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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.

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 [...]

Is it the Flu, or Something Else?

Flu season has arrived. But if you start to feel a little under the weather, how would you know if it’s the flu or a nasty cold? Colds and the flu can have similar symptoms; sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest discomfort, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, and fever [...]

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 [...]


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Monday, Jan 27, 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. [...]

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

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. [...]

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020, 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, [...]


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