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  • How to Stay Active, Fit and Safe During the Coldest Winter Months

    January 15, 2020

    Despite the January thaw we recently experienced, the winter weather is here to stay.  But don’t let the cold keep you from getting out to enjoy the outdoors. The Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine team reminds you that with a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to stay active during the…

  • Healthy Family FunFest coming to Aqua Turf Feb. 23

    January 13, 2020

    Well-being for the mind, body and spirit will be the focus of the 11th annual Healthy Family FunFest set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street in the Plantsville section of Southington. Healthy Family FunFest, Southington’s most popular health…

  • Heart Study: This Type of Exercise Cuts Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age

    January 13, 2020

    How far do you have to go to slow cardiovascular aging? How about 26.2 miles, not coincidentally the precise marathon distance? A new study suggests a basic six-month marathon-training program followed by 138 newbie runners, ages 21 to 69, reduced the equivalent of four years from their vascular age. The…

  • How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

    January 09, 2020

    In a winner-take-all endurance test, which is stronger: metal or human bone? Surprise: If it’s a metal alloy knee or hip replacement vs. the original human bone, take the bone. That goes for polyethylene, ceramic and any other material paired with metal in an artificial joint, too. No combination will last…

  • What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

    January 08, 2020

    This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar…

  • Ranked: The Best (and Worst) Diets of 2020

    January 07, 2020

    The Mediterranean diet, for the third straight year, is the best overall diet in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The diet is top-heavy in vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, beans an olive oil. No-nos on this diet include red meat, refined grains and added sugars. The U.S. News…

  • Good-for-You Recipe: Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce

    January 07, 2020

    Here’s a colorful, flavorful recipe, courtesy of the American Cancer Society, that combines smoky chipotle pepper with lean ground turkey breast, red cabbage and fresh cilantro. Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce 4 Servings 8 corn tortillas 1 pound ground turkey breast 1 teaspoon ground chipotle, divided use…

  • How Tailored Cancer Care Improves Older Patients’ Quality of Life

    January 07, 2020

    The disease may be the same, but the body’s reaction to cancer and related treatment can be very different in older people. So, too, are the decisions about seeking care. “As we age, we might want different things for our lives and value quality time more,” said Dr. Rawad Elias,…

  • This 5-Minute Test Reveals Your Heart Disease Risk

    January 06, 2020

    Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium…

  • Dermatologist: What to Look for In a Skin-Cleansing Product

    January 05, 2020

    From the heat and humidity to lathering your skin with sunscreen, you may have the tendency to wash your face more often during the summer months. And then comes the moisture-deprived winter months. Hartford HealthCare dermatologist Dr. Meagan McCusker talks about the proper techniques when it comes to cleansing and moisturizing your…


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