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  • Spider Bites: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    September 13, 2019

    By Dr. Aurangzeb Ali They are creepy, crawly creatures that come in many sizes and cause some people to shriek in fear. In fact, a movie, “Arachnophobia,” was based on irrational reactions to spiders. While the “Arachnophobia” takes things a bit too far, it is a fact that every spider…

  • Spider bites: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    September 13, 2019

    Dr. Aurangzeb Ali They are creepy, crawly creatures that come in many sizes and cause some people to shriek in fear. In fact, an entire movie, Arachnophobia, was made based on irrational reactions to spiders. While the movie Arachnophobia takes things a bit too far, it is a fact that…

  • Digestive Disorders: Free Info Session Sept 12 Hosted by Doctor in West Hartford

    September 11, 2019

    Straining to make a bowel movement when you really feel the need to go can be downright frustrating if not painful, and it’s a symptom of one of the most common digestive disorders in our country today—chronic constipation. If you or someone you know is struggling with this health concern,…

  • New Cancer Institute Opens in Manchester

    September 10, 2019

    It’s a new day at Hartford HealthCare that brings with it the grand opening of a state-of-the-art cancer institute on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester and a new CEO at the helm of Hartford HealthCare. Here’s Jeff Flaks: Q. Explain how the launch of this new cancer institute which you are…

  • 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….


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