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  • How Your Phone’s Light Radiation Might Damage Your Skin

    February 13, 2018

    It’s hard to do much of anything these days without having a smartphone in our hands. And while some side effects of spending all that time staring at the screen are well-publicized, there are some others you may really not be thinking about – like the possibility of skin damage….

  • Today.com: At Hartford Hospital, a Husband-to-Wife Kidney Transplant

    February 13, 2018

    Today.com, the digital arm of NBC’s “Today” show, recently visited with Teri and John Rexroad of Killingworth after they lost their daughter, who died late last year following a diagnosis of liver failure, and then Teri’s kidney failed … [Sarra’s] parents, Teri and John Rexroad of Killingworth, Connecticut, have barely…

  • Study: Hormonal Birth Control Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

    February 13, 2018

    When it comes to a connection between hormone contraceptives and breast cancer, there seems little for women to worry about, according to a recent study. Dr. Sapna Khubchandani, an oncologist and breast health specialist with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Oncology and Hematology in Waterford, says the study published in the…

  • Windham Hospital to Receive Federal Reimbursements as Medicare Dependent Hospital

    February 13, 2018

    Congressional approval of an extension for the federal Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH) last week means about $3.8 million more in reimbursements for Windham Hospital, the only MDH hospital in the entire state. “Windham Hospital is a critical source of high-quality care for the Windham region,” said Congressman Joe Courtney…

  • How to Choose a Private-Duty Caregiver

    February 13, 2018

    Choosing a caregiver for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming. Here are questions to ask and points to follow when choosing a private-duty caregiver: 1.  Do you need hands-on care? Help around your home? Companionship? If you need hands on care you want to make sure that you…

  • How to Tell if You’ve Crossed the Line From Just Messy to Hoarding

    February 12, 2018

    Your desk has gotten a little messy lately. Stacks of books, dirty mugs and piles of papers seem to be scattered all over the place. Are you just a little messy or could you have hoarding disorder? “If you came to my office, you’d see that I fall in the…

  • Obesity Summit, With its Focus On Research, a First for State

    February 12, 2018

    MASHANTUCKET — More than 20 nurses, surgeons, physicians and other health providers from Hartford HealthCare attended the first Obesity Summit Jan. 25-26 presented by the Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CT-ASMBS) at Foxwoods Casino. The conference, the first of its type in Connecticut,…

  • Parkinson’s: New, App-Controlled Deep Brain Stimulation Technology

    February 12, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare is the first in Connecticut and among the first in New England to offer the most advanced Deep Brain Stimulation technology for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Dr. Patrick Senatus, Neurosurgery Director at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute,…

  • Study: More People Could Benefit From Cardiac Rehab

    February 11, 2018

    Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients lose weight, lower their cholesterol, improve diabetes and reduce anxiety and depression after heart-related illnesses and procedures. So why aren’t people taking advantage of these programs? A new study finds that only 62 percent of people who are referred to cardiac rehab programs are actually using…

  • New Windham Dementia Specialist Helps Bridge Gap for Caregivers

    February 08, 2018

    In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their…


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