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  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

    January 16, 2018

    As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after…

  • #HHCBorn

    January 09, 2018

    When we asked and you delivered (baby pictures, that is). Generations of babies have been delivered at hospitals across Hartford HealthCare. When we reached out to you to share your baby photos in anticipation of the first babies of 2018, you came through! Check out our galleries of babies born…

  • Concerned About an Older Loved One? Start Gathering Information at the Healthy Family FunFest!

    January 04, 2018

    Worried about an older parent or family member? Want to check out options for care and services? The Healthy Family FunFest is a great place to begin gathering the information you need, and to learn about local health resources for your beloved family member. Begin with a visit to the…

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • Flu ‘Widespread’ in State; Hartford County Hardest Hit

    December 21, 2017

    Never mind what you want for the holidays. We all know what you don’t want — the flu. But it’s too late for many of you. Connecticut is now among 12 states with flu activity classified as widespread. The state Department of Public Health says 355 people have tested positive…

  • Screening Mammograms at Healthy Family FunFest in Southington

    December 18, 2017

    SOUTHINGTON – Women who meet specific criteria can receive a digital screening mammogram at the Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. Appointments are suggested but not required and walk-ins will be taken…

  • Two Hartford HealthCare Staff Members Named HBJ Healthcare Hero Finalists

    December 12, 2017

    Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Manager Karen Weingrod, MA, and Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network, Speech Language Pathologist Rachel Slater M.S., CCC-SLP were honored as finalists for the Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards during the publication’s annual luncheon on Dec. 7 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The publication’s…

  • What This New Mission Control Means if You’re a Patient

    November 21, 2017

    In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from…

  • Can Sex Cause Death By Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    November 15, 2017

    Sex doesn’t kill, according to what appears to be the first study to evaluate sexual activity as a trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers reviewing data on 4,557 adult deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Ore., found only 34 involved sex. The report was…


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