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  • Endoscopy Center Opens in Wallingford

    January 17, 2019

    The Wallingford Endoscopy Center, an 8,533- square-foot space dedicated to gastroenterology procedures, has opened in Wallingford. The center, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut GI and MidState Gastroenterology Specialists, offers upper endoscopies and colonoscopies in the new facility. “Patients in need of gastrointestinal procedures will find the best care…

  • What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

    January 17, 2019

    A new inpatient rehabilitation unit opened at Hartford Hospital recently. It’s a 26-bed unit that specializes in physical, occupational and speech therapy for patients who have suffered a major illness or injury. Dr. Maria Tsarouhas of the Hartford Hospital In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit has details on what that means.  Q: This unit opened…

  • Windham Hospital Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with “Go Red” Event

    January 17, 2019

    Windham Hospital will “Go Red” for women’s heart health with its annual Girls Night Out event on Feb. 1 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Atrium and Education Center. The event will feature Adventure Bound’s Wild & Crazy Challenge Game Show, integrative therapies, a red wine tasting, shopping, drawings, refreshments…

  • Hartford HealthCare Increases Minimum Hourly Rate to $15

    January 14, 2019

    More than 2,400 employees to benefit from increase, effective March 31 Hartford HealthCare today (Monday, 1/14) announced it will increase its minimum hourly rate to $15, effective March 31, 2019. The new pay rate will directly benefit more than 2,400 of Hartford HealthCare’s approximately 20,000 employees throughout Connecticut. These employees…

  • Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care Center Opens in Torrington

    January 14, 2019

    Newly constructed Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care center will replace Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s former urgent care walk-in center, less than a mile away. GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing urgent care companies, together with its partner Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network and an affiliate of…

  • Why Does My Neck Hurt? (It Could Be a Pinched Nerve)

    January 11, 2019

    When is neck pain a serious issue? When it’s a pinched nerve, according to Dr. Joel Bauman, chief of neurosurgery at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: What is a pinched nerve? A: A pinched nerve is when there is an injury, usually in the disk, which…

  • How to Handle the Emotions of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

    January 10, 2019

    This is the second installment of a two-part series on the effects of prostate cancer on relationships. Now that you’ve just been told you have prostate cancer, your urologist can explain every possible way the disease affects the body and what you can do about it. But psychologically, you’re on…

  • Mental Health First Aid: Helping Those Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

    January 10, 2019

    You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First…

  • These Prescription Drugs Can Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

    January 10, 2019

    Long before the opioid overdose epidemic hit the news, alcohol-related deaths were taking nearly 90,000 American lives a year. Despite being the third-leading cause of preventable death in the United States – after tobacco and obesity – alcohol use is often overlooked as an opportunity for life-changing intervention. Decreasing or…

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lung Cancer Surgery: A Closer Look

    January 09, 2019

    Surgery to remove a lobe of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung just before Christmas brought worldwide attention to a disease that is on the rise in the United States. While it’s not known if the 85-year-old justice, who does not have a history of smoking, had lung cancer…


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