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  • Are DIY Face Masks the Answer Against COVID-19?

    March 31, 2020

    Not too long ago, the nation’s top medical experts were discouraging the use of N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic by anyone other than medical personnel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization each said only people with COVID-19 and those caring for them should…

  • Stuck at Home During a Pandemic: Some Family Survival Tips

    March 31, 2020

    In a time when nothing feels “normal” and families struggle to coexist under one roof for infinite lengths of time, a Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) child psychologist suggested we strive for a routine and be gentle with each other. Dr. Laura Saunders, who heads the LGBTQ track at…

  • These 8 Things Make it Harder for Immune Systems to Fight Illness (Like COVID-19)

    March 31, 2020

    Boosting the body’s immune system is even more important during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it’s equally important to curb or stop any behaviors that can lower your resistance. The following are ways we hinder our immune system, which can not only leave the body more susceptible to viruses like…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • Takeout? Pick Up These COVID-19 Safety Tips First

    March 30, 2020

    Do not fear takeout food. It is safe to eat, says the Food and Drug Administration. The COVID-19 risk, health officials say, is more likely food packaging and interaction with restaurant workers, fellow takeout customers or delivery people. Let’s assess the risks: The Takeout Food Coronavirus spreads primarily through person-to-person…

  • Two Recipes: Make Beans Your Secret Nutritional Weapon During COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    Yes, everyone is talking about buying beans. They are inexpensive, healthy and last a very long time canned or dried.  But what if you are not a fan? There are so many unique ways to incorporate this powerhouse food into your routine without just serving up a plate of bland…

  • Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

    March 27, 2020

    Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare…

  • Keeping an Eye Out for People Who Lack Access to Healthcare

    March 27, 2020

    In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to remember the needs of some of the community’s most vulnerable, according to Sarah Lewis, vice president of health equity for Hartford HealthCare. Lewis, who participated in the system’s press briefing on March 27, said, “We have seen some of…

  • COVID-19, Social Distancing and What it Means for Alcohol Use Disorder

    March 27, 2020

    The Quarantini is the cheekily-named beverage many are clutching while social-distancing, but the danger the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might bring to those with alcohol use disorder is more sobering. When the supply runs out or liquor stores are forced to close, many with alcohol use disorder could face dangerous withdrawal,…

  • Hartford Hospital ER Nurse: It’s ‘Morale and Resilience’

    March 26, 2020

    Life in the Emergency Department is often hectic and unpredictable, but nurse Audrey Scott says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked deeper connections between staff and the community. Scott, who is assistant nurse manager of the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department, said during a March 26 press briefing that she is…


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