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  • World Lymphedema Day is March 6th

    February 18, 2020

    On Friday, March 6th, therapists from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network will be on hand at several locations throughout the state to provide information about lymphedema services in recognition of World Lymphedema Day.  In preparation for the event, Linda Hodgkins, MS OTR/L CLT-LANA, Clinical Program Manager for HHCRN’s lymphedema services, answers…

  • 11th Healthy Family FunFest set for Feb. 23

    February 17, 2020

    Now celebrating its 11th year, Healthy Family FunFest will provide thousands of visitors access to information about healthy living, fitness, health screenings and a wide variety of resources, services, demonstrations, hands-on learning, friendly challenges, and interactive activities. This free event features more than 100 tables showcasing Hartford HealthCare service lines…

  • Dr. Richard Zelkowitz named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region

    February 17, 2020

    Richard Zelkowitz, MD, has been named Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program for the Fairfield Region. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in hematology, oncology and breast health to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Dr. Zelkowitz is a familiar presence in Fairfield…

  • Hartford HealthCare to Provide Health Services for UHart Students

    February 13, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare and the University of Hartford have announced a partnership for the health system to provide health services to students.  Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Flaks was joined by University President Greg Woodwood and  UHart alum and Hartford HealthCare staff member Latasha Raineault during halftime of…

  • Movement Disorders Care Comes to Mystic

    February 13, 2020

    Much as the design of the new Hartford HealthCare facility at 100 Perkins Farms Drive in Mystic reflects the vibe of coastal community, the location of specialists from the HHC Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to the facility answers a demand for high-quality care and support in…

  • Why Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Life-Altering’ for Some Parkinson’s Patients

    February 13, 2020

    By Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN Chase Family Movement Disorders Center When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, there is no cure but there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve your movement and quality of life. One way is through the surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation…

  • Trinity Men’s Hockey, in Fundraiser Game, Sees Pink in the Rink

    February 13, 2020

    Unless women are playing, there’s not usually too much pink showing on the ice during a hockey game. But, on a recent Friday, the Trinity College men’s hockey team draped the Koeppel Community Sports Center in Hartford with the color for Pink in the Rink, a fundraising game that has…

  • UConn Football Captain, Fairfield Basketball Player Get Courage Awards

    February 12, 2020

    Life is unpredictable, but two local college athletes prove that tenacity and resilience is as important as physical prowess, a trait that earned them designation as February’s Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Courage Award winners. The awards are given by the system, in association with the College Sports Information Directors of America…

  • The 30-Second Consult: Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

    February 12, 2020

    By Amanda Zaleski Exercise Physiologist Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment of Preventive Cardiology Q: What are the exercise recommendations for older adults? A: The American College of Sports Medicine says the optimal exercise prescription for overall health among older adults includes these options: 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic…

  • Coming Attractions? Medtech Innovations Hit the Bushnell Stage

    February 11, 2020

    “Alexa, I’m going to sleep.” Like clockwork, she dims the lights and turns off the TV. Ok, not unusual in today’s world. But the next command is. “Can you tell my nurse?” asks the hospital patient. This is just one of the many scenarios that played out at Digital Health…


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