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First Screening Mammogram

Dr. Camelia Lawrence took the proverb “physician, heal thyself” quite seriously when she donned a johnny recently and stepped up to a machine in The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) radiology suite in Plainville for her first screening mammogram.

First Screening Mammogram

Dr. Camelia Lawrence took the proverb “physician, heal thyself” quite seriously when she donned a johnny recently and stepped up to a machine in The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) radiology suite in Plainville for her first screening mammogram.

A ‘Bit of Anxiety’ Over This Physician’s First Mammogram, at 40

Dr. Camelia Lawrence took the proverb “physician, heal thyself” quite seriously when she donned a johnny recently and stepped up to a machine in The Hospital of Central Connecticut radiology suite in Plainville recently for her first screening mammogram. She just turned 40 and, as director of breast surgery for [...]

Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer [...]

7 Tips to Help You Choose an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chronic pain from joint or musculoskeletal injuries can be draining, but for eligible patients orthopaedic surgery may bring relief. With so many types of doctors, procedures, technology and facilities, identifying the right surgeon can be overwhelming. “Patients have a variety of options when selecting their orthopaedic surgeon,” says Dr. Aaron [...]

Here’s What’s in Your Flu Vaccine: Will It Work This Season?

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were sunning ourselves at Hammonasset Beach? Maybe it only feels that way, but now it’s officially fall and we only care about one thing — the coming flu season. Predicting the severity of a flu season isn’t like predicting which team will win more football [...]

Assessing the Hereditary Risk of Cancer

A new hereditary cancer risk assessment program is helping identify specific cancers in women and men across Connecticut. Hartford HealthCare nurse practitioner Meghan Burgess explains the importance of this program. Q: Why is it so important to have this type of assessment program? A: We’re identifying women at risk for [...]

New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically [...]


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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

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, [...]

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Writing and Healing for Cancer Survivors

Please join us for a guided meditation and writing in a setting that offers support and a safe place to explore and share feelings. No [...]

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Pilates for Cancer Survivors

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