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HealthCare Happenings December 2018

Community partnerships are taking guns off the streets, fighting opioid addiction and preventing cancer - and connecting you to healthier, of course!

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.

         

         

         

         

Nobody Knows your Heart Better

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

Advances in Health with Dr. Adam Ferguson

Get the basics on foot and ankle pain from Dr. Adam Ferguson with the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute.

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.


News

Torrington Rheumatology and Allergy Practice Joins Hartford HealthCare

Arthritis& Allergy Associates of Torrington is now part of the Hartford HealthCare(HHC) Bone & Joint Institute specializing in Allergy and Rheumatology. The office is located in the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Medical Office Building at 538 Litchfield Street, Suite 101, Torrington. Rheumatologists from the practice are now part of the Hartford [...]

Gun Buyback Dec. 15 at Community Renewal in Hartford

Although many people say having a gun at home will keep them safe, experts and policymakers increasingly agree that firearms in the home are dangerous. That’s why Hartford Hospital is teaming up with the Community Renewal Team and other community partners for the next Capital Region Gun Buyback. “Every time [...]

HHC Breast Surgeon Earns Award

The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Camelia Lawrence, director of breast surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) and MidState Medical Center, as its Business Woman of the Year. The award was one of five given out at the group’s 11th Annual Awards and Holiday [...]

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: How to Improve Your Symptoms, Outcome

By Laura Strom A woman awakes after sleeping for seven hours but still feels foggy.  A man gets out of bed awkwardly with concrete-heavy legs and feels like he is walking barefoot on cobblestones. Another woman has difficulty picking up her toothbrush because she has pins and needles in her [...]

Cancer Patient Treated With New Radioactive Drug at Hartford Hospital

A new radioactive drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for a type of cancer affecting the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract has been used for the first time in the area by doctors at Hartford Hospital treating a patient with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. The new drug, [...]

GoHealth Urgent Care Opening in Manchester

Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and oversize examination rooms? C’mon in. But not for long: You won’t spend [...]


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Popular Events

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Substance Use Educational and Support Group

For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse. Registration is not required.

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Please join us for an exercise class for cancer survivors. Pilates provides a gentle re-introduction to exercise. MUST HAVE PHYSICIANS NOTE

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Hearing Voices Network

Peer run support group based firmly on a belief of self-help, mutual respect and understanding where people can safely share their [...]


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