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Deep brain stimulation has Brian Smuda back on the slopes - and he couldn't be happier.

HealthCare Happenings March 2019

A song about addiction from a man in recovery, a veteran honored for his service during WWII, and Axel the Sim Dog - all that in this month's HeathCare Happenings.

         

         

         

         

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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

Advances in Health with Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Jain

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Jain explains the basics of an abdominal aortic aneurysm - and how a simple exam can discover it for early treatment.


News

Heart & Vascular Institute Adds More Advanced Procedures at Backus

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute continues to add more advanced procedures for cardiac patients in eastern Connecticut. Dr. Paras Bhatt, Medical Director of Electrophysiology in the East Region, inserted an implantable biventricular defibrillator in an 80 year old patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle) at Backus Hospital [...]

Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

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 shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More [...]

Rx for Health Program Adds Healthy Options for Winter Season

Thanks to a partnership with the Norwich ShopRite and United Community and Family Services (UCFS), Backus Hospital’s successful Rx for Health Program to help fight childhood obesity is now available during the winter months. Nine years ago, staff at the hospital identified obesity as a top health concern as part [...]

Hartford HealthCare to Begin Offering Text Message Reminders for Imaging Services

Life seems to get more and more hectic every day, with work calendars, social agendas, the children’s activities and, oh right, your health to think about. In an effort to gently remind people about upcoming outpatient imaging appointments, Hartford HealthCare will begin offering text message reminders. Through a partnership with [...]

Beyond ‘Baby Blues’: IOL Program Identifies, Treats Perinatal Depression

Pregnancy should be a time of joy, but for women with mental illness it can be a complex period with layers of anxiety, fear and guilt overshadowing the excitement and anticipation. Up to 3 million women suffer from depression while pregnant and after giving birth, according to Art Guerra, APRN, [...]

What’s Your Heart Disease Risk? Your Coronary Calcium Score Can Tell You

Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium [...]


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