Health Essentials

  • Why Should I Get a Flu Vaccination (Again)?

    Flu season is on the horizon. Here's information to check out as you consider whether or not to get yourself and your family vaccinated against it.

  • Managing Halloween Candy

    With waistlines to consider and teeth to keep healthy, what’s a parent to do when their kids come home from trick-or-treating with enough candy to feed an army?

  • HHC Employees Go In The Snow February 2017

    Kudos to the many Hartford HealthCare employees who keep our hospitals open, our home-bound clients served and their fellow employees safe - no matter the weather!

  • F.A.S.T. Help for Stroke

    Quick intervention at the first sign of stroke can be a lifesaver. F.A.S.T is a quick way to remember the symptoms when you see them - and how to intervene quickly.

  • Bone & Joint Institute

    Welcome to the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital.This architecturally dramatic inpatient and ambulatory surgery center on the Hartford Hospital campus is a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated institute.

  • Breast Cancer Facts

    Get the basic facts on breast cancer.

  • When to Stay Home Sick from Work

    What will it take, office trouper, to finally end your Cal Ripken-esque streak of consecutive days of work without calling in sick?

  • Exercise: Moderate vs. Vigorous

    What is moderate exercise? What is vigorous exercise? Examples and definitions of each!

  • Save $$$ - Don’t Smoke!

    It pays in many ways to quit smoking! Learn more.

  • Zika Facts

    Click here to learn more about the Zika virus.

  • Surprising Health Benefits

    What do yawning and furry critters have in common? They both contain some surprising health benefits. Click to learn more.

  • Prostate Cancer: What you need to know

    Click here for useful information regarding prostate cancer... What are the risk factors? What screening options are available? Is it treatable?

  • Peripartum Mood Disorders

    If being a mom doesn’t feel like it should, maybe you are struggling with peripartum mood disorder. Learn more.

  • Yoga and Cancer

    Yoga can improve quality of life and reduce psychological distress of cancer patients and caregivers.

  • Carbon Monoxide: What you need to know

    Learn how to protect you and your family against carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Cold & Flu Prevention

    Here are some helpful tips to prevent catching the cold and flu this winter.

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    Learn more about colorectal cancer - the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States after lung cancer.

  • Fun Facts About the Human Heart

    Did you know that the first pacemakers were plugged into a wall socket? Read more fun facts about the human heart.

  • Pancreatic Cancer: What you need to know

    Click here for useful information regarding pancreatic cancer... What is it? What are the risk factors? What are the symptoms? What are the treatments?

  • Pelvic Health

    Ever laugh so hard tears streamed down your leg? Here are some signs you may need to see a doctor.

  • Fun Facts About the Human Body

    Do twins smell the same? Are tongue prints like fingerprints? How fast is a sneeze? Do you know what Athazagoraphobia is? Click to learn more!

  • Concussion: Definition, causes & prevention

    Everyone is prone to concussions, but most times they can be prevented. Concussion defined, and symptoms outlined as well as ways to prevent this kind of injury.

  • Melanoma must-knows

    Summer sun feels great, but beware of long-term dangers of melanoma! What is it and how to protect yourself!

  • How to talk to your children about mass shootings and tragedy

    Jim O'Dea, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Operations, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, talks about how to help children cope with the news surrounding recent mass shootings and tragedy.

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