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  • A Bariatric Surgeon’s Guide to Holiday Eating

    November 28, 2017

    The holidays are a special time to enjoy the company of family and friends – and that often means sharing meals together. Holiday gatherings centered around food can create unique challenges for people who are trying to follow strict diets or lose weight, especially because it’s easy to go overboard…

  • New Study Finds Possible Link between Screen Time and Teen Depression

    November 28, 2017

    A new study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science shows a possible correlation between increased symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts in teens who spend more than three hours a day online, on cell phones or playing video games.  Symptoms were particularly prevalent among girls, the survey reports. The…

  • PODCAST: Can ‘Big Data’ Save Your Life?

    November 24, 2017

    Is the future of medicine based in big data? That’s the topic up for discussion as hosts Elliot Joseph and Rebecca Stewart welcome MIT’s Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas as their guest in the latest Connect To Healthier: HealthCare Matters podcast. Dr. Bertsimas is an international expert in “big data,” and a…

  • Healthy Holiday Eating

    November 22, 2017

    You may have worked hard all year in building and tweaking that perfect diet, only now to be swept into a tunnel of temptation during the holiday season. How can you stay on track despite the holidays? What I tell people is that during the holiday season enjoy it,” said obesity medicine specialist…

  • HHC’s New “Mission Control” Gets Patients to the Right Place at the Right Time

    November 21, 2017

    In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from…

  • Deep Brain Stimulation And Other Heady Topics As Discussed By A Neurosurgeon

    November 21, 2017

    Patients with Parkinson’s disease whose symptoms can’t be controlled with medication may be a candidates for a surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS clinic at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. He discusses the procedure, and takes on a couple of…

  • Dry Needling For Pain Relief: The New Trend In Physical Therapy

    November 21, 2017

    “Dry needling” is one of the new and alternative therapies making its way into the practice of physical therapy Dry needling uses acupuncture needles to relieve muscle pain. The term “dry” refers to the fact that there is no medication in or on the needles themselves. Physical therapist Matt Reynolds…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging receives Social Accountability Award

    November 21, 2017

    SOUTHINGTON – Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging recently received the Social Accountability Award of Excellence from LeadingAge Connecticut in recognition of the Center’s work helping seniors and families/caregivers navigate Connecticut’s healthcare system. The award was presented on Oct. 24 during the LeadingAge Connecticut Annual Meeting held at the Aqua…

  • What’s Wrong (and Right) with ’13 Reasons Why’

    November 20, 2017

    Episode screening, discussion to be held Nov. 29 at NFA NORWICH – With a sequel to the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” on the horizon, the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network will hold a town hall discussion on Nov. 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Norwich Free Academy’s Slater Auditorium,…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Constitution Surgery Open Ambulatory Care Center

    November 20, 2017

    WATERFORD–Hartford HealthCare and the Constitution Surgery Alliance celebrated the opening of Constitution Surgery Center East Thursday with a ribbon-cutting at the brand new, state-of-the-art facility that will offer outpatient surgery options for patients right in their community. The Center, which will officially open for procedures next week, will be utilized…


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