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  • Before First-Responders Arrive: How To Stop The Bleeding After An Accident Or Shooting

    March 11, 2018

    Some survivors of mass-casualty shootings have only minutes to survive. “Most of these shooting events are over in 15 minutes and people can bleed to death within five minutes from these severe injuries,” says Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, director of the Trauma Institute at Hartford Hospital. “Responses to save victims have…

  • GoHealth Urgent Care Centers Opening in Norwich, New London

    March 09, 2018

    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…

  • Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule for Daylight Saving Time

    March 09, 2018

    Spring is almost here and that means daylight saving time is right around the corner! That luxurious extra hour of sunlight means one less hour of sleep at the time change, but do we really need to adjust our sleep schedule to prepare for March 10? Dr. Susan Rubman, insomnia…

  • Kevin Love, the NBA and Depression: Panic Attack vs. Panic Disorder

    March 08, 2018

    On the January night Kevin Love left the Cleveland Cavaliers blowout loss to Oklahoma City citing a “medical issue,” some in the media called Love “soft” and some players even hinted that the five-time All Star quit on his team.  What they didn’t know was that Love was in the…

  • Helping People with Huntington’s Disease

    March 08, 2018

    Huntington’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition without a cure. Dr. Joy Antonelle de Marcaida is Medical Director of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.  Q.  Give us a bit more detail on Huntington’s disease.  A: Huntington’s is a relatively rare hereditary condition characterized…

  • Disruption in Healthcare? It’s Already Here.

    March 06, 2018

    Disruptive forces such as Facebook and Uber and have revolutionized the way we work and live. Now Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and CVS are among the transformative forces in healthcare. Hosts Elliot Joseph and Rebecca Stewart welcome Matthew Weinstock from Modern HealthCare and Rocco Orlando from Hartford HealthCare to talk about…

  • How She Maintains 120-Pound Weight Loss Since Gastric Bypass

    March 05, 2018

    By Margaret DeMarino By age 32, Tammy Ratcliffe weighed 240 pounds and suffered from eight medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure. Overweight most of her life, Ratcliffe remembered being weighed in a nurse’s office in third grade and told she was 120 pounds. “I weighed so much more than everyone,”…

  • A Mother’s (Second) Heart Transplant

    March 04, 2018

    Carey Taylor and her son, Noah, were planning the trip of a lifetime to Greece. It almost didn’t happen. “There wasn’t a lot of hope surrounding her situation,” Noah recalled, referring to his mother’s heart condition: hypertropic cardiomyopathy. This condition causes the walls of the heart to thicken. For Carey,…

  • Study: Computerized Care Plans Help Ease Side Effects for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

    March 01, 2018

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center have released a joint study showing the benefits of personalized, web-based care plans in helping head and neck cancer patients better cope with side effects of treatment. The study tracked 43 patients in Hartford and New York…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Tufts to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in State

    February 28, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare today announced it is forming a health insurance company with Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts to provide Connecticut residents eligible for Medicare with cost-effective Medicare Advantage plans. The joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut Inc., anticipates joining the state’s Medicare Advantage health insurance market Jan. 1, 2019, pending regulatory…

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