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  • PTSD from COVID-19? Here Are Four Signs.

    September 17, 2020

    The physical stress of infection might end, but COVID-19 patients can carry emotional scars from the experience for months and years, often in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even once physically recovered, these people may experience lingering effects due to: A fear of dying. Social isolation from the…

  • 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…

  • How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

    September 15, 2020

    Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave of COVID-19 has infectious disease experts urging Americans to rally against quarantine fatigue, maintain safe practices and get a flu shot. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National…

  • Institute of Living Researchers Join International Study of Schizophrenia in Young People

    September 15, 2020

    The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center and Advanced Services for Adolescents with Psychosis Program at The Institute of Living, part of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN), was selected to join an international research effort to better understand the cause and effect of schizophrenia in high-risk adolescents and young adults. Backed by…

  • How a Spike in These Google Search Terms Can Predict the Next COVID-19 Hotspots

    September 14, 2020

    How to predict the next COVID-19 hotspot? Check Google Trends, which compiles search requests by state, for areas with the highest number of searches of gastrointestinal symptoms. It works, according to a new study by Massachusetts General Hospital published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Researchers adopted the same…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…


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