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  • Backus and Windham Streamline Surgery Preparation

    January 15, 2018

    When you’re having surgery, it can be a major inconvenience to rush around to different offices and make countless phone calls for the medical and insurance clearance you need. With that in mind, the teams at Backus and Windham hospitals will soon launch Peri-Operative Surgical Home (PSH), a patient-centered service…

  • In 2018, Make the “Good Life” A Priority

    January 15, 2018

    We’ve all heard the saying “A New Year, a new you.” But, as each year passes our bodies change. Aaron Russ is an exercise physiologist for the Good Life fitness program at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. He explains how we can improve our overall health as we get older. …

  • Charlotte Hungerford Initiates Regional First Responder Program to Reduce Emergency Response Time

    January 11, 2018

    The Regional First Responder Program is an innovative program in northwest Connecticut that allows participating ambulance services to respond to emergencies affecting the citizens within their neighboring communities.  Several EMS agencies in Northwest CT, working with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Litchfield County Dispatch, have developed a new mutual aid agreement…

  • Hartford HealthCare Pharmacies Managing Through Nationwide IV Shortage

    January 11, 2018

    In the midst of a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working together to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost…

  • Heart-Attack Study: Women Don’t Get Same Treatment As Men

    January 11, 2018

    A man and woman each have a potentially fatal heart attack called a STEMI, a complete blockage of the coronary artery by a blood clot. Who is more likely to receive the appropriate care? In a recent Swedish study, it wasn’t even close: The man. The woman, in fact, would…

  • World Health Leaders Agree: Addiction to Video Games is Real

    January 10, 2018

    In the 1980’s America had “Pac Man Fever,” a supposedly harmless compulsion to play the dot munching arcade game.  There was even a popular song about the so-called affliction. Now more than 30 years later, world health leaders believe that addiction to video games is actually quite real. In December,…

  • Year in Review: The Latest Breakthroughs in Cancer Care

    January 09, 2018

    Now that 2017 is in the books, let’s take a look at the past year’s cancer breakthroughs and headlines according to Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the nation’s premier cancer centers: The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for certain types of leukemia…

  • The Science of Obesity vs. the Social Disgrace

    January 09, 2018

    When we think about someone who has a disease or condition caused by genetics, environment or biology, we don’t normally discredit them because of their disease. For instance, if someone you know has Parkinson’s disease, the condition doesn’t detract from his character. Or if a neighbor is being treated for kidney disease, she…

  • #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…

  • January Artist of the Month on Display at Charlotte Hungerford

    January 08, 2018

    The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is featuring the local photographs of James R. Roche Jr. now through early February 2018 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s…


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