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  • 7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens

    May 15, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing. Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint…

  • Quality-of-Life Options After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    May 08, 2020

    By Dr. Ryan P. Dorin Urologic Oncology Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in American men today. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, prostate cancer is also characterized by a long period…

  • Free Pancreatic Care Webinar June 11

    May 06, 2020

    The fourth leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, pancreatic cancer, is an aggressive form of the disease that often exhibits few symptoms until it is advanced. Approximately 57,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it this year, according to the American Cancer Society. About 47,000 will die…

  • Free ‘Breast Health During COVID-19’ Webinar May 28

    May 05, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare has enlisted technology to provide webinars on a variety of important topics as the COVID-19 pandemic forces a temporary halt to in-person community education sessions. On Thursday, May 28, from 12 to 1 p.m., existing and new breast patients of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute can learn more…

  • Cancer Institute Joins National COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium

    April 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, specialists with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute have joined academic cancer centers across the country to examine the virus’ effect on patients with cancer. The group, called the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), is led by Vanderbilt University and provides a national registry with input…

  • How COVID-19 Crisis is Upending Cancer Patients’ Treatment

    April 20, 2020

    COVID-19 is the great disruptor, but for cancer patients, it’s one added threat to their lives. Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, said that while everyone’s lives are disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for patients with cancer, it is one added layer of…

  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • Stuck at Home with No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

    April 13, 2020

    Feeling like you can’t get the exercise you need because all the gyms are closed?  Joanna Weir, Exercise Physiologist with Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program, says just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t keep to your exercise routine. Weir says it’s important to not feel like…

  • Living Longer with Lymphona While Coping with Side Effects

    April 13, 2020

    Lymphoma, or cancer that starts in the immune system, is divided primarily into Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), patients with Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a five-year survival rate of 86 percent and 72 percent, respectively. This is proof of success of…

  • What COVID-19 Means For Cancer Patients and Their Care

    April 13, 2020

    Dr. Andrew L. Salner, Medical Director of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, answers some questions of interest to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Why are people with a cancer diagnosis at a higher risk for COVID-19? A: Many people with a cancer diagnosis are undergoing treatments…


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