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  • Back Pain Relief: New Joint-Fusion Procedure Aided by Robotics

    September 15, 2020

    “Oh, my aching back!” Who hasn’t uttered these words at one time or another, or maybe a lot? Back pain can be a broad-brushed complaint for a nagging discomfort. Many common conditions can cause back pain and much of it is misdiagnosed. Although there are several possible sources of back…

  • Testimonial: From Sailing to Leg Fracture to Surgery at Bone & Joint

    September 04, 2020

    Dolores Grenier, a corporator and supporter of Hartford Hospital, recently had surgery at the Bone & Joint Institute. She says she was impressed by Dr. Michael Miranda, Physician Assistant Jason Pinho and everyone she met during her visit, making note of the compassionate and unhurried manner with which her surgery was…

  • Procedures Surge Past Pre-COVID Levels at Bone & Joint Institute

    August 24, 2020

    At the height of COVID-19 in the United States, half of Americans said they were postponing needed medical care because of COVID-19. One-third of those people said they were planning to get that needed care in the next three months. The wait is over. Since the Bone & Joint Institute…

  • Mother-Daughter Sports Injuries Make it A Family Affair at Bone & Joint Institute

    August 19, 2020

    Ava Guyer is a natural athlete. At 15 years old, she plays softball, soccer and basketball for East Granby High School. Not quite as athletic as her daughter but just as ambitious, Ava’s mother, Jill (above, right, with Ava), signed up to run a 10K last year. She’ll be the…

  • 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…

  • 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,…


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