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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Healthier You: Upcoming Webinars in August

    July 30, 2020

    The classes and events Hartford HealthCare brought you every week, before COVID-19, aren’t going away. We’re bringing them to you in a new series of webinars you can watch, then ask our professionals any questions you might have. In the coming weeks, you can join webinars on Medicare basics, surgical…

  • Pfizer’s Vaccine on the Way as Connecticut Rewarded by ‘Common-Sense Precautions’

    July 22, 2020

    Vigilance is the key word President and CEO Jeff Flaks uses when describing how Hartford HealthCare – and people across Connecticut – will get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement early Wednesday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses…

  • New Endoscopic Robot With Xbox-Type Controller Can Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

    July 15, 2020

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain is now using a new endoscopic technology known as the Monarch Platform, developed by Auris Health, that holds promise for earlier and more accurate diagnosis in patients at risk for lung cancer. The Monarch Platform has been cleared by the Food and…

  • How This Patient Walked Again After Spinal Injury Caused Paralysis

    July 15, 2020

    Imagine waking up one morning and your body gives out. You fall to the floor, unable to move. “It hit me real hard, it just scared me a lot,” said Tracey Zielinski of New Britain. That’s the exact situation she found herself a few months back and ended up at…

  • 37 Routine Activities Ranked by Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    July 07, 2020

    COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Trick question. They’re equally risky to our health, according to a new risk-assessment chart produced by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and…

  • 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,…

  • 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…


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