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Headache or Migraine? These 3 Questions Will Tell You

“Take two aspirin and call me in the morning” may be the punchline to an old joke, but for many years it was also the remedy most people chose when they had a headache. Of course, science and medicine evolve. Pain management in general and headaches in particular have become [...]

Movement Disorders Center Expands to Stamford, Litchfield County

As the expansion of the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center continues, the team welcomes two  movement disorders doctors who will bring the same amount of comprehensive care you count on to new areas of the state. Dr. Leon Meytin, a movement disorders neurologist, sees patients in the Stamford location. [...]

Researchers: Inhibiting Gene in Test Mice Can Eliminate Parkinson’s Tremors

When University of California-San Diego (UCSD) scientists transformed brain cells into functioning neurons that restored dopamine, eliminating Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms in test mice, humans watched with anticipation. The research, “Reversing a model of Parkinson’s disease with in situ converted nigral neurons,” was published this summer in the journal Nature. [...]

How to Make it Through The Toughest Days of COVID-19

By Amanda Brill Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center It’s entirely reasonable during a pandemic to feel more stressed, anxious, lonely and depressed than usual. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people seemed to be doing OK. Researchers wanted to know what they were or were [...]

Here’s How Hartford HealthCare is Keeping Patients Safe

Extensive planning and protocols have been put into place across Hartford HealthCare to make sure it is safe for patients to come back for appointments or treatment at any hospital or satellite facility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The system, like others worldwide, shut its doors to most [...]

Parkinson’s Support Group Moves Into Your Living Room, Virtually

As the COVID-19 pandemic caused most people to self-isolate in their homes, it became important to healthcare providers to reach their patients in new and creative ways. Dr. Su Kanchana, a board-certified movement disorders neurologist who joined the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Vernon in late winter, had just [...]