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  • The Benefits of Teen Screen Time

    June 14, 2019

    Dr. Paul Weigle Psychiatrist Natchaug Hospital Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network Contrary to what you may think, video games, social media and related digital technology can actually improve the mental health of our younger generation. This is not to say Little Johnny should be allowed to lock himself in the…

  • HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 14, 2019

    In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the…

  • Men’s Health Month: Let’s Talk About Your Enlarged Prostate

    June 13, 2019

    By Paul Pyo, MD Urologist, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s a good time to reflect on how we are taking care of ourselves. We can exercise, eat right and get enough sleep to stay healthy. However, there are some conditions that aren’t preventable, but…

  • Former Local Alzheimer’s Association Director Named Backus Center for Healthy Aging Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon to open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Goes Live in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Breaks Ground for Medical Center in Winsted

    June 10, 2019

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) held a ground breaking Saturday, June 8th for its new, state-of-the-art facility at its future site at the corner of  Route 8 and 44 in Winsted. The new building is scheduled to open in spring of 2020. All of the services now currently offered by CHH…

  • When Breast Cancer Treatments Cause Truncal Lymphedema

    June 10, 2019

    Lymphedema, a collection of fluid that can cause swelling, is possible anywhere in the body but seems to be identified and addressed more commonly when it happens in an arm or leg. When persistent swelling occurs in the underarm, breast, or chest, patients will often decide to wait and see…

  • First on Summer Campers’ Checklist: Vaccinations

    June 10, 2019

    All Connecticut summer campers are required by state law to be immunized against certain diseases, including diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles and rubella. State law allows medical and religious exemptions, but if there’s an outbreak any exempted campers will be excluded. Here’s more information for 2019 summer campers: If you…

  • New: Radiofrequency Seeds Aid Breast Surgery, Improve Cosmetic Results

    June 10, 2019

    Not all breast disease can be felt, so surgeons have developed ways to mark the lump or lesion for more effective removal. At Hartford HealthCare, that process just got a lot more high-tech and efficient. This month, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program becomes the first in the state…


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