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  • Why Younger, Healthier Non-Smokers Now Getting Head, Neck Cancer

    September 09, 2019

    The “face” of head and neck cancer has changed over the past 5 years, as the cause of these cancers is shifting. An estimated 51,000 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancers will occur in the United States this year, twice as common in men as in women, and…

  • Cheshire HealthCenter to Open in September

    September 09, 2019

    Construction of the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire is nearing completion, with a scheduled opening in mid-September. The walls are freshly painted, the shrubs are freshly planted and the parking lot is ready for cars. While information technology specialists work to tie everything together,…

  • Why Ovarian Cancer is Difficult to Diagnose

    September 09, 2019

    By Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Director of Gynecologic Oncology The Hospital of Central Connecticut September is ovarian cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to learn more about one of the more difficult cancers to diagnose. While ovarian cancer may not be one of the most common cancers among…

  • How to Avoid an Ankle Sprain: Do These Exercises

    September 06, 2019

    Ankle sprains are a commons sports injury that can happen to athletes in any given sports. Nicole Fontaine, a Certified Athletic Trainer with the Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine team, explains several ways to help treat the condition and help make ankles stronger and ready to return to sport. An ankle…

  • Fall Nutrition: Baked Tomato and Egg Cups; Apple Oatmeal Custard

    September 05, 2019

    It’s fall and schedules are colliding with kids getting back to school and you getting out the door on time for work. But don’t forget to fuel your day with a healthy breakfast. It will not only give your body energy, but also provide important nutrients for your health. Besides…

  • Snooze, You Lose: How to do a Seated Hamstring Stretch at Work

    September 04, 2019

    The seated hamstring stretch is a good way to stretch the muscles in the back of your thigh… called your hamstrings. Here’s how to do it: Extend one leg out in front of you, with your heel on the floor and your toes pointed up. Sit up nice and tall….

  • Cancer Overtakes Cardiovascular Disease as No. 1 Cause of Death in Wealthy Nations

    September 03, 2019

    Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN Medscape Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, where it is responsible for twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a new global report. “The world is witnessing a new epidemiologic transition among the different categories of noncommunicable…

  • Meet Zack, Hartford Hospital’s 205-Pound Therapy Dog

    September 03, 2019

    If you’ve walked through Hartford Hospital’s main lobby on a Thursday morning, chances are you’ve seen Zack the therapy dog. (At 205 pounds, with monstrous paws, this St. Bernard is hard to miss.) Last week, WVIT-NBC Connecticut filmed a segment about Zack’s ability to put smiles on our faces:

  • Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

    September 03, 2019

    Dr. Carrie Carsello Hospital of Central Connecticut If you are like me, summer is a time for recreational activities, family barbecues and fun in the sun. The season can be a departure from the day-to-day routines and obligations that demand our attention. But the lazy days of summer are nearly…

  • Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

    September 01, 2019

    Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred…


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