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  • How this Analysis Can Predict a Sports Injury Before it Happens

    April 10, 2019

    What do all pitchers, whether Little Leaguers or Major Leaguers, have in common? Arm pain and arm, shoulder or elbow injuries. A study published on injury prevention in baseball  found that up to 74 percent of youth baseball players, ages 8 to 18, report some degree of arm pain while…

  • Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

    April 10, 2019

    As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute…

  • Measles, and Skepticism of Vaccines, are Back. What’s True (or False)?

    April 10, 2019

    Measles, essentially vanquished by immunization from the United States by 2000, has returned with outbreaks in 15 states and 97 other countries. In the latest sign that the disease is becoming a growing health hazard, New York City declared a public emergency as it called for mandatory vaccinations in four…

  • National Donate Life Month Highlights Living Organ Donation

    April 09, 2019

    Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list — and 82% are in need of a kidney. Some people spend an average of 4 to 7 years waiting for an organ on the National Organ Transplant registry. But with a living kidney donor, the wait…

  • Pregnancy Prevention and Family Planning: Gentlemen, That Includes You

    April 09, 2019

    Maybe it’s time for a courageous conversation about a vasectomy. But, first, some family planning background from Dr. Jared Bieniek,  medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health.  Q: When we talk about family planning, what exactly are we talking about? A: Well, family planning is actually not about having children…

  • How Researchers Can See Psychosis in Someone’s Eyes

    April 08, 2019

    The pupil – the dark circle in the center of the eye that flexes in size based on available light – performs a much different role in people with psychosis. “The pupils are a direct link to the brain. They give away what you’re doing, thinking and feeling. It’s a…

  • When is a Seizure Defined as Epilepsy?

    April 08, 2019

    When signals in the brain misfire for whatever reason, the result can be a seizure that can include violent, spastic movements, foaming at the mouth and loss of consciousness. When someone has multiple seizures that are unpredictable, it may be epilepsy. “Epilepsy is characterized by seizures but people can have…

  • Here’s How to Tell If You at Risk for a Stroke

    April 05, 2019

    Strokes don’t just happen to older people. In 2009, the latest figures a available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old. You are at risk for stroke if you have: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Diabetes….

  • A TAVR Surgeon Explains Mick Jagger’s Heart Procedure

    April 05, 2019

    TAVR, otherwise known as the heart procedure that gave Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger a new aortic valve, has become an attractive option for patients with severe aortic stenosis because it does not require conventional open-heart surgery. Dr. Robert Hagberg, chief of cardiac surgery at Hartford Hospital, explains: Q: First,…

  • Autism Study, Backed by $3.6 Million Federal Grant, Targets Socializing Deficit

    April 03, 2019

    Understanding the way neuromechanisms in the brain help humans socialize might prove key to helping people with autism and other disorders like schizophrenia improve the way they connect with others. That’s the premise behind the research of Dr. Michal Assaf of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of…


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