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  • One Percent of HHCMG Vaccines May Be Ineffective, Audit Concludes

    November 28, 2017

    Some vaccines and tuberculosis tests provided at several Hartford HealthCare Medical Group health centers may not have been stored in accordance with manufacturers’ recommended temperature guidelines. Although this causes no harm to patients, temperature fluctuations may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccines, so the medical group is recommending that the…

  • Attention All Men: Movember Is Here!

    November 02, 2017

    November is “Movember,” which means all this month is dedicated to raising awareness around men’s health. What should men be looking out for when it comes to their health? Dr. Jared Bieniek is a urologist who also specializes in male fertility and sexual dysfunction at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology…

  • How Deep Brain Stimulation Can Help Parkinson’s Symptoms

    October 26, 2017

    For those patients with Parkinson’s disease where the symptoms can’t be controlled with medication, they may be a candidate for a surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS clinic at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: How does DBS work for Parkinson’s patients?…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Three Steps To Avoid The Flu This Season

    October 13, 2017

    “Take 3 Actions” offers three simple steps to stop the spread of the flu: 1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine. It’s the most effect way to prevent the flu during season that peaks in February and March but can start as early as October and last through…

  • Ever Laugh So Hard That Tears Stream Down Your Leg?

    October 12, 2017

    Stress urinary incontinence affects 1 in every 4 adult women. It may be an embarrassing topic, but you don’t have to live with it. Dr. Christine LaSala is a urogynecologist at Hartford Hospital. Q: What is stress urinary incontinence?  This is a condition that occurs in women and it’s not a…

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Taking It One Day At A Time!

    October 04, 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. They…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Announce Three-Year Network Agreement

    October 03, 2017

    Three months before contract expiration, new contract means Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary providers and employed physicians will remain in-network without interruption. Hartford HealthCare and Aetna today announced a three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. The agreement was reached three months before the current multiyear contract expired. The new contract includes…

  • Why Prostate Screening At Age 40? (It Saved His Life)

    September 06, 2017

    When retired deputy Hartford police chief Neville Brooks was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 49, it wasn’t exactly a surprise. His father and three of his uncles died as a result of the disease. Brooks’ genetic history and African-American ethnicity put him in a much higher risk category for…


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