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  • Art exhibit helps ease the anxiety of cancer treatment

    February 24, 2020

    Rounded and slightly distorted, the photos give the feel of looking through a ship’s thick glass porthole or the domed eye of a fish at a view that is both wondrous and intriguing. Two dozen pieces from the collection of regarded Wethersfield photographer Jack McConnell’s “Hartford Parallax: ‘Round Hartford” collection…

  • Study: Specialty care lowers risk of death from epilepsy

    February 24, 2020

    Patients getting epilepsy care in a specialty center had a lower chance of death, according to a Canadian study released in the Journal of the American Medical Society Neurology. Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in some cases the challenges of…

  • The UConn Today publication features MedTech Accelerator Demo Day

    February 19, 2020

    UConn Today published a story about Demo Day at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford. The night featured 10 start-up companies that have been selected to help transform healthcare delivery through new ways of thinking and technology. The event is part of Hartford HealthCare Innovation and the MedTech Accelerator…

  • Connecticut’s drug-related deaths up 18 percent in 2019

    February 19, 2020

    The numbers tell a sobering story – after a dip in deaths from drug overdoses in 2018, Connecticut recorded 1,200, or 18 percent more, drug-related deaths in 2019, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The one stagnant piece of information in the equation, however, is the fact…

  • World Lymphedema Day is March 6th

    February 18, 2020

    On Friday, March 6th, therapists from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network will be on hand at several locations throughout the state to provide information about lymphedema services in recognition of World Lymphedema Day.  In preparation for the event, Linda Hodgkins, MS OTR/L CLT-LANA, Clinical Program Manager for HHCRN’s lymphedema services, answers…

  • 11th Healthy Family FunFest set for Feb. 23

    February 17, 2020

    Now celebrating its 11th year, Healthy Family FunFest will provide thousands of visitors access to information about healthy living, fitness, health screenings and a wide variety of resources, services, demonstrations, hands-on learning, friendly challenges, and interactive activities. This free event features more than 100 tables showcasing Hartford HealthCare service lines…

  • Dr. Richard Zelkowitz named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region

    February 17, 2020

    Richard Zelkowitz, MD, has been named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in hematology, oncology and breast health to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Dr. Zelkowitz is a familiar presence in Fairfield…

  • Hartford HealthCare to Provide Health Services for UHart Students

    February 13, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare and the University of Hartford have announced a partnership for the health system to provide health services to students.  Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Flaks was joined by University President Greg Woodwood and  UHart alum and Hartford HealthCare staff member Latasha Raineault during halftime of…

  • Movement Disorders Care Comes to Mystic

    February 13, 2020

    Much as the design of the new Hartford HealthCare facility at 100 Perkins Farms Drive in Mystic reflects the vibe of coastal community, the location of specialists from the HHC Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to the facility answers a demand for high-quality care and support in…

  • Why Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Life-Altering’ for Some Parkinson’s Patients

    February 13, 2020

    By Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN Chase Family Movement Disorders Center When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, there is no cure but there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve your movement and quality of life. One way is through the surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation…


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