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  • What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

    August 12, 2019

    Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary. “But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though,…

  • Bysiewicz Tours Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Plainville

    August 08, 2019

    Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, toured the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Plainville Aug. 8. Led by Dr. Camelia Lawrence, Director of Breast Surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center, the center’s multidisciplinary team explained how breast care coordination and same-day services provide an exceptional experience…

  • The Facts, and Myths, about Breastfeeding

    August 05, 2019

    By Donna Bielecki, RN, BSN, IBCLC Nourishing an infant is imperative to his or her growth, and breastfeeding is a tried-and-true method to provide the best vitamins and nutrients to babies. But the baby isn’t the only one on the receiving end of breastfeeding benefits. There are many reasons it…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Ride to Wellness Promotes New Health Center Coming to Cheshire

    August 01, 2019

    On a sunny spring morning, men, women and children took to the roads and pedaled in the first ever “Hartford HealthCare Ride to Wellness”, presented by Bike Cheshire. The ride kicked off from the historic town green in Cheshire, where participants were welcomed by Dr. Subramani Seetharama, Chief of Physical…

  • Another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: What You Need to Know

    July 30, 2019

    News item: A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in an Atlanta  hotel killed one person and sickened dozens of others in July, with the hotel still closed a month later. This follows two cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported in mid-July at a Rocky Hill nursing home. What is Legionnaires’…

  • Why We’re Testing Y4C: Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors

    July 22, 2019

    Many cancer patients seek out yoga to provide comfort, relaxation, reduce pain and anxiety. Yoga, the ancient Indian system, incorporates physical exercise and movement with mental and spiritual practice. In the United States, yoga is one of the most common forms of integrative medicine. But not all forms of yoga…

  • How Physical Rehab Can Help Recovery From Lung Cancer      

    July 18, 2019

    By Ruth H. Satterberg Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist Hospital of Central CT Cancer Institute A lung cancer diagnosis can be extremely challenging. Lung cancer, different from breast cancer, often has more complications and challenges to overcome. Evidence shows that physical and occupational therapy can be very helpful at all stages…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Janette Edwards Receives ’40 Under Forty’ Award

    July 12, 2019

    Janette Edwards was named one of Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” award recipients. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. Edwards, 36, is the Vice President of Operations for The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and Southington and MidState Medical…

  • When it Came to a Stroke, Tedy Bruschi Thought F.A.S.T.

    July 05, 2019

    By Dr. Timothy Parsons Chief of Neurology, Hospital of Central Connecticut On July 4, former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke. Because he knew the signs — Bruschi, 46, had a stroke in 2005, only days after the Patriots’ third Super Bowl victory…

  • Summer Safety Checklist: The Cookout, Fireworks and Sun

    June 28, 2019

    If you’re not quite ready for summer, the Fourth of July will hit you on your head with it. Of course, we always think safety first, so here are some tips that should last the season. And if you do get a bump on the your head, a minor cut…


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