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  • Why Put Vascular Disease on Your Radar? Ask This Vascular Surgeon

    August 20, 2019

    Most people never have to worry about vascular disease. But everyone should know about it because vascular disease can affect up to 25 percent of people as they age. What happens when we age? A number of changes can take place within our arteries and veins. Some people develop blockages,…

  • Why Parkinson’s Researchers Now Targeting the Gut, Appendix

    August 19, 2019

    It might seem odd that one of the first symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is constipation, but those familiar with the workings of the human gut understand that it holds the key to many bodily functions. Dr. Duarte Machado, a Parkinson’s disease specialist and co-director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience…

  • Popliteal Entrapment: Freak Football Injury Almost Cost Glastonbury Athlete His Leg

    August 19, 2019

    The athlete: Gary Kazanjian of Glastonbury, a football player at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The injury: “My leg got crushed in between two people and my foot kind of fell asleep,” he says of the 2017 injury. “I didn’t really know what it was.” The symptoms: After two weeks…

  • How to Prepare for a Stress Test

    August 19, 2019

    An exercise electrocardiogram, better known as a stress test, will give your Heart & Vascular Institute doctor important information about how you heart responds when pushed to its limit during physical exertion. The test is performed as you exercise on a treadmill while hooked up to an electrocardiogram, or EKG, machine….

  • Guy Talk: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate and Urination

    August 15, 2019

    If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, it could be a sign of other health concerns. “Young men often avoid doctors because they feel invincible,” says Tallwood Men’s Health urologist Dr. John Griffith. “It’s a habit that grows stronger with age, and as older men start to face health challenges that…

  • Heart-Healthy Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

    August 14, 2019

    Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

    August 14, 2019

    Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in…

  • What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

    August 12, 2019

    The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is…

  • Moms Tell Their Stories at Hartford Hospital’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

    August 08, 2019

    Kim McIntosh knew her son, Teddy, was going to be born a little early, and while she planned to seek help from a lactation support group, a chance meeting with a Hartford Hospital lactation consultant created a relationship that helped her achieve her goal of breastfeeding her son. McIntosh was…


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