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Recovery from Injury for a High School Lacrosse Palyer

Lacrosse player Nancy Harrington led her high school team to the state semi-finals - and injured her ACL in the process. Her recovery was made possible by doctors and rehab staff of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital.

Deep Brain Stimulation: One Man's Second Chance

A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in 2000 and its devastating progression over nearly two decades led Don Steele to a unique new treatment: Deep Brain Stimulation.

Sports Health

At the Bone & Joint Institute our goal is to get you moving, and keep
you moving, no matter your age or activity level.

Advances in Health

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute: Karen Castiglione

A total knee replacement changed the life of this grandmother of six for the better.

Advances in Health: Medication Overuse and Headaches

Did you know that medication overuse to control the pain of a headache may cause more headaches? Dr. Brian Grosberg is medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.


Hartford HealthCARES Donation Helps Displaced Families Settle in Connecticut

Hartford HealthCare on Friday donated $25,000 to the Hispanic Health Council of Hartford to assist families from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria. The council will use 100 percent of this donation to help displaced families overcome barriers that have kept them from being able to secure long-term housing, such [...]

Surgical Program Yields Dramatic Results in First Year

Just a year ago, a Backus Hospital colorectal surgeon and his nurse practitioner started coaching their colorectal surgical patients to get in the  best possible shape weeks before they even entered the operating room, with the belief that preparing or “training” for surgery would help them achieve the best possible [...]

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

Spring is here and it’s time to get yourself in shape for warmer weather. Stefanie Bourassa, the sports health program director at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, offers tips on how to prevent sports-related injuries after a long winter’s hiatus: Q.  What areas of the body are the [...]

Seven More Flu Deaths in State Bring Total to 119 This Season

The state Department of Public Health is reporting seven more flu-related deaths, bringing the 2018 flu death total in Connecticut to 119. At least 98 of those deaths, 82 percent, are reported in people aged 65 or older. Seniors are a particularly vulnerable population, according to Dr. Virginia Bieluch from [...]

FDA Moves to Reduce Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advancing a plan to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to “minimally or non-addictive levels.” In a statement released March 15, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he is asking for a regulatory review to explore a product standard [...]

Hartford HealthCare First in State to Perform Robotic Esophagectomy

Procedure means faster recovery, less pain for esophageal cancer patients Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, has performed the first successful robotic esophagectomy in the state.  The procedure was done at Hartford Hospital using the da Vinci robotic system on March 1. A robotic [...]


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