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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

Neil Diamond After Parkinson’s Diagnosis: Did He Have to Give Up Touring?

Just two days before his 77th birthday, musician Neil Diamond canceled the third leg of his 50th anniversary concert tour Monday and announced his retirement from the road following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. “The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large [...]

Backus First in Eastern Connecticut to Use New Spinal Surgery Guidance System

Last week, the Backus Hospital Operating Room became the first in eastern Connecticut to use the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™, a new, sophisticated surgical guidance system for spine procedures. The advanced technology was introduced in New England last month at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and will be unveiled this week at [...]

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 [...]


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Popular Events

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Bereavement Support Group

This group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. You are welcome to attend as few or as many as you like. This is [...]

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018, 5:00PM - 6:15PM

L.G.B.T.Q. Support Group

This is a support group for 16-23 years olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being [...]

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Cancer Survivors Support Group

Support group for people with who have or have had cancer.


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