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  • Two Recipes: Make Beans Your Secret Nutritional Weapon During COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    Yes, everyone is talking about buying beans. They are inexpensive, healthy and last a very long time canned or dried.  But what if you are not a fan? There are so many unique ways to incorporate this powerhouse food into your routine without just serving up a plate of bland…

  • Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

    March 27, 2020

    Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare…

  • Keeping an Eye Out for People Who Lack Access to Healthcare

    March 27, 2020

    In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to remember the needs of some of the community’s most vulnerable, according to Sarah Lewis, vice president of health equity for Hartford HealthCare. Lewis, who participated in the system’s press briefing on March 27, said, “We have seen some of…

  • COVID-19, Social Distancing and Alcohol Problems

    March 27, 2020

    The Quarantini is the cheekily-named beverage many are clutching while social-distancing, but the danger the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might bring to those with alcohol use disorder is more sobering. If supplies run out or liquor stores are forced to close — there’s no indication now that will happen — many…

  • Hartford Hospital ER Nurse: It’s ‘Morale and Resilience’

    March 26, 2020

    Life in the Emergency Department is often hectic and unpredictable, but nurse Audrey Scott says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked deeper connections between staff and the community. Scott, who is assistant nurse manager of the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department, said during a March 26 press briefing that she is…

  • Digestive Symptoms Now Linked to COVID-19

    March 26, 2020

    Fever, cough, shortness of breath – we all know the well-publicized symptoms for coronavirus (COVID-19) by now, but research from the pandemic epicenter in China indicates that digestive symptoms need to be added to that list. According to a study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of…

  • Alert: Beware of Fake In-Home COVID-19 Tests

    March 26, 2020

    On the heels of a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about the health risks posed by fake in-home test kids for coronavirus (COVID-19), a Hartford HealthCare infectious disease specialist underscored the need to seek care only from trusted sources. “You should only be using a test that has…

  • Pregnant in the COVID-19 Pandemic: What to Know

    March 26, 2020

    Pregnant? This is an unusual time in healthcare with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some recommendations from Hartford HealthCare to keep you and your baby safe. Remember, these are for educational purposes only. They do not replace any medical advice that you receive from your healthcare provider. How can I protect…

  • ‘Flattening the COVID-19 Curve’: When Will it Happen?

    March 25, 2020

    Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer with Hartford HealthCare (HHC), offered this update March 25 on COVID-19 testing, personal protection equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning on Wednesday. He then fielded questions from local media. Using the word “optimistic” more than once regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kumar said thoughtful…

  • When COVID-19 Turns to Attacks Against Millennials, Asian Americans

    March 25, 2020

    A 20-something professional was running on a trail near her house this week to expend excess energy and anxiety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when she was ambushed by the nasty comments of an older woman walking nearby. “Millennials! That’s why this is happening!” the older woman yelled, referring to…


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