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HealthCare Happenings - January 2018

We welcome Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and learn more about "hands only CPR."

Care Logistics Center

The Hartford HealthCare Care Logistics Center is our new "mission control," and it has a clearcut mission: to ensure patients get the best care at the right place whenever it's needed.


Advances in Health

The Gift of Independence

Noticing a change in an older relative or friend? You can help them by giving them the gift of independence and the ability to remain at home as they age!

Advances in Health: The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute

It's a new era of orthopaedic care close to home - at MidState Medical Center. Dr. Leonard Kolstad has the details.


News

Dr. Devika Umashanker: Why Diet, Exercise Isn’t a Weight-Loss Formula for Everyone

As an Obesity Medicine Specialist, I care for people  with obesity after bariatric surgery, prior to bariatric surgery, not interested in or do not meet criteria for bariatric surgery. It is common to hear during an office visit, “If I eat less, exercise more, I know I can lose weight.” [...]

Dr. Wylie Hosmer: Weaponizing Your Immune System Against Cancer

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 [...]

Charlotte Hungerford to Host GO Red Event on Feb. 2

CHH Invites Community to GO Red Day – Friday, Feb 2nd  February is American Heart Health Month, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is joining healthcare organizations and companies across the nation to “GO RED” for women on Friday, February 2nd to highlight symptoms and prevention methods for women regarding heart [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]


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Popular Events

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

ACTIVATE THE CURE Prayer Group

This is a weekly interdenominational Christian- based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. [...]

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Caregiver Stress, What Are The Signs and Symptoms?

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and coping techniques to alleviate [...]

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Bereavement Support Group

This professionally facilitated interfaith group is to assist people in understanding grief as a natural response to los, to allow the [...]


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