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Dietary Supplements for Men: What’s Good, What’s Junk

Almost every day you see an ad or hear someone talking about taking a supplement to help with metabolism, memory [...]

PTSD from COVID-19? Here Are Four Signs.

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 [...]

A Healthier You: Virtual Events for Seniors This Fall

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, offers many educational events each year, often in conjunction with area senior centers. Observing current social guidelines and restrictions, the Center for Healthy Aging is continuing to provide pertinent health information through webinars and video conferencing. [...]

Big Ten Reverses Football Season Delay, Despite This Study Showing Athletes’ COVID-Related Heart Damage

For some athletes, COVID-19 isn’t over even when it’s over. A study of Ohio State University athletes has found that 30 percent showed signs of heart inflammation even after recovering from the virus. It’s the latest example of this heart condition, myocarditis, associated with COVID-19 in patients with no history [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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