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  • Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

    September 03, 2019

    Dr. Carrie Carsello Hospital of Central Connecticut If you are like me, summer is a time for recreational activities, family barbecues and fun in the sun. The season can be a departure from the day-to-day routines and obligations that demand our attention. But the lazy days of summer are nearly…

  • Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

    September 01, 2019

    Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred…

  • Parkinson’s and the Benefits of Biking (Ride to Wellness is Sept. 21!)

    August 20, 2019

    Editor’s note: On Saturday, Sept. 21, Hartford HealthCare is sponsoring Ride to Wellness, a free bike ride with 10- and 25-mile routes through scenic Cheshire. The ride starts and ends at the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire. For more information on the Ride to Wellness, click…

  • What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

    August 12, 2019

    Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary. “But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though,…

  • Bysiewicz Tours Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Plainville

    August 08, 2019

    Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, toured the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Plainville Aug. 8. Led by Dr. Camelia Lawrence, Director of Breast Surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center, the center’s multidisciplinary team explained how breast care coordination and same-day services provide an exceptional experience…

  • The Facts, and Myths, about Breastfeeding

    August 05, 2019

    By Donna Bielecki, RN, BSN, IBCLC Nourishing an infant is imperative to his or her growth, and breastfeeding is a tried-and-true method to provide the best vitamins and nutrients to babies. But the baby isn’t the only one on the receiving end of breastfeeding benefits. There are many reasons it…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Ride to Wellness Promotes New Health Center Coming to Cheshire

    August 01, 2019

    On a sunny spring morning, men, women and children took to the roads and pedaled in the first ever “Hartford HealthCare Ride to Wellness”, presented by Bike Cheshire. The ride kicked off from the historic town green in Cheshire, where participants were welcomed by Dr. Subramani Seetharama, Chief of Physical…

  • Another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: What You Need to Know

    July 30, 2019

    News item: A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in an Atlanta  hotel killed one person and sickened dozens of others in July, with the hotel still closed a month later. This follows two cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported in mid-July at a Rocky Hill nursing home. What is Legionnaires’…

  • Why We’re Testing Y4C: Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors

    July 22, 2019

    Many cancer patients seek out yoga to provide comfort, relaxation, reduce pain and anxiety. Yoga, the ancient Indian system, incorporates physical exercise and movement with mental and spiritual practice. In the United States, yoga is one of the most common forms of integrative medicine. But not all forms of yoga…

  • How Physical Rehab Can Help Recovery From Lung Cancer      

    July 18, 2019

    By Ruth H. Satterberg Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist Hospital of Central CT Cancer Institute A lung cancer diagnosis can be extremely challenging. Lung cancer, different from breast cancer, often has more complications and challenges to overcome. Evidence shows that physical and occupational therapy can be very helpful at all stages…


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