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  • Remission of Type 2 Diabetes With Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: Why the Clock is Ticking

    February 20, 2018

    One of the gains of bariatric surgery is remission or improvement of Type 2 diabetes. As obesity has become an epidemic in the US, with more than one-third of adults being obese, so has diabetes. The worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated at 8.3 percent of the adult…

  • CBS Weekend News Report: How Cedar Mountain Commons Addresses Flu Outbreak

    February 19, 2018

    At Cedar Mountain Commons, a senior assisted living facility in Newington, flu season is a common worry. This season is no exception, especially given the severity of the nation’s flu outbreak this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about one in every 13 emergency room visits across…

  • The Importance of Reading to Your Baby

    February 16, 2018

    It’s never too early to start collecting a library of books for children so they can begin to develop an appreciation and love for reading. That’s why Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) and its Auxiliary are helping by participating in the “Read to Grow” program, which offers newborns and their siblings…

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure With These Lifestyle Changes

    February 15, 2018

    Olympics fans know him as the Flying Tomato, a snowboarder who defies gravity on the halfpipe and looks rather dapper draped in gold medals, but as a child Shaun White was a medical challenge. Born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which comprises four congenital heart defects, White…

  • Gronkowski’s Concussion: Is it Really Time to Quit?

    February 15, 2018

    Rob Gronkowski, maybe the NFL’s most unpredictable player, did not deny a report he might be considering retirement after New England’s 41-33 loss to the underdog Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 4  in Super Bowl LII. Gronk being Gronk? Maybe a strategic move, at age 28, to entice a lucrative restructuring of…

  • New Hope for Patients with Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors

    February 15, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare recently became the first in Connecticut to offer the latest in Deep Brain Stimulation (DPS) technology. Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.  Q: This new technology is the Abbot Infinity DBS system. How does it work?   A: Abbott’s DBS…

  • How can you eat like an Olympian? Ask a Sports Nutritionist

    February 14, 2018

    While most people watching the Winter Olympics could never imagine launching themselves off a giant ski jump or executing the perfect triple axel on ice, there are still ways we can be just like the athletes competing in Pyeongchang.  Pam Rosow, a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s…

  • Healthy Family FunFest in Southington Feb. 25

    February 14, 2018

    The ninth annual Healthy Family FunFest, with more than 100 exhibitors promoting a healthy lifestyle, will take place Feb. 25  from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The FunFest, hosted by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, has something…

  • Hartford HealthCare Technology is Saving the Lives of Severe-Flu Patients

    February 14, 2018

    With the number of flu-related deaths on the rise in the U.S. and here in Connecticut, Hartford Hospital doctors have had to use heart-lung machine this winter to save the lives of patients who experience respiratory failure because of the virus. ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation) is a bypass device that…

  • How Your Phone’s Light Radiation Might Damage Your Skin

    February 13, 2018

    It’s hard to do much of anything these days without having a smartphone in our hands. And while some side effects of spending all that time staring at the screen are well-publicized, there are some others you may really not be thinking about – like the possibility of skin damage….


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