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  • Movement Disorders Care Comes to Mystic

    February 13, 2020

    Much as the design of the new Hartford HealthCare facility at 100 Perkins Farms Drive in Mystic reflects the vibe of coastal community, the location of specialists from the HHC Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to the facility answers a demand for high-quality care and support in…

  • Why Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Life-Altering’ for Some Parkinson’s Patients

    February 13, 2020

    By Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN Chase Family Movement Disorders Center When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, there is no cure but there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve your movement and quality of life. One way is through the surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation…

  • Trinity Men’s Hockey, in Fundraiser Game, Sees Pink in the Rink

    February 13, 2020

    Unless women are playing, there’s not usually too much pink showing on the ice during a hockey game. But, on a recent Friday, the Trinity College men’s hockey team draped the Koeppel Community Sports Center in Hartford with the color for Pink in the Rink, a fundraising game that has…

  • UConn Football Captain, Fairfield Basketball Player Get Courage Awards

    February 12, 2020

    Life is unpredictable, but two local college athletes prove that tenacity and resilience is as important as physical prowess, a trait that earned them designation as February’s Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Courage Award winners. The awards are given by the system, in association with the College Sports Information Directors of America…

  • The 30-Second Consult: Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

    February 12, 2020

    By Amanda Zaleski Exercise Physiologist Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment of Preventive Cardiology Q: What are the exercise recommendations for older adults? A: The American College of Sports Medicine says the optimal exercise prescription for overall health among older adults includes these options: 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic…

  • Coming Attractions? Medtech Innovations Hit the Bushnell Stage

    February 11, 2020

    “Alexa, I’m going to sleep.” Like clockwork, she dims the lights and turns off the TV. Ok, not unusual in today’s world. But the next command is. “Can you tell my nurse?” asks the hospital patient. This is just one of the many scenarios that played out at Digital Health…

  • Did Linda Ronstadt Have To Stop Singing? How Parkinson’s Therapy Could Help

    February 11, 2020

    Ten Grammys, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership and many gold and platinum albums couldn’t shield Linda Ronstadt from Parkinson’s disease. The singer known for “Blue Bayou,” “Don’t Know Much” and “You’re No Good” started noticing changes to her voice as…

  • It’s Your Skin vs. Winter: Here’s How Your Skin Wins

    February 10, 2020

    Winter’s wind, low humidity and frigid temperatures bite at the skin, even when we’re swathed in sweaters, hats and gloves or hiding out indoors. “Ambient humidity drops during the winter, both indoors and outdoors, and contributes to increased trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), which means our skin is losing water at…

  • Breast Radiologists Get a Second Set of Eyes: Artificial Intelligence

    February 10, 2020

    One fear about artificial intelligence generated by computers is that it will replace humans, but a trio of radiologists with Hartford HealthCare welcomed recent headlines about the technology in mammogram reading rooms. Google-funded researchers, in a study published in the journal Nature, asserted that AI could be more efficient than…

  • ASCO Grant Recognizes Cancer Institute’s Efforts to Minimize Care Discrepancies

    February 10, 2020

    As the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute expands services across Connecticut, bringing specialists offering advanced care to locations closer to residents’ homes, national organizations have taken notice. The work to minimize discrepancies in care for minorities and those living in rural areas, also called healthcare disparity populations, has earned the Cancer…


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