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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

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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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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.

How Patient Liaisons Help Smooth the Way at Hospitals

Being in the hospital can be unsettling, unfamiliar and uncomfortable for many patients. After all, it’s not where they would rather be. To help smooth the way and enhance patient experience, patient liaisons are now on staff at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) in New Britain and Bradley campuses, [...]

Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you [...]

Healthy Family FunFest coming to Aqua Turf Feb. 23

Well-being for the mind, body and spirit will be the focus of the 11th annual Healthy Family FunFest set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street in the Plantsville section of Southington. Healthy Family FunFest, Southington’s most popular health [...]

What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar [...]

Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies — [...]

A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

2020 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Jan. 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2 [...]


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Monday, Feb 24, 2020, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class - Midstate Medical Center

When selecting the Quantity only select quantity of 1, as only the patient should be enrolled. Patient are only allowed to bring 1 guest. [...]

Monday, Feb 24, 2020, 7:00PM - 8:15PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Class size is limited, mats will be available and please wear comfortable [...]

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Spine Surgery: Pre-Op Class

Classes are designed to educate patients on what occurs before, during and after hospitalization. The nurse navigators provide specific [...]


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