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

“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

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

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

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

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.

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. [...]

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