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Featured Videos

What it takes to be a part of Life Star

What does it take to become a member of Life Star? We get an inside look at Life Star, the air ambulance service available to all emergency/critical care patients within a 150-mile radius surrounding bases in Hartford, Meriden and Norwich. Between 1,200 and 1,400 patients are transported annually by Life Star.

Hartford Healthcare opening new healthcenter

WTNH highlights our new Healthcenter coming to Cheshire. Abigail Chua, MD, explains the specialty headache centers coming to town.

Stomach Cancer: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

By Dr. Bret Schipper Chief of Surgical Oncology The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center Stomach, or gastric, cancer in the United States is somewhat rare, but it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. According to the American Cancer Society, about 27,500 cases of stomach cancer will [...]

Suffering From Chronic Knee Pain? Cooled Radiofrequency Can Help

For people who suffer with chronic knee pain, an effective, minimally-invasive procedure called Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) could be just the thing to help regain mobility and quality of life. This outpatient procedure helps restore function and comfort to patients who have found little relief with other treatment and allows them [...]

Why Does My Neck Hurt? (It Could Be a Pinched Nerve)

When is neck pain a serious issue? When it’s a pinched nerve, according to Dr. Joel Bauman, chief of neurosurgery at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: What is a pinched nerve? A: A pinched nerve is when there is an injury, usually in the disk, which [...]

Connecticut’s Two Leading Health Systems Partner to Bring New Cancer Treatment to State

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) today announced a plan to work together to bring proton beam therapy — a highly advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer – to Connecticut. HHC and YNHHS will seek approval from the state Office of Health Strategy to move [...]

Mammogram? Let a Women’s Health Coordinator Be Your Guide

Whether it’s a woman’s first or the fifth, having a mammogram can bring a flood of emotions and anxiety. Patients face unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable equipment designed to detect abnormalities in the breast. If a mammogram reveals a cause for concern, many women’s minds race as they wait with uncertainty and [...]

Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St. [...]


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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Bereavement Support Group

This professionally facilitated interfaith group is to assist people in understanding grief as a natural response to los, to allow the [...]

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Session for MidState Medical Center

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about surgical weight loss and a review of procedures offered, risks and benefits of surgery, [...]

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Stroke Support Group

This group provides support, education and light refreshments for stroke survivors and their caregivers/families.

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