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  • Zero Suicide: A Push for Timely Care for People at Risk

    August 15, 2018

    Suicide prevention is a topic that’s very close to Patricia Hayward-Paige’s heart. The Natchaug pharmacy technician lost a close friend to suicide nearly 20 years ago. “She made an attempt and was unsuccessful,” says Hayward-Paige. “I was able to get her to a hospital and get her some help. She moved back…

  • The Making of a Kidney Stone (And How to Avoid It)

    July 19, 2018

    Staying hydrated during the warm summer months is key for many reasons. But one reason you may not know: Drinking plenty of fluids can prevent kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard deposits of crystalized salt and minerals that form in your kidney. When urine contains more crystal-forming substances than fluids,…

  • New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

    July 17, 2018

    Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically…

  • Men: Cancer Screenings You’ll Need, By Age

    July 16, 2018

    Worried about cancer? Click here to get a call back from one of our cancer experts.  When it comes to cancer, the best defense is often an offense in the form of routine screenings, especially since many cancers grow long before you’ll experience or recognize a symptom. Screenings can include bloodwork, diagnostic…

  • For Top-Notch Vascular Services Close to Home: The Hospital of Central Connecticut

    July 12, 2018

    From experienced staff to the latest technology, The Hospital of Central Connecticut is ready to provide top-notch care to patients with complex vascular problems. “The level of expertise on our team is the best it can be,” said vascular surgeon Dr. Robert Napoletano, “Everyone has a great deal of experience in…

  • Women: Cancer Screenings You’ll Need, By Age

    July 11, 2018

    Worried about cancer? Click here to get a call back from one of our cancer experts.  When it comes to cancer, the best defense is often an offense in the form of routine screenings, especially because many cancers grow long before you’ll experience or recognize a symptom. Screenings can include bloodwork, diagnostic…

  • Study: Dense Breasts a Breast Cancer Risk Factor

    July 09, 2018

    Genetics isn’t the only thing that can increase a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer – the density of her breasts also play a role, according to the results of a study recently published in the trade journal Radiology. Norwegian researchers studied more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000…

  • When Rabies Can Kill: Watch for These Signals

    July 09, 2018

    When most people think of rabies, they think of the awful disease that turned a loving family dog like Old Yeller into a vicious animal like Cujo. But outside of Hollywood, how much do you actually know about rabies and how this disease has affected residents in their own backyard?…

  • Breast Cancer Study: Certain Women Can Skip Chemo

    July 05, 2018

    A groundbreaking study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women with early stage breast cancer may not actually need chemotherapy. Dr. Camelia Lawrence is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute: Q: Tell us more about this promising study and its findings. A:…

  • What’s a Baby-Friendly Hospital? Ask a Breastfeeding Mother

    July 03, 2018

    With breastfeeding experiencing a global resurgence bolstered by research touting its benefits, Hartford HealthCare hospitals have responded by creating Baby-Friendly environments focused on supporting mothers in their feeding choice. The Centers for Disease Control’s 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card reveals that more than eight in 10 new mothers begin breastfeeding their…


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