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  • As Cancer Treatment Evolves, a Focus on Reducing Side Effects

    December 09, 2019

    By Dr. Omar Eton Melanoma DMT Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Over the past two decades, there has been great progress in understanding the relationship between cancer and the defenses a patient can muster against it. This led to a Nobel Prize for James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo in…

  • How the Mind Responds to Endless Bad National News

    December 09, 2019

    Two shootings in two days at military bases in Hawaii and Florida barely made the evening news, and these tragedies didn’t result in much water cooler talk, either. Is this the new normal? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East…

  • For Plainville Cancer Patients, New PET-CT Scanner Reduces Radiation

    December 05, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in Plainville is now using a General Electric  Healthcare Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner that provides superior image quality while reducing patient scan times, radiotracers, as well as radiation needed. The GE Discovery PET-CT 710 is the highest-sensitivity…

  • Eagles’ Brooks: What’s It’s Like To Handle Anxiety Like an NFL Pro

    December 04, 2019

    Professional athletes are known for their game-day routines, whether its Sidney Crosby’s pregame peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Steph Curry’s shooting warmup or former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher’s habit of consuming Girl Scout cookies before each game. For Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, however, game days usually start with…

  • Dr. Bret Schipper, New Surgical Oncology Chief, Starts Seeing Patients

    December 03, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute has announced the appointment of Dr. Bret Schipper as chief of surgical oncology at Hartford Hospital and director of oncologic surgery for the entire Cancer Institute. Dr. Schipper’s areas of interest include hepatobiliary surgery, both benign and malignant; minimally-invasive robotic surgery; soft tissue (melanoma/sarcoma) and gastric…

  • Suffering From Chronic Knee Pain? Cooled Radiofrequency Can Help

    November 27, 2019

    For people who suffer with chronic knee pain, an effective, minimally-invasive procedure called Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) could be just the thing to help regain mobility and quality of life. This outpatient procedure helps restore function and comfort to patients who have found little relief with other treatment and allows them…

  • Why ‘Hot Chemo’ Can Be More Effective Than IV Against Cancer

    November 25, 2019

    While traditional chemotherapy drips intravenously into the body to circulate and attack deadly cancer cells, a faster, a more effective way of helping people with some cancers is now available at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), the treatment is designed for people with cancers of…

  • With IOL’s Pearlson, TEDxHartford Talk to Highlight Marijuana, Driving Research

    November 25, 2019

    What do an organizational behaviorist, real estate marketer and anti-trafficking activist have in common with a behavioral health researcher from the Institute of Living (IOL)? For four hours on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the answer is the attention of those attending the TEDxHartford program as they share innovative and inspiring ideas…

  • Why Does My Neck Hurt? (It Could Be a Pinched Nerve)

    November 22, 2019

    When is neck pain a serious issue? When it’s a pinched nerve, according to Dr. Joel Bauman, chief of neurosurgery at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: What is a pinched nerve? A: A pinched nerve is when there is an injury, usually in the disk, which…

  • Hartford HealthCare Breaks Ground on Bliss Building Expansion

    November 21, 2019

    Hartford Hospital is growing again. Hartford HealthCare broke ground Nov. 21 on a $70 million expansion of the Bliss building, a 50,000-square-foot addition providing four floors of additional space to support clinical areas including MRI, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, the cath lab, critical care and surgical care. “The Bliss building expansion (see…


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