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  • Dr. Wylie Hosmer: Weaponizing Your Immune System Against Cancer

    January 18, 2018

    By Dr. Wylie D. Hosmer The three most terrifying words in the English language may be: “You have cancer.” But exciting advances in research have uncovered more powerful treatment options, using the patient’s immune system, to target and attack cancer cells. More research is needed, but this treatment known as…

  • Charlotte Hungerford to Host GO Red Event on Feb. 2

    January 16, 2018

    CHH Invites Community to GO Red Day – Friday, Feb 2nd  February is American Heart Health Month, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is joining healthcare organizations and companies across the nation to “GO RED” for women on Friday, February 2nd to highlight symptoms and prevention methods for women regarding heart…

  • Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

    January 16, 2018

    Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking…

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

    January 16, 2018

    Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team,…

  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • The ‘Man Flu’: A Severe Case or Severe Wimpiness?

    January 16, 2018

    When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper-respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all.  Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu” — a term often used by women who think that men complain more about…

  • Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

    January 16, 2018

    As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after…

  • Dr. Darren Tishler: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

    January 16, 2018

    Here at Hartford HealthCare, we are taking a new approach to bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.  In the past, we would often look at any diet, exercise program, or weight loss surgery procedure in terms of how much weight we could expect a patient to lose. In fact, most overweight…

  • Bone & Joint Institute Celebrates First Birthday

    January 16, 2018

    The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital celebrated its first year of operation on Jan. 9, commemorating a year filled with growth and success. “It was a great year,” said Dr. Courtland Lewis, chief of orthopedics. “Opening a new hospital is pretty complicated and I’m proud of the entire…

  • Healthcare Workers Share Similar Struggles to Those They Treat

    January 16, 2018

    More than 10 percent of healthcare workers are expected to misuse alcohol or drugs during the course of their professional life, according to various studies.  While that isn’t any higher than the general public, people working in healthcare may ignore their own needs to focus on caring for others. This is…


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