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  • Tapping Good Bacteria in the Fight Against Cancer

    April 10, 2019

    Millions of bacteria are inside or on the surface of our bodies at any one time and are necessary for good health because they help us digest foods and keep harmful bacteria at bay. More recently, we have learned that they also modulate the strength of our immune system, which…

  • MidState Medical Center Opens New Breast Care Center

    April 09, 2019

    MidState Medical Center is bringing advanced breast care services directly into the community with its new Breast Care Center in Meriden. Opened on February 11, the 2,064 square-foot, 5-exam-room space offers a wide range of services that support every stage of patient treatment. The Breast Care Center is a part…

  • Lung Cancer: How a Lobectomy Works

    March 20, 2019

    You may recall Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent a lobectomy – a type of surgery to remove one of five lobes in her lungs. It’s a procedure that doctors at Hartford Hospital are performing more and more. Dr. Mario Katigbak, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Hartford Hospital discusses this and…

  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • Manchester Facility Brings Cancer, Other Services ‘East of the River’

    March 12, 2019

    Seeking to bring high-quality healthcare closer to people east of Hartford, Hartford HealthCare this month opened a $10.4-million, three-story building focused on delivering advanced cancer services and treatment while including the care of general and thoracic surgeons and urologists. “We know that bringing comprehensive cancer services into the community allows…

  • Dr. Jessica Clement, Medical Oncologist, Joins Cancer Institute in Manchester

    March 06, 2019

    Dr. Jessica Clement has joined the team of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist. She will see patients at the new Hartford HealthCare location in Manchester starting March 25. Dr. Clement’s arrival is timed with the opening of a three-story medical facility in Manchester as part of…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • Another New Cancer Drug Targets Tumors Based on Genetic Makeup

    March 05, 2019

    For the second time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug treatment for patients with a specific genetic change in their tumor, regardless of the type of cancer. At Hartford Healthcare, Laila Mnayer, division director of Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics, had already identified the importance of these fusion…

  • Ask a Doctor About HPV at These Free Seminars

    February 28, 2019

    Healthwise If You Have Symptoms When to Talk to Your Doctor Free Educational Seminars Learn more about HPV at one of these free educational seminars: Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.: Gateway Medical Park (Education Room), 305 Western Blvd., Glastonbury. Click here to register. Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.: Backus Hospital Main Lobby…

  • ‘One for Everyone’ Donates to Avon Cancer Center

    February 26, 2019

    “What do we have in excess?” That was the simple question posed by a group of Avon seventh graders who had formed a charitable organization called One for Everyone. When the group was organized five years ago, the youth wanted to help those less fortunate but didn’t know what would…


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