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  • Guy Talk: Prostate Cancer and Why PSA Test is Your Call

    August 15, 2019

    Who should get a prostate screening? Sooner or later, guys, you’ll need to know when it’s your time. The prostate specific antigen test, a blood test better known as PSA, measures the level of the antigen in your blood. Higher PSA levels could indicate you have prostate cancer. But the test…

  • State Approves Hartford HealthCare’s Acquisition of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    August 15, 2019

    The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has approved Hartford HealthCare’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations. Obtaining the state’s approval of the Certificate of Need application was a key regulatory step and allows St. Vincent’s to become part…

  • Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    August 15, 2019

    NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at…

  • To-Die-For Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

    August 14, 2019

    Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon…

  • How the Right Footwear Gets the Sports Season Off on the Right Foot

    August 14, 2019

    It’s back-to-school time, which also means it’s back-to-sports time for student athletes. For those heading back out onto the field, court or gym, new athletic footwear are part of every back-to-school shopping list. The proper type and fit of your athletic shoes can make a big difference in injury prevention…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

    August 14, 2019

    Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in…

  • Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

    August 13, 2019

    By Marc Levesque, Senior Resource Case Manager and Jessica Dakin, Provider Relations Liaison from the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide to friends and families manage a loved one’s death….

  • What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

    August 12, 2019

    Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary. “But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though,…

  • Moms Tell Their Stories at Hartford Hospital’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

    August 08, 2019

    Kim McIntosh knew her son, Teddy, was going to be born a little early, and while she planned to seek help from a lactation support group, a chance meeting with a Hartford Hospital lactation consultant created a relationship that helped her achieve her goal of breastfeeding her son. McIntosh was…


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