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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

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 [...]

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 [...]


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Popular Events

Friday, Jan 19, 2018, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about surgical weight loss and a review of procedures offered, risks and benefits of surgery, [...]

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Childbirth Class 2-Day

This class will be held from 9:00am t0 12:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This class will consist of educating expectant families about [...]

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Sibling Preparation - All Ages

This class will include a video and/or hear a story about having a new baby come to live in their house. Activities also include making a [...]


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