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  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Cancer Survivorship

    May 13, 2019

    By Gretchin Bade Program Director of Oncology Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer have suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared to survivors who are inactive. Exercise also has…

  • Rebuilding Your Life After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Gerard Fumo Physician Lead, Hartford HealthCare Gastrointestinal Disease Management Team Colorectal cancer, a potentially lethal disease, is one of the most preventable cancers because doctors can remove precancerous growths during a colonoscopy. In part, because of the advances in screening, which leads to detection and removal of early cancers,…

  • Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

    May 08, 2019

    If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which…

  • Cancer Institute’s Abbi Bruce an Extraordinary Healer Award Finalist

    May 06, 2019

    Abbi Bruce, director of the Hartford Region of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, has been recognized as a finalist for the CURE 2019 Extraordinary Healer Award. This is a distinguished national award presented at the Oncology Nursing Society annual conference to honor oncology nurses who have made great strides in…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Offers 3D Mammography Exams at Torrington and Winsted locations

    May 02, 2019

    For women seeking a convenient location for their annual mammography screening, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital radiology services offers Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams at two convenient locations – 220 Kennedy Drive in Torrington and Hungerford Emergency & Medical Care at 115 Spencer Street in Winsted. Digital 3D mammography from CHH utilizes advanced…

  • Study Investigates Bacteria’s Role in Fighting Cancer

    April 29, 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…

  • 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…


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