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  • 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…

  • Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

    September 03, 2019

    Dr. Carrie Carsello Hospital of Central Connecticut If you are like me, summer is a time for recreational activities, family barbecues and fun in the sun. The season can be a departure from the day-to-day routines and obligations that demand our attention. But the lazy days of summer are nearly…

  • Sepsis: A Minor Infection Becomes Deadly

    September 01, 2019

    Sepsis can kill anyone. Boxer Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Muppets creator Jim Henson are among the people who have died from complications related to sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection that causes tissue damage, organ failure and, in these severe cases, death. Sepsis is often referred…

  • Parkinson’s and the Benefits of Biking (Ride to Wellness is Sept. 21!)

    August 20, 2019

    Editor’s note: On Saturday, Sept. 21, Hartford HealthCare is sponsoring Ride to Wellness, a free bike ride with 10- and 25-mile routes through scenic Cheshire. The ride starts and ends at the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire. For more information on the Ride to Wellness, click…

  • 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’…

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