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  • Thank You Volunteers

    April 16, 2018

    National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers:…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging specialist certified as dementia practitioner

    April 13, 2018

    Adrianne DeVivo, a dementia specialist with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, was recently designated a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. This credential is the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and dementia education. The goal of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is to…

  • Ron’s Run For The Roses: A Kentucky Derby Party With Purpose

    April 11, 2018

    It’s the best Kentucky Derby party north of the Mason-Dixon line, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause, too. It’s Ron’s Run for the Roses, benefitting the Ron Foley Foundation and the fight against pancreatic cancer. This year Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, serves as…

  • Aggressive Treatment and Bone Marrow Transplant Help MidState Patient Beat Leukemia

    April 11, 2018

    For months Tracy Seguljic hadn’t been feeling well.  She had recently lost her husband to glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer—and believed she was just suffering from exhaustion, brought on by her grief and the months spent caring for her husband and two teenage sons. After experiencing shortness of breath,…

  • The Best (And Worst) Mood-Altering Food

    April 09, 2018

    Can what we eat affect more than our waistline? Many times, during our visit to a doctor’s office, we’re told how to eat to keep us physically healthy. For example, a DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet may help lower blood pressure while a low-glycemic diet can help with…

  • A Guide to Life After Cancer

    April 06, 2018

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering a free educational series, “Cancer Transitions, A Guide to Your Life After Cancer,” for cancer survivors. Starting May 10, this educational series will educate patients who have recently completed treatment or who are undergoing hormone therapy on what they can expect in…

  • Student Group’s PSA Does its Part to Curb Opioid Abuse

    April 06, 2018

    A youth group facilitated by Rushford and radio station KC 101 are teaming up to help fight the opioid crisis. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a public service announcement urging adults to properly dispose of their unused and expired prescription medication so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands….

  • Are You at Risk for Stroke?

    April 05, 2018

    Strokes don’t just happen to older people. In 2009, the latest figures a available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old. You are at risk for stroke if you have: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Diabetes….

  • Help for the Homeless: Taking it to the Streets

    April 05, 2018

    Editor’s note: Hartford HealthCare Senior Communications Specialist Steve Coates recently spent time embedded with Rushford staff members whose jobs include documenting and helping the homeless. Here is their story: Tim Washington couldn’t sleep. It was the coldest night of the year, and Washington, a case manager for Rushford’s Homeless Outreach Program,…

  • A New Procedure for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

    April 05, 2018

    A new procedure for patients with esophageal cancer is offering promising results. Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, was the first in Connecticut to perform a robotic esophagectomy. Q. What are some symptoms of esophageal cancer? What causes this type of cancer? A. Some of…


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