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  • Trying to Quit Smoking? Here’s Some Help

    March 05, 2020

    By Ellen Anderson Dornelas, PhD Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute What do President Obama and Keith Richards have in common?  Both struggled to quit smoking cigarettes. The legendary rocker said that quitting smoking was “harder than quitting heroin.” At age 76, he stopped smoking…

  • How to Manage Pancreatic Cancer Treatment’s Side Effects

    March 05, 2020

    A pancreatic cancer survivor is any person who is actively facing pancreatic cancer or has faced it at some point. It could be someone who has completed treatment or a patient actively receiving chemotherapy for a limited or long-term management of their disease. Patients treated with chemotherapy experience a variety…

  • Coronavirus: In Hartford Visit, U.S. Surgeon General Says ‘We Know What to Do’

    March 02, 2020

    Perspective is key to keep people from panicking as the coronavirus spreads to communities across the country, including in states adjacent to Connecticut, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Dr. Jerome Adams. Dr. Adams was in Hartford March 2 as part of a presentation on the opioid epidemic…

  • Art exhibit helps ease the anxiety of cancer treatment

    February 24, 2020

    Rounded and slightly distorted, the photos give the feel of looking through a ship’s thick glass porthole or the domed eye of a fish at a view that is both wondrous and intriguing. Two dozen pieces from the collection of regarded Wethersfield photographer Jack McConnell’s “Hartford Parallax: ‘Round Hartford” collection…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Breast Radiologists Get a Second Set of Eyes: Artificial Intelligence

    February 10, 2020

    One fear about artificial intelligence generated by computers is that it will replace humans, but a trio of radiologists with Hartford HealthCare welcomed recent headlines about the technology in mammogram reading rooms. Google-funded researchers, in a study published in the journal Nature, asserted that AI could be more efficient than…

  • ASCO Grant Recognizes Cancer Institute’s Efforts to Minimize Care Discrepancies

    February 10, 2020

    As the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute expands services across Connecticut, bringing specialists offering advanced care to locations closer to residents’ homes, national organizations have taken notice. The work to minimize discrepancies in care for minorities and those living in rural areas, also called healthcare disparity populations, has earned the Cancer…

  • What’s Behind the Biggest One-Year Decline in Cancer Deaths?

    February 05, 2020

    The American Cancer Society recently announced that the cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported. The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017. Experts attributed the decline in part…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…


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