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  • There Is Hope For Those Diagnosed With Crohn’s Disease

    October 19, 2017

    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are common conditions affecting more than one-and-a-half million people nationwide. Dr. Joseph Cappa is a gastroenterologist at Hartford Hospital, and this year’s recipient of the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s. Q: We often hear about irritable bowel syndrome…

  • MidState’s New Orthopaedic Institute Has ‘Good Bones’ Celebration

    October 18, 2017

    The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center celebrated its grand opening Oct. 16.  The 14,500-square-foot institute includes 11 operating rooms and 21 private inpatient rooms. It brings together some of Connecticut’s best orthopaedic surgeons from Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Connecticut Orthopaedics Specialists. At the event, they shared…

  • NFL Week 7 Injury Report: What It’s Like To Break Your Collarbone (Aaron Rodgers)

    October 17, 2017

    Our weekly NFL report evaluates injuries to players of local (Patriots, Giants and Jets) or national interest with commentary by a sports orthopedic specialist from the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital. Player: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback. Injury: Broken right collarbone (throwing shoulder). How it happened: Rodgers,…

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

    October 16, 2017

    Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. …

  • What You Need To Know About Soy’s Link To Breast Cancer

    October 16, 2017

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when awareness is raised about the importance of early detection screenings, including mammograms, and breast health education. Many may wonder what role nutrition plays on breast cancer risk.  Over the years, soy-based foods and their association to breast cancer has generated a lot…

  • Newington Couple Acts ‘F.A.S.T.,’ Helps Save His Life During A Stroke

    October 15, 2017

    It started as an ordinary day at work for Bob Newbold of Newington — until the moment something seemed off. “All of the sudden I think I got about to here and it’s like, I’m walking, and here’s my left arm,” he said. “But where’s my right arm? And it’s…

  • Natchaug New London Site Receives $15k for Narcan for families and first responders

    October 13, 2017

    Thanks to $15,000 in funding from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT), families of clients at Natchaug Hospital’s Care Plus New London site and the city’s first responders will have better access to Narcan to help save the lives of opioid overdoes victims.  The funding was officially announced during…

  • Tracking The Cause(s) Of Erectile Dysfunction

    October 13, 2017

    As long as we’re determined to keep ourselves healthy, no topic is off-limits — including erectile dysfunction (ED). Just ask urologist Dr. Jared Bieniek and iHeartMedia/Connecticut Community Affairs Director Renee Dinino, who tackled this sensitive subject on a recent podcast. “You are not alone. It’s very, very common,” is how Dr. Bieniek…

  • FemTouch: How New Laser Technology Treats Vaginal Dryness

    October 13, 2017

    It’s a topic that can be embarrassing for women to talk about: What happens after menopause? As the body changes, it can leave women with painful vaginal conditions. But a new treatment called FemTouch that uses laser technology — no surgery or hormones — can have a dramatic effect on…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness open in Bloomfield

    October 13, 2017

    A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness was held with the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4. These two programs are among the multiple health services and specialties available at the Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center located at 2 Northwestern…


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