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  • A Fecal Transplant? The Strange-But-True Weight-Loss Study

    September 19, 2019

    If the medications, shakes and diet plans don’t yield the weight loss results you want, the next step might be transplanting the stool of a thin person into your body. Sound far-fetched? Researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston recently proposed, based on their investigation into the workings of…

  • Fraud Alert: How to Avoid Genetic Testing Scam That Can Cost Thousands

    September 18, 2019

    Genetic testing has become so popular that your test might even qualify for a tax break. But when someone other than your doctor recommends it, keep your Medicare card in your wallet — it could be a scam. Scam artists setting up booths at public events or health fairs, using…

  • Fall Classic: Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte

    September 18, 2019

    Pumpkin anyone? It’s fall, which means it’s pumpkin season. Pumpkin is certainly an appropriate choice in a healthy diet. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, potassium, fiber and antioxidants like beta-carotene. One cup cooked is only 49 calories, with 12 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber and no fat….

  • Heart & Vascular Institute Has a New Home in the East

    September 17, 2019

    Because of the continued expansion of services, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute has officially moved its Norwich office, formerly located on 164 Otrobando Ave., to a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich (the former Ames plaza).  The new center offers comprehensive and convenient outpatient…

  • Second EEE Death in State History As More Towns Report Infected Mosquitoes

    September 17, 2019

    The first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis of the season, only the second reported in Connecticut history, has produced a chorus of caution from public health officials, medical professions and local communities. The message: Protect yourself from mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, and limit outdoor activity in the twilight…

  • Panel: Suicide Prevention Starts with Empathy, Building Connections

    September 13, 2019

    As part of the seventh Annual World Suicide Prevention Day Conference Sept. 13, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network hosted a panel presentation about the role of healthcare providers in suicide prevention. The panel included Behavioral Health Network Physician-in-Chief John Santopietro; Sgt. Kevin Briggs, a retired California Highway Patrol officer and national speaker;…

  • Spider Bites: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    September 13, 2019

    By Dr. Aurangzeb Ali They are creepy, crawly creatures that come in many sizes and cause some people to shriek in fear. In fact, a movie, “Arachnophobia,” was based on irrational reactions to spiders. While the “Arachnophobia” takes things a bit too far, it is a fact that every spider…

  • Spider bites: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    September 13, 2019

    Dr. Aurangzeb Ali They are creepy, crawly creatures that come in many sizes and cause some people to shriek in fear. In fact, an entire movie, Arachnophobia, was made based on irrational reactions to spiders. While the movie Arachnophobia takes things a bit too far, it is a fact that…

  • Rehabilitation Network’s Chris Carlin Named VP of NARA Board

    September 12, 2019

    Chris Carlin, Vice President of Operation for Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, was recently named Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA). NARA represents more than 100 organizations across the country made up of 80,000 therapists, rehab providers, and rehab support…

  • Digestive Disorders: Free Info Session Sept 12 Hosted by Doctor in West Hartford

    September 11, 2019

    Straining to make a bowel movement when you really feel the need to go can be downright frustrating if not painful, and it’s a symptom of one of the most common digestive disorders in our country today—chronic constipation. If you or someone you know is struggling with this health concern,…


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