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Update: Mosquitoes in Connecticut Test Positive for EEE, West Nile Virus

It’s still COVID-19 season, but now it’s also Eastern equine encephalitis season after mosquitoes trapped in Stonington tested positive for the rare viral disease. The mosquitoes, trapped Aug. 5 at Stonington High School, are the first in the state this season that tested positive. Last year, four human EEE cases, resulting [...]

Demand Spikes During COVID-19 for Rushford’s Substance Use, Behavioral Health Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schedules, education routines and social events, but, perhaps more seriously, it has also increased the need, nationally and locally, for behavioral health and addiction services. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, told a panel from [...]

A Little TOO Much Family Time During COVID-19? Here’s How to Inject Some Fun

Most families develop patterns or habits that become dear to them, from off-beat to touching, and there’s no time like the endless togetherness of a pandemic to strengthen yours or start new ones. Do you make breakfast for dinner one night a month? Slouch around in pajamas on snow days? [...]

Why is ‘Orthocoronavirinae’ a Hot Google Search?

People in Cornwall, Lebanon, Franklin, Bozrah, East Lyme and throughout Connecticut are joining other Google searchers around the country looking for information on orthocoronavirinae. In the past week, Google searches in the state for orthocoronavirinae are more than seven times more popular that searches for COVID-19. It’s not Spelling Bee season, so [...]

Abdominal Bloating? Why Water With Food is Bad, Pineapple is Good

Many patients complain of postprandial (after eating food) bloating. The symptoms are uncomfortable and can significantly interfere with the person’s quality of life. People with this condition have difficulty fitting into their clothes, tend to feel heavier and experience discomfort throughout their abdomen. The good news is that bloating does [...]

Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection [...]

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