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  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    November 25, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart…

  • Hartford HealthCare Breaks Ground on Bliss Building Expansion

    November 21, 2019

    Hartford Hospital is growing again. Hartford HealthCare broke ground Nov. 21 on a $70 million expansion of the Bliss building, a 50,000-square-foot addition providing four floors of additional space to support clinical areas including MRI, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, the cath lab, critical care and surgical care. “The Bliss building expansion (see…

  • Where a Radiation Oncologist Fits in Your Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

    November 20, 2019

    Treating hepatobiliary cancer involves getting the most powerful treatment directly to the source of the disease, which is where the skill of a radiation oncologist often comes in. Dr. Timothy Boyd, a radiation oncologist with Hartford Hospital and part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s team approach to treating pancreatic…

  • Here’s the Reality of ‘The Joker’ and Mental Illness, Violence

    November 19, 2019

    Arthur Fleck’s life is rife with challenges. In crime-riddled Gotham, he struggles with mental illness that often goes untreated due to his chronic employment issues, he’s mugged and bullied, and he cares for a sickly mother. The protagonist in the latest DC Comics blockbuster “The Joker,” Arthur muddles through until…

  • Targeted Chemo Treatments Promising for HPB Patients

    November 19, 2019

    Everyone knows the connection between chemotherapy and cancer. It’s treatment and disease. With pancreatic cancer, maybe more than in other cancers, chemotherapy constitutes an integral part of the treatment. Medical oncologists oversee the use of chemo and other systemic treatments in patients with cancer, according to Dr. Rawad Elias, a…

  • Trying to Lose or Maintain Weight? Here’s A Dietitian’s Guide to Navigating the Holiday Meal Table

    November 18, 2019

    Are you trying to be mindful of carbohydrates and still follow your diet for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season?  Or how to navigate the Thanksgiving Day table? Maybe you’ve been reducing carbohydrate foods, because you have been trying to lose weight or control your blood glucose. Here…

  • Nutrition Tips for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    November 17, 2019

    By Diane Avino and Dr. Eric Secor Prostate cancer patients experience specific health challenges after initial diagnosis and treatment, especially those being managed long-term with hormone deprivation therapy such as leuprolide acetate. The effects on a patient’s quality of life can include weight gain, reduced insulin resistance and reduced muscle…

  • Stress, Anxiety and Your Immune System: How to Avoid Getting Sick

    November 15, 2019

    You take a daily multivitamin, even a Vitamin C boost when you feel a sniffle, but avoiding something else in your life is a better way to improve your immunity. “Stress and anxiety have a tremendous impact on our immune system,” said David Tolin, PhD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center…

  • Walk to Wellness: Aging and Your Eyes

    November 15, 2019

    It’s no surprise if your eyesight isn’t what it used to be. That’s what happens as we age. Cataracts, a clouding of the natural lens of the eye, is common. So is dry eye, decreased tear production from the lacrimal gland. Other structural changes include reduced pupil size, a decrease in…

  • Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

    November 12, 2019

    By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being…


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