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  • A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

    January 02, 2020

    2020 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Jan. 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2…

  • Dr. Gluck, Nurse Scirpo Honored as Healthcare Heroes by Hartford Business Journal

    December 15, 2019

    Two Hartford HealthCare professionals were among the honorees at the 2019 Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Hero awards ceremony. Dr. Jason Gluck from Hartford Hospital and Shawnna Scirpo, Director of Nursing for Emergency Services at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, were recognized in early December. Dr. Jason Gluck doesn’t shy away…

  • Is it the Flu, or Something Else?

    December 12, 2019

    Flu season has arrived. But if you start to feel a little under the weather, how would you know if it’s the flu or a nasty cold? Colds and the flu can have similar symptoms; sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest discomfort, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, and fever…

  • Stomach Cancer: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

    December 09, 2019

    By Dr. Bret Schipper Chief of Surgical Oncology The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center Stomach, or gastric, cancer in the United States is somewhat rare, but it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. According to the American Cancer Society, about 27,500 cases of stomach cancer will…

  • For Plainville Cancer Patients, New PET-CT Scanner Reduces Radiation

    December 05, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in Plainville is now using a General Electric  Healthcare Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner that provides superior image quality while reducing patient scan times, radiotracers, as well as radiation needed. The GE Discovery PET-CT 710 is the highest-sensitivity…

  • What You Need to Know About Diabetes (From an Endocrinologist)

    December 04, 2019

    Dr. Manmeet Kaur Chief of Endocrinology The Hospital of Central Connecticut Millions of Americans have diabetes. If you don’t have it, chances are you know someone who does. The more you know about diabetes, which is a chronic condition, the easier it is to live a healthy life and help…

  • New Robotic Surgery System for Hip, Knee Replacement at Central Connecticut

    November 15, 2019

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain now has a Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery system that changes the approach to hip and knee replacement. Dr. Richard Scarlett, Chief of Orthopedics, says that over the years surgeons have relied on external alignment guides and less precise technologies to determine implant…

  • Breast Cancer: How to Know if You’re at Risk?

    November 04, 2019

    By Katherine Del Prato Family Nurse Practitioner Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Millions of women and men have faced a breast cancer diagnosis. This year alone, 268,600 women and 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When that person is a family member or friend, you may wonder what you can…

  • Connecticut’s Two Leading Health Systems Partner to Bring New Cancer Treatment to State

    October 23, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) today announced a plan to work together to bring proton beam therapy — a highly advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer – to Connecticut. HHC and YNHHS will seek approval from the state Office of Health Strategy to move…

  • Mammogram? Let a Women’s Health Coordinator Be Your Guide

    October 10, 2019

    Whether it’s a woman’s first or the fifth, having a mammogram can bring a flood of emotions and anxiety. Patients face unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable equipment designed to detect abnormalities in the breast. If a mammogram reveals a cause for concern, many women’s minds race as they wait with uncertainty and…

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