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Treating Swallowing Disorders

For people living with swallowing disorders, feeling a choking sensation when they eat or drink is a common occurrence. But there is a newer, less invasive treatment option, people can find relief from these troublesome symptoms and gain a better quality of life: Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). Hartford HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Karasik, is one of only a handful of doctors in the country offering a procedure called POEM.

More Rides for an Avid Bicyclist

The diagnosis of Stage 4 prostate cancer seemed grim for Dr. Ralph Giarnella. But the doctors at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute were not about to give up. The result: More rides for this avid bicyclist.

         

         

         

         

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The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute includes the most talented and experienced physicians, the very latest technology, and a team of compassionate caregivers whose only goal is to help patients and their families fight heart disease, which is our nation’s number one killer.

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Advances in Health with Dr. Craig Allen

More teens are vaping now than ever - and parents are concerned. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director at Rushford, has important information for parents, teachers and anyone else with teens in their lives.


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Treating Swallowing Disorders

It’s tough to imagine your esophagus not working. But Paulette Beckford understands what it’s like when you can’t swallow and can’t move food or drink through your digestive system. For years, the Windsor Locks resident wasn’t able to eat much of anything. It didn’t matter if it was spicy, or [...]

Drs. Nowicki, London, Frallicciardi to Lead Tweeting for CME’s on Emergency Medicine on Nov. 29

You’re a busy professional in the demanding field of healthcare. One of the demands is finding the time to take Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours to keep abreast of the latest innovations in healthcare, not to mention maintain your licensure. Hartford HealthCare’s Department of Continuing Education can help with the [...]

Shockwave, Penile Injections for Erectile Dysfunction? Wait for FDA Approval

If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for a treatment not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration amid uncertainties about its long-term effectiveness and safety? Especially if that treatment, [...]

At Natchaug, Clients Know They Can Relate to First Recovery Support Specialist

Tonya Cutler stands in front of the room, tapping a marker on the list of “triggers” written on a large sheet of paper taped to the wall. While one of the eight adolescents in the room paces relentlessly around the perimeter, his ears picking up everything she says, two girls [...]

Here’s Why Juul Is More Addictive Than Other E-Cigarettes

News this week that the manufacturer of the electronic cigarette Juul will voluntarily limit sales of its flavored liquids to online purchases is a step in the right direction but certainly not snuffing out the problem, according to some Hartford HealthCare providers. “Regulatory action preventing Juul sales would be great,” [...]

Multiple Sclerosis: New Program, New Treatments

Each week, an estimated 200 Americans are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). But new treatments bring new hope, according to neuro-immunologist Dr. Brian Wong. He is helping to launch a comprehensive multiple sclerosis program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: What is neuro-immunology? A: Neuro-immunology is a subspecialty of [...]


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