The Hospital Of Central Connecticut

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  • 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…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

    October 01, 2019

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history…

  • The Question for Fall: Is it a Cold or Allergies?

    September 30, 2019

    Are your eyes watering yet? If you have seasonal allergies, you already know the fall season is officially here. Ragweed pollen is  an allergy trigger that arrives in Connecticut each spring and lasts until late September, sometimes into October depending on the previous winter’s weather. “It seems as if there…

  • When Hand Sanitizer is Useless Against the Flu

    September 28, 2019

    It’s an icky fact: That elevator button or door knob you just touched? It likely has germs on it. If you want to avoid an illness — especially during flu season, which can last from November through April – then be sure to wash those hands. Do it the right…

  • 50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

    September 24, 2019

    The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus…

  • This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

    September 21, 2019

    By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare…

  • Organ Donors Remembered at HOCC Ceremony for Giving Gift of Life

    September 19, 2019

    “This is how I make ‘Katie memories.’ These are my memories now,” says Pat Kupec as she takes a long look at the banner that bears the image of her daughter, Katie, who died nearly 5 years ago, and was an organ donor. “She passed away at age 32, but…

  • Second EEE Death in State History As More Towns Report Infected Mosquitoes

    September 17, 2019

    The first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis of the season, only the second reported in Connecticut history, has produced a chorus of caution from public health officials, medical professions and local communities. The message: Protect yourself from mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, and limit outdoor activity in the twilight…

  • Why Ovarian Cancer is Difficult to Diagnose

    September 09, 2019

    By Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Director of Gynecologic Oncology The Hospital of Central Connecticut September is ovarian cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to learn more about one of the more difficult cancers to diagnose. While ovarian cancer may not be one of the most common cancers among…


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