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  • Hartford Hospital Teams Up With City Partners to Swap Gift Cards for Guns

    December 15, 2017

    While many people think having a gun at home will keep them safe, experts and policymakers increasingly agree that firearms in the home are dangerous. “If you have a gun in your home, it is much more likely to be used to kill you or another loved one than it…

  • Two Hartford HealthCare Staff Members Named HBJ Healthcare Hero Finalists

    December 12, 2017

    Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Manager Karen Weingrod, MA, and Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network, Speech Language Pathologist Rachel Slater M.S., CCC-SLP were honored as finalists for the Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards during the publication’s annual luncheon on Dec. 7 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The publication’s…

  • Hartford Hospital Pediatric Radiation Oncology Patients Meet Santa at 20th Annual Holiday Celebration

    December 11, 2017

    A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 9 for pediatric radiation oncology patients and their families at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital.  It was the 20th year of the party which  began as donation of candy in 1998 by United Technologies employee Steve…

  • Cancer Institute adds Neuro-Oncologist Leader to Growing Program

    December 11, 2017

    A growing Neuro-Oncology program and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance mean more hope and treatment options for brain cancer patients.  In August, Ahmad Daher, MD, PhD, was named medical director of neuro-oncology for the Cancer Institute and is seeing patients with primary…

  • DAWN: A New Approach To Treating Stroke Patients

    December 07, 2017

    A groundbreaking new study is changing the way doctors are able to treat people who have a stroke. Dr. Amre Nouh is the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What is this new study? What does it mean for stroke patients?  A: This is very exciting…

  • Ask A Doc: How Can I Eat, Drink, Be Merry Without Weight Gain?

    December 05, 2017

    Q: What can I do to prevent myself from gaining weight during the holiday season? How much weight do people really gain during the holidays? A: The holiday season can be challenging with the numerous food temptations surrounding us.  Many of us tend to eat more and exercise less during…

  • Omnipod: Animal, Vegetable or New Wireless Insulin Pump?

    November 30, 2017

    For those with Type I diabetes, there is a new, wireless insulin pump that is lightweight, and allows patients to manage their daily insulin intake more freely without being attached to a bulky device. It’s called the Omnipod.  Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist Dr. Michael LeMay has more information.  Q.   Explain the…

  • How To Avoid Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    November 28, 2017

    When you have diabetes, taking care of your feet is critical. People living with diabetes are at an increased risk for a common wound known as a diabetic foot ulcer. Here are five tips to keep your feet healthy and prevent diabetic foot ulcers: Get a regular foot examination by…

  • Emergency: How Firefighter Saved Fellow Firefighter

    November 26, 2017

    Kevin Theriault has been a firefighter in Willimantic for 22 years. Responding to emergencies is his life’s work. But nothing prepared him for the emergency he faced on Sept. 10, 2016. “(The doctors) didn’t know if I was gonna make it,” said the 49-year-old Theriault. His kidneys were failing. Doctors at Windham…

  • Healthy Holiday Eating

    November 22, 2017

    You may have worked hard all year in building and tweaking that perfect diet, only now to be swept into a tunnel of temptation during the holiday season. How can you stay on track despite the holidays? What I tell people is that during the holiday season enjoy it,” said obesity medicine specialist…


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