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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

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 [...]

The ‘Man Flu’: A Severe Case or Severe Wimpiness?

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper-respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all.  Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu” — a term often used by women who think that men complain more about [...]

Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after [...]


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Popular Events

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Bereavement Support Group

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

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, 4:45PM - 6:00PM

WomenHeart of Central Connecticut Support Network

These support group meetings are for women with heart disease. The Hospital of Central Connecticut is the first hospital in New England to [...]

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Cancer Survivors Support Group

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


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