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  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…

  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    June 10, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart…

  • This Teeny-Weeny Pacemaker is No Bigger Than a Vitamin Capsule

    June 10, 2019

    Download your guide on irregular heartbeats – and how they’re diagnosed and treated.  The world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra transcatheter pacing system, is designed for patients who need a single-chamber pacemaker. Dr. Steven Zweibel, director of electrophysiology at Hartford Hospital, explains: Q: The size of this pacemaker is similar to…

  • New: Radiofrequency Seeds Aid Breast Surgery, Improve Cosmetic Results

    June 10, 2019

    Not all breast disease can be felt, so surgeons have developed ways to mark the lump or lesion for more effective removal. At Hartford HealthCare, that process just got a lot more high-tech and efficient. This month, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program becomes the first in the state…

  • Mediterranean vs. Keto Diet? Here’s The Scientific Lowdown on Carbohydrates

    June 06, 2019

    With high-carb, low-carb, no-carb, the diet landscape is confusing and everyone has a different take on how or if carbohydrate foods fit onto our daily plates. The top-rated Mediterranean Diet promotes healthy carbs and the keto diet calls them toxic. Let’s look at carbohydrates through the lens of the science…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly one million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…

  • ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Set for June 30 in Hartford

    June 06, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute providers treat more cases of prostate cancer a year than any other center in the state, but they would still like to see an end to the cancer, one of the most treatable forms when detected early enough. That is why the…

  • How to Stop Prostate Cancer? It Starts With a PSA Test

    June 05, 2019

    Dr. Ryan Dorin, a urologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says the PSA test remains the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages and give the patient the best chance at successful treatment. Here’s a quick Q&A: Q: There has been a fair…

  • How Men Can Take Charge of Their Health (It’s Easy)

    June 05, 2019

    Is it too much to ask a man to care for his health as he would his car? Most men are better at scheduling regular oil changes for their car than regular health checks. “Men are much less likely to go to the doctor if they have something wrong with…

  • Inside Look: Training to Become a LIFE STAR Crew Member

    June 04, 2019

    What does it take to become a member of the LIFE STAR helicopter, the critical care air ambulance that has been transporting patients since 1985? Since the medical transport began at Hartford Hospital, LIFE STAR helicopters have been added at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Backus Hospital in Norwich and, more recently,…


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