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  • Mediterranean vs. Keto Diet? Here’s The Scientific Lowdown on Carbohydrates

    June 06, 2019

    With high-carb, low-carb, no-carb, the diet landscape is confusing and everyone has a different take on how or if carbohydrate foods fit onto our daily plates. The top-rated Mediterranean Diet promotes healthy carbs and the keto diet calls them toxic. Let’s look at carbohydrates through the lens of the science…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly one million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…

  • Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

    June 06, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

  • ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Set for June 30 in Hartford

    June 06, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute providers treat more cases of prostate cancer a year than any other center in the state, but they would still like to see an end to the cancer, one of the most treatable forms when detected early enough. That is why the…

  • How to Stop Prostate Cancer? It Starts With a PSA Test

    June 05, 2019

    Dr. Ryan Dorin, a urologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says the PSA test remains the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages and give the patient the best chance at successful treatment. Here’s a quick Q&A: Q: There has been a fair…

  • How Men Can Take Charge of Their Health (It’s Easy)

    June 05, 2019

    Is it too much to ask a man to care for his health as he would his car? Most men are better at scheduling regular oil changes for their car than regular health checks. “Men are much less likely to go to the doctor if they have something wrong with…

  • Inside Look: Training to Become a LIFE STAR Crew Member

    June 04, 2019

    What does it take to become a member of the LIFE STAR helicopter, the critical care air ambulance that has been transporting patients since 1985? Since the medical transport began at Hartford Hospital, LIFE STAR helicopters have been added at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Backus Hospital in Norwich and, more recently,…

  • Rethinking Immunity to Help Beat Cancer

    June 04, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Yu Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute It is frightening to receive a cancer diagnosis. But there is more hope than ever before. Through clinical trials and research, we are developing new treatments that help people live longer and better lives – and actually cure an increasing number of…

  • Essential Tremor: The Most Common (And Least Known) Movement Disorder

    June 04, 2019

    Essential tremor, the most common adult movement disorder, affects nearly 10 million people in the United States. That’s more than 2 percent of the population. Here’s a Q/A with Dr. Duarte Machado, co-director of Hartford HealthCare’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center: Q. For something so common, many…

  • Just Zap It: Device Gets FDA Approval After Headache Center Testing

    June 03, 2019

    A revolutionary wearable device for migraine treatment, investigated by a Hartford HealthCare headache specialist, recently earned approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use. Dr. Brian Grosberg, director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, said the new treatment comes in the form of electrical pulses delivered through…


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