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  • Ayer Neuroscience Institute Offers Free Webinar on Deep-Brain Stimulation

    August 17, 2020

    One of the most effective treatments for the involuntary muscle movements brought on by such musculoskeletal conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia is a procedure called deep-brain stimulation (DBS), in which a special device is implanted in the patient’s brain and providers send electronic signals that stop the…

  • Update: Mosquitoes in Connecticut Test Positive for EEE, West Nile Virus

    August 13, 2020

    It’s still COVID-19 season, but now it’s also Eastern equine encephalitis season after mosquitoes trapped in Stonington tested positive for the…

  • Why is ‘Orthocoronavirinae’ a Hot Google Search?

    August 12, 2020

    People in Cornwall, Lebanon, Franklin, Bozrah, East Lyme and throughout Connecticut are joining other Google searchers around the country looking for information on orthocoronavirinae. In the past week, Google searches in the state for orthocoronavirinae are more than seven times more popular that searches for COVID-19. It’s not Spelling Bee season, so…

  • Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

    August 11, 2020

    A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection…

  • Masks Save Lives: Duke Study Confirms Which Ones Work Best

    August 11, 2020

    Of all the mask studies, the latest by Duke University researchers affirming the fitted N95 as king in the fight against COVID-19, the most important remains the study of all studies by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The IHME, a research center that has provided…

  • Five Ways to Get Sick, Besides COVID-19, From Poor Hand Hygiene

    August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 is powerful motivation to wash your hands frequently. But any germaphobe knows thousands of germs can lurk on the…

  • A COVID-19 Back-to-School Guide . . . for Parents

    August 10, 2020

    This is the time of year when parents and kids usually start thinking about going back to school and making shopping lists for new clothes, backpacks and supplies. But this isn’t a usual school year, as school districts and parents struggle to decide what school will look like during COVID-19….

  • Think You Know Your Portable Generator? Take This Test

    August 06, 2020

    A portable generator solves your most immediate Isaias-related problem, an agonizing power outage that could last days in some parts of Connecticut, as long as you know what you’re doing. Test your generator knowledge: Q. Which creates more carbon monoxide, a portable generator or a car’s exhaust? A. A single…

  • How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

    August 04, 2020

    We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook…

  • Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

    July 31, 2020

    With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and…


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