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  • Art exhibit helps ease the anxiety of cancer treatment

    February 24, 2020

    Rounded and slightly distorted, the photos give the feel of looking through a ship’s thick glass porthole or the domed eye of a fish at a view that is both wondrous and intriguing. Two dozen pieces from the collection of regarded Wethersfield photographer Jack McConnell’s “Hartford Parallax: ‘Round Hartford” collection…

  • Study: Specialty care lowers risk of death from epilepsy

    February 24, 2020

    Patients getting epilepsy care in a specialty center had a lower chance of death, according to a Canadian study released in the Journal of the American Medical Society Neurology. Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in some cases the challenges of…

  • Inpatient Rehab Team Engages Bride-to-be

    February 20, 2020

    Laura Day had a lot to look forward to — her 2-year old daughter was anticipating Santa’s arrival, she had a baby on the way, and life with her boyfriend was good. In the days before Christmas, Laura was stricken with a stomach bug – nothing out of the ordinary,…

  • Connecticut’s drug-related deaths up 18 percent in 2019

    February 19, 2020

    The numbers tell a sobering story – after a dip in deaths from drug overdoses in 2018, Connecticut recorded 1,200, or 18 percent more, drug-related deaths in 2019, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The one stagnant piece of information in the equation, however, is the fact…

  • World Lymphedema Day is March 6th

    February 18, 2020

    On Friday, March 6th, therapists from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network will be on hand at several locations throughout the state to provide information about lymphedema services in recognition of World Lymphedema Day.  In preparation for the event, Linda Hodgkins, MS OTR/L CLT-LANA, Clinical Program Manager for HHCRN’s lymphedema services, answers…

  • Hartford HealthCare to Provide Health Services for UHart Students

    February 13, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare and the University of Hartford have announced a partnership for the health system to provide health services to students.  Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Flaks was joined by University President Greg Woodwood and  UHart alum and Hartford HealthCare staff member Latasha Raineault during halftime of…

  • 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…


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