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A Cancer Survivor's Story

Hartford HealthCare's Kristen Zarfos is a beloved surgeon whose job each day it to care for people battling breast cancer. But it's her own battle with colon cancer that serves as a reminder to all the best way to take care of others is by taking care of yourself first.

HealthCare Happenings - June 2017

A visit from Congresswoman Esty, a celebration of life, a springtime mall event with retired MLB player Rob Dibble and the Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth partnership providing new urgent care options for you and your family. It's all happening at Hartford HealthCare!

Learn How To Help Body Heal At ‘Qi Gong for Cancer’ Workshop

If you’re battling cancer, you may be seeking ways to help relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms without additional medication. Then consider Qi Gong, a centuries-old, mind-and-body practice. It combines certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation. The movements can be practiced or adapted while walking, standing [...]

5th Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) presents the Fifth Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 183 North Mountain Road in New Britain. In this free educational seminar, Hester Hill Schnipper, an [...]

Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Announce Three-Year Network Agreement

Three months before contract expiration, new contract means Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary providers and employed physicians will remain in-network without interruption. Hartford HealthCare and Aetna today announced a three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. The agreement was reached three months before the current multiyear contract expired. The new contract includes [...]

Hartford HealthCare Physician Provides Perspective On Anthem Dispute

Hartford HealthCare, in its second day of a contract impasse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, released a video statement Monday by a high-ranking physician who called for a quick settlement that would minimize patient disruption. “Contracting with insurance companies is a necessary part of our work,” said Dr. James [...]

Kristoffer Popovitch named Interim Vice President of Operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute

Kristoffer Popovitch RT(R), MBA, has been named Interim Vice President of Operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI). In this expanded role, Kristoffer will oversee HHCCI growth, integration, physician relations and other important functions, working collaboratively with HHCCI Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Peter Yu. In addition, he will continue to serve [...]

Nutrition: How To Become A Happy (And Healthy) Tailgater

Tailgating classics like cheesy appetizers, burgers, hot dogs, pretzels and beer may get you in the game-day mood but they can really pack in the calories and sodium. There are almost 500 calories in one soft pretzel. A 150-pound woman would need to cycle 10 mph for 81 minutes to [...]

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Monday, Oct 23, 2017, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Yoga matts are available, and wear comfortable clothing. MUST HAVE PHYSICIANS [...]

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, 10:30AM - 11:30AM


This is a weekly interdenominational Christian- based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. [...]

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

This session covers surgical procedures offered, surgery eligibility and the lifestyle changes necessary for surgery success. Meet the [...]

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