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  • What’s in the Fish You Eat? What About Local Fish?

    July 01, 2020

    Fish is a nutritional Hall of Fame protein loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2, calcium, phosphorous and minerals. Eating low-fat fish at least twice a week, says the American Heart Association, can lower your blood pressure and your risk of a heart attack of stroke. Unless,…

  • Here’s the Risk Level of Each School Sport in Return From COVID-19

    July 01, 2020

    Professional athletes are sorting out their seasons, your kids are cajoling to get back in the game and all you can envision is a COVID-19 nightmare. We know infectious disease specialists say it’s safer to be outside where fresh air mitigates infection risk, but is it safe to start playing…

  • Is the Worst to Come? How COVID-19 Could Upend State’s Phase 3 Reopening

    June 30, 2020

    The good news is that Connecticut is heralded as one of two states, with neighboring Rhode Island, experiencing a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases. The not-so-good news is the World Health Organization revelation that “the worst is yet to come.” WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the…

  • These Age Groups Most Affected by COVID-Related Depression, Anxiety

    June 29, 2020

    Experts call it the underlying crisis. While COVID-19 cases spike around the country, more than a third of Americans report related depression and anxiety. “The spread of COVID-19 leaves people feeling out of control, which is uncomfortable and unnerving,” said Dr. James O’Dea, vice president of operations for the Hartford…

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

    June 28, 2020

    Editor’s note: This originally ran as an op-ed May 31 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…

  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

    June 26, 2020

    The summer season is officially underway and whether you’re spending the Fourth of July holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates…

  • Fact or Fiction: 19 Hot COVID-19 Myths

    June 24, 2020

    Wearing a mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic is great advice. But please don’t wear blinders when reading about the coronavirus, because a lot of the information bouncing around the Internet is inaccurate. Like these 19 COVID-19 myths: 1. You can’t catch COVID-19 unless you’re near someone infected with…

  • The Spike Protein and COVID-19: How a Vaccine Might Work

    June 22, 2020

    While scientists and researchers worldwide race to develop a vaccine in the fight against COVID-19, experts at Hartford HealthCare are encouraged by developments in the six months since the virus emerged. Between 150 and 170 vaccines are currently in development around the world. At least 10 of those vaccines are…

  • Dermatologist: How to Prevent Skin Problems From Your Face Mask

    June 21, 2020

    It’s just a relatively small patch of skin we’re hiding under the face masks required during the COVID-19 pandemic, but keeping it covered for long periods and recapturing the moist air we exhale against it all day can cause a variety of skin problems. “The masks are a great way…

  • Why This Common Steroid Could Be Life-Saving COVID-19 Drug

    June 18, 2020

    British research demonstrating the effectiveness of a common steroid to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients was reassuring to Hartford HealthCare clinicians already using the drug in the system. The World Health Organization announced the research results for dexamethasone which cut mortality by one third in patients relying on ventilators and…


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