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  • Dedicated Clinical Cancer Trials Unit Opens at Hartford Hospital

    October 19, 2018

    As part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s pioneering membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a new, dedicated clinical trials unit has officially opened at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Peter Yu is the physician-in-chief at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Q: This…

  • Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

    October 10, 2018

    Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer…

  • Clinical Breast Cancer Trials: Making an Impact Locally

    October 09, 2018

    Breast cancer clinical trials are paving the way for patients to try new forms of treatments that can help doctors test alternative ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Dr. Wylie Hosmer is an oncologist with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer…

  • That Pain in Your Leg? Find Out if it’s Peripheral Artery Disease!

    October 09, 2018

    Imagine yourself walking up the stairs, with the kids or grandkids at the park, down the driveway to get the mail or at the mall. And you start to experience pain or cramping in your leg — or both legs. It may be barely noticeable, but whether you are over…

  • The Future of Breast Cancer Treatment is Now!

    October 08, 2018

    Clinical trials are the means by which doctors and researchers work toward providing newer, better and more innovative health care treatments. This is especially true as the health care community works toward treating cancer. As the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is…

  • Breast Cancer Surgeon Joins Central Connecticut Team

    September 27, 2018

    Dr. April Duckworth, a breast oncology surgeon, is joining the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in October. Dr. Duckworth previously served as a fellow at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she performed nipple-sparing, skin-sparing and other types of mastectomies; biopsies; dissections; ductoscopy;…

  • The Question for Fall: Is it a Cold or Allergies?

    September 26, 2018

    Are your eyes watering yet? If you have seasonal allergies, you already know the fall season is officially here. Ragweed pollen is  an allergy trigger that arrives in Connecticut each spring and lasts until late September, sometimes into October depending on the previous winter’s weather. “It seems as if there…

  • What is Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer Treatment?

    September 21, 2018

    Precision medicine allows doctors to treat patients based on their individual biology. Dr. Camelia Lawrence is the director of breast surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. She explains how precision medicine is used in treating breast cancer.  Q: What is precision medicine? A:…

  • New Provider Joins Windham Hospital Cardiology Team

    September 10, 2018

    Dr. Jeffrey Glen Kegel, originally from Southern California, practiced cardiology in Hamden from 1996 to 2008 after several years in California and Pennsylvania. After 12 years in Connecticut, Kegel was asked to join the Jefferson Health system to help them create a cardiology program at the system’s financially struggling Frankford…

  • A Son’s Lifesaving Gift to his Dad

    June 20, 2018

    In 2017, life threw a curve ball at Ricardo Arduengo of Hartford. He was facing end-stage kidney failure. “At this point last year, Dad was really, really sick,” his son, Sebastian, recalled. “He looked like an 80-year-old man. He could barely get out of bed.” This was a dramatic turn of…


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