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  • Dr. Wylie Hosmer: Weaponizing Your Immune System Against Cancer

    January 18, 2018

    By Dr. Wylie D. Hosmer The three most terrifying words in the English language may be: “You have cancer.” But exciting advances in research have uncovered more powerful treatment options, using the patient’s immune system, to target and attack cancer cells. More research is needed, but this treatment known as…

  • Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

    January 16, 2018

    Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking…

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

    January 16, 2018

    Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team,…

  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

    January 16, 2018

    As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after…

  • #HHCBorn

    January 09, 2018

    When we asked and you delivered (baby pictures, that is). Generations of babies have been delivered at hospitals across Hartford HealthCare. When we reached out to you to share your baby photos in anticipation of the first babies of 2018, you came through! Check out our galleries of babies born…

  • Concerned About an Older Loved One? Start Gathering Information at the Healthy Family FunFest!

    January 04, 2018

    Worried about an older parent or family member? Want to check out options for care and services? The Healthy Family FunFest is a great place to begin gathering the information you need, and to learn about local health resources for your beloved family member. Begin with a visit to the…

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • Flu ‘Widespread’ in State; Hartford County Hardest Hit

    December 21, 2017

    Never mind what you want for the holidays. We all know what you don’t want — the flu. But it’s too late for many of you. Connecticut is now among 12 states with flu activity classified as widespread. The state Department of Public Health says 355 people have tested positive…

  • Screening Mammograms at Healthy Family FunFest in Southington

    December 18, 2017

    SOUTHINGTON – Women who meet specific criteria can receive a digital screening mammogram at the Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. Appointments are suggested but not required and walk-ins will be taken…

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