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Changes in Vision
Trouble Walking
Severe Shortness of Breath
Severe and Sudden Onset of Pain
Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
Head Injury
Major Bone Break
Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
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How to Get Some Help to Take Off the Weight

Dr. Thomas J. Lane Director of the Weigh Your Options, The Hospital of Central Connecticut Just as the clock ticks midnight on Jan. 1, resolutions are made to achieve personal goals or make lifestyle changes. A great number of resolutions are made, and broken, that revolve around weight loss. If [...]

What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar [...]

I’m Sneezy, Achy and Tired: Is It the Flu?

The New Year is here, and while so many people have high hopes of good health for 2020, others are already suffering from the flu and other illnesses. We are in the midst of a very active flu season. More than 6 million people in the United States have already [...]

When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood [...]

Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies — [...]

A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

2020 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Jan. 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2 [...]


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Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Weigh Your Options Information Session (The Hospital of Central Connecticut)

We recognize that losing weight involves more than just changing the way you eat and exercising more. Our unique, multidisciplinary team is [...]

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Family Birth Place Tour

We will tour the maternity unit, where you register, check in and a birthing room if one is available. Online registration survey [...]

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Modified Pilates for Cancer Survivors

This is a modified Pilates exercise class for cancer survivors. Pilates provides a gentle re-introduction to exercise. Wear comfortable [...]


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