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  • HHC Stars Gear Up for Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s Event

    May 08, 2019

    The second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute will be held May 10, from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Backus and Windham Hospital President, Donna Handley, journaled her experience training with her ballroom…

  • Backus to Host Safety Camp for Children and Families May 18

    May 08, 2019

    Backus Hospital will host the 15th annual Safety Camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 in the hospital parking lot outside of the Medical Office Building entrance, 326 Washington St., Norwich. The camp, organized by the Backus Emergency Care & Trauma Center and American Ambulance, gives children and…

  • Soapy Cotton Ball? Learn How to Survive Tick Season

    May 06, 2019

    What to do when you find a tick? We’ve barely had a chance to put away our winter gear and already tick season in Connecticut is in full swing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year in the United States —…

  • Why TAVR Heart-Valve Replacement Is a Medical Breakthrough

    May 06, 2019

    By Dr. Raymond G. McKay Co-Director, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Structural Heart Disease Program at Hartford Hospital Medical breakthroughs that seem to come out of nowhere grab the headlines: cancer vaccines, lab-grown body parts and other developments that almost read like science fiction. But most of medicine’s advancements…

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut Opens Expanded Maternal Fetal Medicine Program Space

    May 02, 2019

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut has announced the opening of its expanded Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) program space to meet the increased need for high-risk prenatal testing. The new and expanded 2,390-square-foot area includes additional exam and procedure rooms on the New Britain campus. The new space boasts three ultrasound…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Offers 3D Mammography Exams at Torrington and Winsted locations

    May 02, 2019

    For women seeking a convenient location for their annual mammography screening, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital radiology services offers State-of-the-art Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams at two convenient locations – 220 Kennedy Drive in Torrington and Hungerford Emergency & Medical Care at 115 Spencer Street in Winsted. Digital 3D mammography from CHH utilizes…

  • 5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

    April 29, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when…

  • Study Investigates Bacteria’s Role in Fighting Cancer

    April 29, 2019

    Millions of bacteria are inside or on the surface of our bodies at any one time and are necessary for good health because they help us digest foods and keep harmful bacteria at bay. More recently, we have learned that they also modulate the strength of our immune system, which…

  • Measles: An Epidemic of Misinformation

    April 29, 2019

    Dr. Jack W. Ross Medical Director, Infection Control Hartford HealthCare The United States is on pace to see its most measles cases since 2000 – the year the disease was supposedly eradicated. Now the potentially deadly disease is back with a vengeance. On April 15, New York announced a public…

  • What it Takes to Donate a Kidney

    April 29, 2019

    Nearly 120,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, according to the National Kidney Foundation.  Almost 100,000 need a kidney and fewer than 17,000 each year will actually receive one. Dr. Bejon Maneckshana, a transplant surgeon at Hartford Hospital, answers some questions about living kidney donations…


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