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The Benefits of Teen Screen Time

Dr. Paul Weigle Psychiatrist Natchaug Hospital Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network Contrary to what you may think, video games, social media and related digital technology can actually improve the mental health of our younger generation. This is not to say Little Johnny should be allowed to lock himself in the [...]

HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the [...]

Men’s Health Month: Let’s Talk About Your Enlarged Prostate

By Paul Pyo, MD Urologist, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s a good time to reflect on how we are taking care of ourselves. We can exercise, eat right and get enough sleep to stay healthy. However, there are some conditions that aren’t preventable, but [...]

Former Local Alzheimer’s Association Director Named Backus Center for Healthy Aging Coordinator

Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon to open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for [...]

Tallwood Men’s Health Goes Live in Eastern Connecticut

The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving [...]

Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can [...]

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