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  • 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…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

    March 27, 2020

    Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare…

  • Connecticut’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Guidelines

    March 22, 2020

    Here are the specifics of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” as Connecticut tries to limit its residents exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The plan, effective March 23 at 8 pm, includes these recommendations: Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled…

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…


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