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  • Free Talk: How to Manage Arthritis as You Age

    January 28, 2020

    Arthritis may be one of those stereotypical diseases of aging – there are more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year – but older people don’t need to give in to the pain and limitation this inflammation of the joints can cause. Dr. John Magaldi, director of rheumatology at the…

  • Find Out What’s Causing Numbness in Your Hands

    January 28, 2020

    The human hand has 27 bones that move in almost as many joints, making it one of the most flexible parts of the body. Such small bones and joints – and the amount of tasks we rely upon our hands to perform – also result in many aches, strains and…

  • New Safety Card Connects Domestic Violence Victims With Help

    January 28, 2020

    Helping victims of domestic violence can be as basic as getting the right information into their hands and listening when they reach out, according to Susie DiVietro, PhD, a research scientist with the Injury Prevention Center. Dr. DiVietro offered a statistically and emotionally harsh look at intimate partner violence (IPV),…

  • New Bone & Joint Institute Leader Looks to Data Analytics for Better Patient Care

    January 27, 2020

    In January 2017, the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute (BJI) at Hartford Hospital opened to much anticipation. Now a new leader looks eagerly to the future of caring for people with musculoskeletal issues. Dr. John Grady-Benson, who started as the BJI physician-in-chief in October, offers a quote from Galileo…

  • How Physical Therapy Might Help Ozzy Osbourne, Other Parkinson’s Patients

    January 27, 2020

    For years, substance abuse might have been the presumed root of shaking and stumbling by rock star Ozzy Osbourne, but the 71-year-old rocker recently revealed that Parkinson’s disease is to blame. Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is treatment but no cure, affects more than 200,000…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…

  • ‘A Good, Sober Way to Have Fun’: Boxing and the IOL’s Dual Diagnosis Program

    January 23, 2020

    He stood quietly, watching the others throw punches that sometimes missed the mark. Then Michael, his eyes intent behind roundish glasses, stepped forward and launched a series of solid punches, first at the instructor’s outstretched training mitts and then to the jaw of a sparring dummy. Uppercut. Thwack! Jab. Thwack!…

  • A No-Incision Procedure That Removes Deep Tumors in GI Tract

    January 22, 2020

    Dr. Michael Karasik, a gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Center at Hartford Hospital, is the only physician in the state performing complex procedures to remove deep tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. Q.  First, tell us all about these less invasive procedures. What are they? A.  Endoscopic submucosal dissection, ESD, is…

  • February Walk to Wellness: The Best Exercises for Your Heart

    January 22, 2020

    The heart is a muscle and needs exercise just as much as other muscles in the body, but just how much exercise is enough to maintain good health? Similar to a prescription for any medication, exercise can be prescribed for the prevention, treatment and/or control of almost any chronic condition,…

  • Cologuard: Is At-Home Test Really as Good at Detecting Cancer as a Colonoscopy?

    January 20, 2020

    If you’ve heard about the newer tests on the market aimed at detecting colon cancer, they may sound like a dream come true. Skip the dreaded colonoscopy in favor of a less invasive option. No prep. No going under anesthesia. And done in the privacy of your own home. But…


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