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  • How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    July 31, 2020

    Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but…

  • Reduce Men’s Alcohol Limit by Half: USDA Dietary Guidelines Report

    July 30, 2020

    Data showing increased drinking among American men and calculations of its impact on society prompted national experts to suggest the government cut the daily recommended alcohol limit in half. The recommendation came this month in “The Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee,” a report to the U.S….

  • CHEFA Grant Backs Hartford HealthCare Mobile COVID-19 Testing

    July 30, 2020

    The successful approach for addressing community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic has become the pairing of local organizations with influence and the expertise and resources of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), according to system President and CEO Jeff Flaks. The latest example, he said, is a commitment by the quasi-public organization Connecticut…

  • Why Taking Statins for High Cholesterol Shouldn’t Affect Athletic Performance

    July 30, 2020

    If you’re an athlete who takes statins to lower your cholesterol and are concerned they may be affecting your performance, relax. Dr. Paul Thompson, chief of cardiology emeritus at Hartford Hospital and national expert on the athlete’s heart, says it’s safe to continue treatment without sacrificing your performance. But it’s…

  • A Healthier You: Upcoming Webinars in August

    July 30, 2020

    The classes and events Hartford HealthCare brought you every week, before COVID-19, aren’t going away. We’re bringing them to you in a new series of webinars you can watch, then ask our professionals any questions you might have. In the coming weeks, you can join webinars on Medicare basics, surgical…

  • Hartford Hospital Joins Global COVID-19 Data-Sharing Study

    July 30, 2020

    Hartford Hospital has joined a global alliance of clinicians and scientists dedicated to sharing clinical insights and using cutting-edge technology to find more effective treatments for the most critically ill COVID-19 patients. The study is hosted by the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium (COVID Critical), an international group that has quickly…

  • Movement Disorders Center Expands to Stamford, Litchfield County

    July 29, 2020

    As the expansion of the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center continues, the team welcomes two  movement disorders doctors who will bring the same amount of comprehensive care you count on to new areas of the state. Dr. Leon Meytin, a movement disorders neurologist, sees patients in the Stamford location….

  • Stress-Related Broken Heart Syndrome on the Rise During COVID-19

    July 29, 2020

    Photos of isolated family members separated from each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are wrenching, but new evidence shows the actions spurred an increase in the cases of Broken Heart Syndrome in the pandemic’s first wave. Also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) can occur after…

  • When Cancer Spreads, These New Radiotherapy Technologies Can Help

    July 29, 2020

    By Dr. Charles E. Rutter Radiation Oncologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Hartford Hospital Cancer therapy continues to evolve and advance over time, with immunotherapy, molecularly targeted drugs and new generations of hormone-mediated treatments leading to improvements in survival and quality of life. Despite these improvements, roughly 30 percent of patients…

  • With This Equipment, Mystic HealthCenter Rehab Gives Patients A Leg (Or Arm) Up

    July 28, 2020

    By Elissa Bass Physical therapist Allison Solis is offering instructions and words of encouragement while sitting on the edge of a treadmill in Hartford Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Network facility in its new Mystic HealthCenter. “Bend. Kick. Bend. Kick. Look up! Bend. Kick. Good job.” Both of her hands grasp the right…


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