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  • Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit During a Crisis

    March 21, 2020

    During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are feeling increasingly anxious about what lies ahead for themselves and those they care about. Peter Lucchio, staff psychologist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some tips on how to make sure you are staying healthy in mind, body and…

  • A Dietitian’s Tips to Help You Through COVID-19 Isolation

    March 20, 2020

    As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimize trips to the supermarket, here are a few points to keep in mind when considering our nutrition status and that of our family. No one food or supplement will protect you from getting the virus — no…

  • In-Home Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 20, 2020

    Laurie St. John, vice president of Hartford HealthCare at Home  talks about providing in-home care during the COVID-19 pandemic in a March 19 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Q: Tell us what type of precautions are being put in place? A: Well, Hartford Healthcare at Home has been keeping patients…

  • The Kids are Managing Stay-at-Home. What About You?

    March 20, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine when you’re stuck inside, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is only a temporary blip in your life and while it’s natural to feel sad and lonely, there are some ways to keep your spirits up. Be productive. That hall closet you’ve ignored can be cleaned, the…

  • Staying Connected with Elderly Loved Ones During the Coronavirus Crisis

    March 20, 2020

    During the coronavirus crisis, people are being asked to socially distance themselves and limit contact with others. Concern is especially high when a loved one is a resident of an assisted/independent living or skilled-nursing community. It is even being advised not to visit older loved ones in their homes. It’s…

  • COVID-19 and Drinking Water, Pools, Hot Tubs, Feces

    March 20, 2020

    Here’s some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on whether you should be worried about the COVID-19 virus in water or around the toilet: Q: Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water? A: The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment…

  • The Coronavirus Response Through the Eyes of a Doctor

    March 18, 2020

    By Dr. William Horgan Hartford HealthCare Regional Medical Director of Quality & Safety Backus Hospital/Windham Hospital Many people are upset because professional and college sports or their child’s sporting events have been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many people feel like we’re overreacting in the United States….

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle While Social Distancing

    March 18, 2020

    As people around the world continue to practice social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many who are stuck at home are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Christopher Barrett, Clinical Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some…

  • Chief Clinical Officer on Hartford HealthCare’s COVID-19 Preparedness

    March 18, 2020

    Dr. Ajay Kumar, Hartford HealthCare‘s Chief Clinical Officer, discusses the healthcare system’s preparedness during a March 17 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Dr. Ajay Kumar, the chief clinical officer of Hartford HealthCare, is here to bring us up to date on…


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