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  • Parents: How To Explain Hollywood Sex Scandal To Your Kids

    November 15, 2017

    Talking about sex with your own kids is never easy. Talking with them about the accusations of sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K. or U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and others can be downright intimidating. But it’s an opportunity – another in the many “teachable” moments…

  • What New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You

    November 14, 2017

    The number of Americans with high blood pressure increased dramatically Nov. 13 when the American Heart Association, the American College Cardiology and nine other groups released a new guideline on hypertension. The standard, the first change in 14 years, is now 130/80 mm Hg, down from the guideline established in…

  • Rethinking Stroke: DAWN Trial Expands Treatment Window

    November 14, 2017

    A groundbreaking new study is helping hospitals and health systems around the world establish protocols that increase the time window of treatment for patients who have had an ischemic stroke, greatly reducing disability and improving outcomes. Results from the DAWN stroke trial released in the New England Journal of Medicine this…

  • Forget The Meds: Now He Zaps Away Back Pain

    November 12, 2017

    For Dan Ivey, life is once again in full bloom. “I love this job. I want to be able to do it until I’m 75 years old,” he said of his job as church caretaker in Old Lyme. But that goal proved nearly impossible after Dan could no longer work…

  • Connecticut Veterans And The Alarming Rate Of Suicide

    November 09, 2017

    Not too long ago, suicide rates for active military members and veterans were lower than those of the general population. Yet the military (active and veterans) now represents 20 percent of all suicides in the United States after a doubling of suicide rates between 2001 and 2009. Veterans Day, a national…

  • Restoring Sight With A Beam Of Light

    November 09, 2017

    Laser eye surgery has certainly come a long way over the years with new and improved lasers, such as the Femtosecond laser, which is used to treat cataracts. Dr. Peter Shriver is an ophthalmologist at Hartford Hospital’s Eye Surgery Center.  Q: What is this Femtosecond laser? A: It’s a laser…

  • What’s A Clinical Neuropsychiatrist? Meet The Only One In The State

    November 08, 2017

    Long before he entered medical school, Dr. Joe Trettel says he was fascinated by the brain, and in particular, its ability to produce cognition and behavior. “Very early on I developed a passion and curiosity that lead me to become a basic neuroscientist, trying to understand the connection between the brain,…

  • GoHealth Urgent Care Opens In Southington

    November 06, 2017

    Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and oversize examination rooms? C’mon in. But not for long: You won’t spend…

  • Changing Your (Body) Clock

    November 03, 2017

    Every six months, Americans (except those residing in Arizona and Hawaii) fumble through the ritual of adjusting their timepieces to mark either the start or the finish of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Though it has become infinitely easier to make the change now that most computers and smart phone clocks…

  • Study: Political Turmoil Pushes Americans To Record Stress Levels

    November 03, 2017

    If watching cable news shows and reading your Twitter feed has you a bit stressed-out these days, you’re not alone. A new study by the American Psychological Association (APA) says nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of our nation is a very or somewhat significant source of…

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