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  • Research: Inhibiting Gene in Test Mice Can Quiet Parkinson’s Tremors

    August 04, 2020

    When University of California-San Diego (UCSD) scientists transformed brain cells into functioning neurons that restored dopamine, eliminating Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms in test mice, humans watched with anticipation. The research, “Reversing a model of Parkinson’s disease with in situ converted nigral neurons,” was published this summer in the journal Nature….

  • How to Make it Through The Toughest Days of COVID-19

    August 04, 2020

    By Amanda Brill Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center It’s entirely reasonable during a pandemic to feel more stressed, anxious, lonely and depressed than usual. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people seemed to be doing OK. Researchers wanted to know what they were or were…

  • How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

    August 04, 2020

    We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook…

  • Keep Your Eye on Nutrition, Exercise (Not the Scale) When Losing Weight

    August 03, 2020

    With the growing popularity of weight-loss apps, like Noom and Weight Watchers, it’s never been easier to get your own, personalized plan to help shed some unwanted pounds. Although  these apps certainly can be effective, the fitness experts from Hartford HealthCare remind you that there are many factors  when setting…

  • Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

    July 31, 2020

    With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and…

  • ERRACE, Annual Cancer Ride/Run, Goes Virtual. Sign Up Here.

    July 31, 2020

    Unlike many other activities, cancer care has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, patients are seeking diagnosis and treatment for various types of cancers throughout the pandemic. That is why it’s important to push ahead with fundraising efforts to help them. “To say that things…

  • How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    July 31, 2020

    Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but…

  • Reduce Men’s Alcohol Limit by Half: USDA Dietary Guidelines Report

    July 30, 2020

    Data showing increased drinking among American men and calculations of its impact on society prompted national experts to suggest the government cut the daily recommended alcohol limit in half. The recommendation came this month in “The Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee,” a report to the U.S….

  • CHEFA Grant Backs Hartford HealthCare Mobile COVID-19 Testing

    July 30, 2020

    The successful approach for addressing community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic has become the pairing of local organizations with influence and the expertise and resources of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), according to system President and CEO Jeff Flaks. The latest example, he said, is a commitment by the quasi-public organization Connecticut…

  • Why Taking Statins for High Cholesterol Shouldn’t Affect Athletic Performance

    July 30, 2020

    If you’re an athlete who takes statins to lower your cholesterol and are concerned they may be affecting your performance, relax. Dr. Paul Thompson, chief of cardiology emeritus at Hartford Hospital and national expert on the athlete’s heart, says it’s safe to continue treatment without sacrificing your performance. But it’s…


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