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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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Midstate Medical Center & Hospital of Central Connecticut Doctors' Day 2019

We have 4,000 great reasons to celebrate Doctors' Day. On National Doctors' Day, we're thanking the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the doctors who practice at Midstate Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut. midstatemedical.org thocc.org

HHC Stars Gear Up for Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s Event

The second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute will be held May 10, from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Backus and Windham Hospital President, Donna Handley, journaled her experience training with her ballroom [...]

Beyond Heartburn: How to Finally Get Rid of GERD

By Dr. Ken Schwartz General Surgeon, MidState Medical Center While occurrences are rare, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can lead to cancer. With April marking Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, it is a good time to discuss GERD, which is a common disease with potentially serious repercussions. So what is GERD? [...]

New MedTech Accelerator in Hartford To Target Digital Health

Startupbootcamp announced on April 24 the launch of its MedTech Accelerator in Hartford, designed specifically to rapidly scale healthcare-focused technology startups. The MedTech Accelerator has been established to attract new talent and technology to Hartford, and will provide entrepreneurs with the support, resources, and industry and investor connections they need [...]

MidState Medical Center Opens New Breast Care Center

MidState Medical Center is bringing advanced breast care services directly into the community with its new Breast Care Center in Meriden. Opened on February 11, the 2,064 square-foot, 5-exam-room space offers a wide range of services that support every stage of patient treatment. The Breast Care Center is a part [...]

Hartford HealthCare Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctor’s Day

We can’t thank our doctors enough. On National Doctors’ Day, we thank the more than 4,000 doctors within Hartford HealthCare for the exceptional care they provide, each and every day. Their skills, compassion and dedication save lives – and change lives – in more ways than we can count. We [...]

Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More [...]


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Monday, May 20, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Healthy Steps Lebed Method for Cancer Survivors

This is an effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer. Wear comfortable [...]

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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, [...]

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Suffering from back or leg pain?

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