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  • 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…

  • Cancer Institute adds Neuro-Oncologist Leader to Growing Program

    December 11, 2017

    A growing Neuro-Oncology program and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance mean more hope and treatment options for brain cancer patients.  In August, Ahmad Daher, MD, PhD, was named medical director of neuro-oncology for the Cancer Institute and is seeing patients with primary…

  • DAWN: A New Approach To Treating Stroke Patients

    December 07, 2017

    A groundbreaking new study is changing the way doctors are able to treat people who have a stroke. Dr. Amre Nouh is the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What is this new study? What does it mean for stroke patients?  A: This is very exciting…

  • Study: Extending Treatment Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

    December 07, 2017

    Imagine being diagnosed with breast cancer, going through the treatment and hearing that you are cancer-free, only to receive another related cancer diagnosis 10 or 15 years later. That happens to many women with estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancer, which is fueled by their estrogen levels, says Dr. Sapna…

  • Serenity Now: How To Avoid A Holiday Meltdown

    December 05, 2017

    The holidays are on, and so is the pressure to make your list, make your way to the mall, fulfill the gift wishes of everyone on your list (that includes hot and often elusive toys such as Hatchimals, Oonies and Fingerlings) and execute the perfect end-of-year celebrations for you and…

  • Ask A Doc: How Can I Eat, Drink, Be Merry Without Weight Gain?

    December 05, 2017

    Q: What can I do to prevent myself from gaining weight during the holiday season? How much weight do people really gain during the holidays? A: The holiday season can be challenging with the numerous food temptations surrounding us.  Many of us tend to eat more and exercise less during…

  • Conversations Crucial in Avoiding Suicide

    December 01, 2017

    That was the overarching message recently when a team of experts from Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) hosted a public showing of an episode of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” in which a teenaged girl commits suicide, leaving behind 13 tapes detailing the way people in her life…

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services partners receive Five Star Quality Rating

    December 01, 2017

    Three health care communities that are Hartford HealthCare Senior Services partners achieved an overall Five Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as reported by U.S. News & World Report on Oct. 31. Jefferson House in Newington, Jerome Home in New Britain and Southington Care Center…

  • Omnipod: Animal, Vegetable or New Wireless Insulin Pump?

    November 30, 2017

    For those with Type I diabetes, there is a new, wireless insulin pump that is lightweight, and allows patients to manage their daily insulin intake more freely without being attached to a bulky device. It’s called the Omnipod.  Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist Dr. Michael LeMay has more information.  Q.   Explain the…

  • World Aids Day Dec 1, 2017: UN Pledges To End AIDS As A Public Health Threat By 2030

    November 29, 2017

    People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus now live longer and more healthful lives that at any time since the outset of the AIDs epidemic in 1981. Nearly 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV, a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and, if untreated, can lead to AIDS. It’s…


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