwhelmingly” reported feeling safe as life in the facility starts to step out of the shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. John Grady-Benson, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Bone & Joint Institute,…

  • 7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens

    May 15, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing. Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint…

  • Three Recipes to Feed, Fuel Your Body Quickly

    May 15, 2020

    Looking for some easy meal ideas to make at home?  Chris Barrett, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, walks you through how to make three recipes that are both simple to prepare and offer lots of nutritional value. Triple Berry Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries…

  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • It’s a New Ergonomic World When Working at Home. Some Tips.

    April 07, 2020

    With more people stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapist Ken Bruno of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network says you’ll need to make some adjustments to your new work conditions. Here’s a edited interview with WFSB, Channel 3: Q. What are your tips to avoid strain from sitting and using…


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