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  • The Wait Ends, Dramatically, for Glastonbury Kidney Transplant Recipient

    July 01, 2020

    For more than two decades, Nicholas Kalogeros of Glastonbury has known kidney failure and end-stage renal disease were inevitable without a transplant. A rare genetic disease, Alport syndrome, that damages small blood vessels in the kidney and eventually causes organ failure left Kalogeros on peritoneal dialysis the past year as…

  • CDC Antibody Study: Number Infected by COVID-19 in State 6 Times Higher Than Reported

    July 01, 2020

    Only New York showed more COVID-19 infections than Connecticut through early May, according to a report that also revealed the number of people infected by the virus is actually about six times more than the number reported by the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied antibody…

  • What’s in the Fish You Eat? What About Local Fish?

    July 01, 2020

    Fish is a nutritional Hall of Fame protein loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2, calcium, phosphorous and minerals. Eating low-fat fish at least twice a week, says the American Heart Association, can lower your blood pressure and your risk of a heart attack of stroke. Unless,…

  • Here’s the Risk Level of Each School Sport in Return From COVID-19

    July 01, 2020

    Professional athletes are sorting out their seasons, your kids are cajoling to get back in the game and all you can envision is a COVID-19 nightmare. We know infectious disease specialists say it’s safer to be outside where fresh air mitigates infection risk, but is it safe to start playing…

  • Is the Worst to Come? How COVID-19 Could Upend State’s Phase 3 Reopening

    June 30, 2020

    The good news is that Connecticut is heralded as one of two states, with neighboring Rhode Island, experiencing a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases. The not-so-good news is the World Health Organization revelation that “the worst is yet to come.” WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the…

  • These Age Groups Most Affected by COVID-Related Depression, Anxiety

    June 29, 2020

    Experts call it the underlying crisis. While COVID-19 cases spike around the country, more than a third of Americans report related depression and anxiety. “The spread of COVID-19 leaves people feeling out of control, which is uncomfortable and unnerving,” said Dr. James O’Dea, vice president of operations for the Hartford…

  • Why Stinging Bees Are Attracted to You (And Why Beekeepers Wear White)

    June 29, 2020

    For most people, a sting from a bee, wasp or hornet is just painful, but for some, it can be life-threatening. According to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, three in 100 adults in the United States have life-threatening allergies to insect stings. How Do I Know if I’m…

  • Drink These Juices to Avoid Sun Damage to Your Skin

    June 29, 2020

    Sunburn is more than a painful nuisance – it’s a serious health risk, especially for the young. The risk of melanoma increases with every significant burn. While wearing sunscreen year round is important, it’s really not enough. Sunglasses, hats and visors are great summer survival tools for all ages. It…

  • Virtual Health Emerges as Safe Choice for Seniors During COVID-19

    June 29, 2020

    An older woman was worried about a cat bite she had that wasn’t healing and she feared going to her doctor’s office. Jessica Dakin, Geriatric Care Program Manager of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, checked on her client at home and realized it was a medical problem that could…

  • The 10 Riskiest Foods to Eat at a Cookout

    June 29, 2020

    According to the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, one out of every six of us will get some sort of food poisoning this year – and summer is peak season. We can’t necessarily blame our last meal, because it can take anywhere from hours to days for symptoms…


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