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  • New HPV Vaccine Offers Some Protection Against Several Cancers

    October 17, 2018

    Like many things in science and medicine, the vaccine for the human papilloma virus has evolved. First it was recommended for females age 12 to 26 who had not been sexually active, later for males in the same age group who had not had sex. Recently, however, research prompted the…

  • Beyond ‘Chemobrain’: New Hartford HealthCare Study Looks at Cancer and the Mind

    October 15, 2018

    By David Finitsis Clinical Psychologist and Senior Scientist, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Does this sound familiar? You walk into a room only to forget exactly what it was you came into that room to do.  Or your friend introduces you to someone and no sooner have you shaken hands when…

  • “Hidden Scar” Surgery: Making a Difference for Breast Cancer Patients

    October 11, 2018

    Breast surgeons at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital are performing a revolutionary procedure that allows them to do specific types of breast cancer surgery without leaving visible marks. Dr. Heather King is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute to describe how this technique is…

  • Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

    October 10, 2018

    Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer…

  • A Bigger Role for Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer Treatment?

    October 09, 2018

    Although immunotherapy – the ability to use the body’s immune system to fight off cancer – has not been as helpful for breast cancer patients, new research shows “promise” for some women, according to Dr. Patricia DeFusco, director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program. “Harnessing the immune system…

  • Weight, Weight: Don’t Tell Me (Simple Exercises to Tone the Body?)

    October 08, 2018

    When most people hear the words weight training, images of bodybuilders lifting huge heavy weights may be the first thing that comes to mind. But you don’t have to look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to reap the benefits that weight training can provide. Weight training is an extremely important…

  • The Three Seasons of Breast Cancer Survivorship

    October 08, 2018

    On July 25, 1985, Fitzhugh Mullan, a young physician who had just gone through treatment for a germ cell cancer, wrote a thoughtful letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. This letter gave rise to the field of cancer survivorship. “Survival, in fact, begins at the point of diagnosis,”…

  • Why Haunted Houses, Kids Don’t Always Mix

    October 08, 2018

    October is a time for spooky spaces, graveyard visits and haunted happenings. In most cases it’s frightening fun. But children may find it confusing – and truly scary – if they don’t understand that no real harm is headed their way. So how young is too young to visit these…

  • Innovations in Hand Pain Treatment

    October 02, 2018

    Hand pain is a common condition that affects many people. Dr. Nicholas Bontempo is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital with information on the latest advances in technology to treat the conditions that cause hand pain.  Q: What are some of the…

  • Ayer Neuroscience Institute Adds Multiple Sclerosis Services, Specialists

    October 01, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute is expanding its services and is proud to announce the formation of a Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, which will be led by Drs. Brian Wong and Derek Smith. The program will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other…


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