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  • How Suicide Prevention Became Part of This Officer’s Job

    August 22, 2019

    When Kevin Briggs was sent out on his California Highway Patrol motorcycle to monitor the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, he had no training in interacting with suicidal people but the pain and anguish he saw in their eyes affected him instantly and deeply. “I just wanted to be…

  • Injured Motorcyclist Hails ‘Guardian Angel’ Hartford Hospital Nurse

    August 22, 2019

    It was a night nearly a month ago that Frances Diaz received a call from a number she didn’t recognize, and it was her injured husband, Jorge, who through a borrowed phone delivered news that he had been in a serious motorcycle crash on the highway. “I was terrified, but…

  • Why Put Vascular Disease on Your Radar? Ask This Vascular Surgeon

    August 20, 2019

    Most people never have to worry about vascular disease. But everyone should know about it because vascular disease can affect up to 25 percent of people as they age. What happens when we age? A number of changes can take place within our arteries and veins. Some people develop blockages,…

  • Why Parkinson’s Researchers Now Targeting the Gut, Appendix

    August 19, 2019

    It might seem odd that one of the first symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is constipation, but those familiar with the workings of the human gut understand that it holds the key to many bodily functions. Dr. Duarte Machado, a Parkinson’s disease specialist and co-director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience…

  • Popliteal Entrapment: Freak Football Injury Almost Cost Glastonbury Athlete His Leg

    August 19, 2019

    The athlete: Gary Kazanjian of Glastonbury, a football player at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The injury: “My leg got crushed in between two people and my foot kind of fell asleep,” he says of the 2017 injury. “I didn’t really know what it was.” The symptoms: After two weeks…

  • How to Prepare for a Stress Test

    August 19, 2019

    An exercise electrocardiogram, better known as a stress test, will give your Heart & Vascular Institute doctor important information about how you heart responds when pushed to its limit during physical exertion. The test is performed as you exercise on a treadmill while hooked up to an electrocardiogram, or EKG, machine….

  • Guy Talk: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate and Urination

    August 15, 2019

    If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, it could be a sign of other health concerns. “Young men often avoid doctors because they feel invincible,” says Tallwood Men’s Health urologist Dr. John Griffith. “It’s a habit that grows stronger with age, and as older men start to face health challenges that…

  • Heart-Healthy Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

    August 14, 2019

    Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

    August 14, 2019

    Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in…


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