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Weight Loss? Improved Sleep? Yes, After This Free Diabetes Prevention Program.

Weight loss, improved sleeping, fewer medical problems and feeling better overall are among the benefits participants are reporting after completing the Southington Community YMCA’s free Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-week series incorporating health education and exercise. The Southington Community YMCA, in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare, has been offering the program since [...]

E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is [...]

HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is [...]

Dr. José Orellana joins Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington

Primary care physician José R. Orellana, MD, MBA has joined the team at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington. Dr. Orellana is well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, with particular interests in thyroid disease, colon cancer prevention, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is [...]

2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their [...]

Southington Police to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Checkups at Healthy Family FunFest

Most parents and caregivers use child safety seats for their young passengers. But did you know that only one in five seats is installed correctly? Child safety seats can reduce death due to a car accident by as much as 71 percent and prevent injury but only if they are [...]