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  • Tumor on a Chip? It’s One of The Startups Coming to Hartford for MedTech Program

    October 21, 2019

    Digital Health CT, a new medtech program that invites healthcare-focused startups to downtown Hartford for a three-month growth program, has included in its first round of awards a company developing a tumor-on-a-chip system that grows patients’ cancer cells outside the body and another developing in-home male fertility test. Hartford HealthCare…

  • Virtual Reality Treatment Helping to Ease the Pain for Ayer Neuroscience Institute Patients

    October 21, 2019

    By Elissa Bass Christine Chiappone was a fit and active 45-year-old single mother of two young girls when she began feeling pain in her right arm. Eventually, a neurologist diagnosed her with a pinched nerve in her neck, and surgery was scheduled. During surgery it was discovered that she had…

  • How East Hartford Family Deals with Parkinson’s

    October 21, 2019

    East Hartford residents Jan and Roger Penney, who have been married 56 years, are a striking couple who laugh easily and enjoy each other’s company. Jan and Roger, along with their son and daughter-in-law, are handling the challenge of Roger’s Parkinson’s diagnosis as a family. Jan says, “They take it…

  • Dr. John Grady-Benson appointed Physician-In-Chief at Bone & Joint Institute

    October 18, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has appointed Dr. John Grady-Benson as Physician-in-Chief of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital. He begins his role today. An accomplished orthopedic surgeon and respected leader, Dr. Grady-Benson will be instrumental in the continued growth of the Bone & Joint Institute. Working collaboratively with…

  • Skip the Fake-Meat Burgers: Try These Plant-Based Recipes

    October 16, 2019

    Plant-based burgers are becoming popular and are not only available in your local grocery store but also the top national fast food chains. The two top contenders are the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat burger. These burgers tout not only a high protein burger from plants but also a juicy…

  • For Recovery Leadership Academy Grads, A New Way to Help Others

    October 15, 2019

    By Kate Carey-Trull Lyne Stokes, a former teacher in Hartford Public Schools, was in a severe depression this summer when she reached out to her friend Karen Kangas and found out about the Recovery Leadership Academy. “I was in a dark place in my life at the beginning of the…

  • Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

    October 11, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

  • Can You Get a New Aortic Valve While Partly Awake? With TAVR, Yes.

    October 10, 2019

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the popular technique for replacing a defective heart valve without open-heart surgery, and one Hartford HealthCare fellow found a way to make it even safer, more efficient, more effective and less costly. Dr. Wassim Mosleh, a second-year University of Connecticut cardiology fellow working with…

  • Parkinson’s: Where Behavioral Health and Neurology Intersect

    October 10, 2019

    By Kate Carey-Trull Chances are, you know someone with Parkinson’s disease. One person is diagnosed every 10 minutes, with about 60,000 Americans diagnosed with the chronic, progressive neurological and degenerative disorder each year. Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement…

  • TryCycle, a Mobile Tool, Gives Added Connection in Recovery

    October 10, 2019

    It’s easy enough to talk about the urge to use opioids when you’re seated across from your counselor in a regular appointment. It’s the reason you’re there. But office visits are typically not when the temptation of opioid use disorder (OUD) is most challenging. That itch comes later, when you’re…


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