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  • Community rallies around health care workers with generous donations

    September 12, 2020

    We at Hartford HealthCare are overwhelmed with gratitude. As the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold in our area, individuals and businesses from all corners of the community have stepped up to show their appreciation to our staff with kind words and even kinder deeds. Below you’ll find…

  • Hartford HealthCare Celebrates Mystic HealthCenter With Official Ribbon-Cutting

    September 10, 2020

    A chance of showers couldn’t keep the East Region from celebrating the the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter in Mystic with an official ribbon-cutting Wednesday evening. A small group of Hartford HealthCare leaders, providers and community members came together to recognize a special collaboration between Hartford HealthCare, developer David Lattizori and the town…

  • Webinar Details New Three-in-One Specialist Visits, Virtual Access for Prostate Patients

    September 04, 2020

    One cancer, with three specialists, can mean multiple appointments in different locations and waiting anxiously in between. Now, men diagnosed with prostate cancer can see a urologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in one visit through an innovative partnership between Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute and Cancer Institute….

  • Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

    September 03, 2020

    Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud…

  • What’s Your Risk of Heart Disease? This 5-Minute Test Can Tell You

    September 03, 2020

    Two-thirds of adults are at risk of heart disease. Are you? Calcium scoring, a simple, affordable test, is one of the most effective tests in determining your risk of heart disease. And your calcium score might just surprise you. “People who we think are at high risk often have a…

  • Today’s Lesson: Ergonomics for Kids During Remote Learning

    September 03, 2020

    OK, kids. Today’s class is called ergonomics. We’re talking about an applied science, the study of how people work in their environment. Don’t worry. It’s not that complicated. Ever hear a teacher tell you to sit up straight in your classroom? That’s ergonomics. (Usually) We know you’re spending a lot…

  • The Potential Risk of Using a Mask Bracket During COVID-19

    September 03, 2020

    No one likes wearing masks, one of the recommendations for containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but seeking relief with a special mask bracket only serves to diminish the covering’s effectiveness. “We’ve learned that 30 percent to 45 percent of asymptomatic or presymptomatic transmissions account for a lot of…

  • Physician-Scientist: Expediting Vaccine Development Should Not Compromise Safety

    September 02, 2020

    As desperate as the world is to conquer the deadly COVID-19 virus, a significant number of Americans have reportedly said they will not get a vaccine whenever it becomes available. According to a Yahoo News poll, 58 percent said they would not get any of the vaccines currently in development…

  • Chest Pain, Numbness, Sweating: Heart Attack? No, Acid Reflux

    September 02, 2020

    Eric Crane is an active, fit husband and father of two young children, living a pretty normal life in Plainville. But there was nothing normal about twice yearly trips to the Emergency Department for severe chest pains and all the symptoms of a heart attack. Doubled over and immobilized in…

  • More Substance Abuse, More Overdoses in the State . . . And Fewer People Seeking Help

    September 02, 2020

    While Connecticut’s opioid overdose statistics seemed somewhat hopeful in 2018, widespread introduction of fentanyl reversed the trend last year and the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t finished overloading people with worries feeding addictions this year. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, marked…


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