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  • 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…

  • Year One: A Time of Growth and Accomplishment at Bone & Joint Institute

    February 08, 2018

    The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital recently celebrated its first full year of operation. Physician-in-chief Dr. Courtland Lewis talks about a year of growth and accomplishment.  Q. Tell us about the growth of the Bone & Joint Institute in its first year.  A.  Opening a brand new…

  • What Do Winter Olympics, NE Ski Slopes Have in Common? These Injuries.

    February 07, 2018

    By Kevin Hunt The medal count at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics begins this weekend. So does the injury count. At the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, medical staff reported 391 injuries among the 2,780 athletes from 88 countries. That’s more injuries than medals (294). The 14 percent injury rate — 14…

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Q&A With Exercise Physiologist

    February 07, 2018

    Editor’s note: Amanda Zaleski, an exercise physiologist with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute’s Department of Preventive Cardiology,  led an early morning “Walk and Talk” at Westfarms mall Feb. 2 to celebrate National Heart Month. Walkers learned about the new blood pressure guidelines, watched a CPR demonstration and received…

  • HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

    February 07, 2018

    For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head…

  • The Heart of a Runner

    February 05, 2018

    It’s a life on the run for Larry Allen, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Larry’s dedication to the sport of long distance running earned him a coveted spot in the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Yet as he rose the ranks, he always kept pace with another…

  • Infusion Center Makes Debut in Windham

    February 05, 2018

    Windham Hospital recently announced the opening of the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Oncology and Infusion Center at 5 Founders St. The new facility, which features towering windows facing a serene woodland area, was funded through efforts of the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital and the generosity of David and…

  • Convergence of Flu Season, IV Shortage ‘Matter of Life and Death’

    February 02, 2018

    The flu season has made the recent IV bag shortage a matter of life and death, according to Senator Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Blumenthal spoke at Hartford Hospital during a press conference to bring attention to the converging events. “The saline solution shortage is a chronic one,” Sen. Blumenthal said, “but…

  • It’s Super-Caloric Sunday: Fun Facts About Super Bowl LII

    February 01, 2018

    Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens Sunday to watch the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs and lament the fact that the Monday after the…


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