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Wounds, lacerations, minor burns
Sprains, fractures, dislocations
Insect bites, allergic reactions
Abscess, boils
Dehydration, nausea, diarrhea
Upper respiratory infections
Fever, cough, cold, flu
Migraines, headaches
Bronchitis, asthma attacks
Ear infections, earaches
Corneal abrasions, Pink Eye
Urinary tract infections

Go to the ER for...

Loss of Consciousness
Fainting, Sudden Dizziness or Weakness
Changes in Vision
Trouble Walking
Severe Shortness of Breath
Severe and Sudden Onset of Pain
Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
Head Injury
Major Bone Break
Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
Chest Pain

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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.

Forward Triage: This is Social Distancing in Hartford Hospital Emergency Department

Only two weeks ago, a team of doctors, nurses and members of the facilities and operations teams gathered to design and activate a forward triage unit at Hartford Hospital. In this space, patients can be screened and evaluated for COVID-19 before entering the hospital. When the unit opened to patients [...]

How Are We Doing? Google Report, Tracking Movements, Measures State’s Social Distancing

Google is watching, always, but maybe people won’t mind so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant, in an effort to aid public health officials, just released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report that used location data that track people’s movements to assess state and local adherence to social-distancing measures. [...]

Hartford HealthCare Now Treating Some COVID-19 Patients with Anti-Malaria Drugs

Physicians with Hartford HealthCare have joined others around the country in using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat some hospitalized patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the medications, which were developed for use against malaria and have been used [...]

New COVID-19 Phenomenon: Discarded Vinyl Gloves in Parking Lots

If you’ve been to a local grocery store or “essential’ retailer during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably seen a parking lot littered by shoppers with protective gloves. Yes, people are concerned about placing possibly contaminated gloves in their car. But let’s not get carried away. Most stores have outdoor trash [...]

Stay-at-Home Cooking: The FDA’s Four Steps To Food Safety

Editor’s note: Here’s a reminder to remain vigilant about foodborne illness during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people prepare food in their home. Follow these guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. By Food and Drug Administration The food supply in the United States is among the safest in [...]

Cover Your Face in Public Now During COVID-19? Here’s the DIY Mask.

Not too long ago, the nation’s top medical experts were discouraging the use of N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic by anyone other than medical personnel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization each said only people with COVID-19 and those caring for them should [...]


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group (MidState Medical Center Program)

Open to surgical weight loss patients both before and after surgery. Program provides presentations on topics related to nutrition, [...]

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Please join us for an exercise class for cancer survivors. Pilates provides a gentle re-introduction to exercise. MUST HAVE PHYSICIANS NOTE

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Pre-Op Joint Replacement Class

This class is designed for candidates preparing for hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery.


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