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  • Is an Airplane, With Empty Middle Seat, Actually as Safe as Any Crowded Public Space?

    July 14, 2020

    Statistical research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Arnold Barnett has found that leaving the middle seat empty on an airplane reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection to 1 in 7,700 from 1 in 4,300. Barnett, in a new study, adds context to those odds by using a 1 percent…

  • How Parents Can Brace Kids for Possibly Missing Favorite School Activities Because of COVID-19

    July 14, 2020

    We haven’t even entered the dog days of summer, but the focus for parents, educators and maybe even students is returning to the classroom in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools in March, leaving parents home-schooling children and teachers taking to electronic platforms for lessons. Now, districts are grappling…

  • Case Study: A Crushing Headache as an Early Sign of COVID-19

    July 14, 2020

    The headache struck like the sudden boom of a thunderclap, waking the otherwise healthy woman. Six hours later, she had other symptoms of COVID-19. The 33-year-old, who had a history of migraine but found this virus-related headache to be different and much worse, is the subject of a case study…

  • Get Medicare Answers From Home With Free Webinars in July, August

    July 14, 2020

    How can a health plan simplify Medicare coverage? By working directly with doctors. Imagine a Medicare plan that puts a patient’s health and well-being at the center of care, a plan that offers full support for doctors to provide the best care for the patient. Get all the information you…

  • Can an HVAC Duct Spread COVID-10 in Offices, Stores and Schools?

    July 13, 2020

    A possible COVID-19 superspreader on the loose isn’t even human. It’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in corporate offices, retail stores and schools across the country. In Florida and elsewhere, air-conditioning systems might be spreading airborne infections when people gather indoors to escape the summer heat. The cooling systems circulate little…

  • How to Beat the Summer Heat (and Sweat) Under Your Mask

    July 13, 2020

    The good news is the masks we’re wearing in public these days hides any upper lip sweat. The bad news is that breathing moist air into the mask on a hot summer day is what’s causing the upper lip sweat in the first place! Since public health guidelines recommend masks…

  • 10 Medical Conditions Most Likely to Affect Millennials

    July 13, 2020

    So often, people say “it’s an age thing,” but in the case of millennials, poor health may be directly related to their age. According to a 2019 report issued as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association “Health of America” research report series, millennials are less healthy than…

  • Beam-Signing Marks Progress of Hartford Hospital Expansion

    July 10, 2020

    HARTFORD—With COVID-19 cases rising in other parts of the country and an increasing need for critical care beds in hotspots like Florida and Arizona, Hartford HealthCare marked a milestone July 10 that will help the health system be even more prepared for future outbreaks in Connecticut. Hartford HealthCare and Hartford…

  • Hartford HealthCare Hits 100,000 Tests, Highlighting Critical COVID-19 Tool

    July 10, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic rages elsewhere in the country, Hartford HealthCare reached a milestone by hitting the 100,000-test mark, a feat officials say has helped keep Connecticut’s infection rate at less than 1 percent. “Testing is absolutely vital to containment,” said Hartford HealthCare President and CEO Jeff Flaks. “We will…

  • Millennial Doctor: Why Millennials Need a Primary Care Physician

    July 10, 2020

    What happens when millennials get their own health insurance plan? Unfortunately, not enough. They’re much less likely than Generation X (born between 1965 and 1979) to have a primary care physician. Dr. Linette Rosario is a primary care physician with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Bridgeport. She’s also a…


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