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  • 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…

  • Find Out What’s Causing Numbness in Your Hands

    February 11, 2020

    The human hand has 27 bones that move in almost as many joints, making it one of the most flexible parts of the body. Such small bones and joints – and the amount of tasks we rely upon our hands to perform – also result in many aches, strains and…

  • 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…

  • What? With New Routine, Colonoscopy Prep Isn’t Half Bad

    February 06, 2020

    Nearly 90 percent of people say that prepping for a colonoscopy is what scares them the most about this important test. They may have heard horror stories from their friends, or simply imagine that frequent trips to the bathroom are not something they’re interested in. But there’s good news: Colonoscopy prep…

  • What’s Behind the Biggest One-Year Decline in Cancer Deaths?

    February 05, 2020

    The American Cancer Society recently announced that the cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported. The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017. Experts attributed the decline in part…

  • As Coronavirus Spreads, It’s a Waiting Game in Connecticut

    February 04, 2020

    Updated Feb. 12, 2020 More than two dozen nations have reported cases of coronavirus, but without a pattern of sustained community outbreaks the World Health Organization has not yet qualified it as a global outbreak known as a pandemic. Yet it remains a global health threat. The Centers for Disease…

  • As You Age, These Exercises Are Good For Your Health

    February 03, 2020

    For information about the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, click here.

  • No Butts: Ready to Stop Smoking for Good?

    January 30, 2020

    The United States has been so good at quitting smoking that the smoking rate has reached an all-time low. But that rate, 14 percent of adults, still accounts for more than 34 million people. That’s not good enough. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death, according to the Centers…


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