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  • What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

    August 12, 2019

    The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is…

  • Moms Tell Their Stories at Hartford Hospital’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

    August 08, 2019

    Kim McIntosh knew her son, Teddy, was going to be born a little early, and while she planned to seek help from a lactation support group, a chance meeting with a Hartford Hospital lactation consultant created a relationship that helped her achieve her goal of breastfeeding her son. McIntosh was…

  • What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

    August 07, 2019

    It can happen on the soccer field, in a car accident or at work – but after sitting in a dark room, quietly for a few days, the concussion you’ve suffered should heal, right? Not always, according to Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, associate director of the new Sports Neurology Program in the…

  • Recent Study Shows Pregnant Woman are More at Risk for Strokes

    August 07, 2019

    While picking out baby booties and nursery color schemes, mothers-to-be should also be paying attention to the effects their pregnancy is having on their body, some of which could be life-threatening. Dr. Mark Alberts, physician-in-chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford HealthCare, reported out of the recent annual meeting…

  • Cancer Institute Adds Four Medical Oncologists

    August 01, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announced the appointment of the following four new providers: Dr. Sara Dost, a medical oncologist and hematologist whose clinical interests are breast oncology and supportive care of cancer patients, begins in August. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Dost earned her medical…

  • World Breastfeeding Week At ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hartford Hospital

    August 01, 2019

    Hartford Hospital, the first “baby friendly” hospital in Connecticut, continues to be a leader in the state on breastfeeding. Here’s Mary Marshall-Crim, family nurse practitioner and manager of the lactation program at Hartford Hospital: Q. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Hartford Hospital is celebrating with a special event…

  • Another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: What You Need to Know

    July 30, 2019

    News item: A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in an Atlanta  hotel killed one person and sickened dozens of others in July, with the hotel still closed a month later. This follows two cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported in mid-July at a Rocky Hill nursing home. What is Legionnaires’…

  • Hartford Hospital No. 1 in Metro Area in U.S. News Rankings

    July 30, 2019

    Hartford Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area for the ninth year in a row and among the best in Connecticut for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. (To find…

  • ‘Breakthrough’ Summit In Bangkok: Transforming Cancer Care

    July 29, 2019

    By Jo Cavallo American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, is planning a new approach at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s first international meeting, Breakthrough: A Global Summit for Oncology Innovators Oct. 11-13 in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Yu, past president…

  • Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Psychiatric, Metabolic Disorders?

    July 29, 2019

    For the first time, researchers have found a possible genetic link between anorexia nervosa and not only psychiatric but also metabolic disorders that may contribute to the disorder’s development. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a distorted perception of body size, severe restriction of food intake and dangerously…


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