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A Unique Approach to Orthopaedics

It's a hospital within a hospital: The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Surgeon Dr. Chris Lynch explains how it came to be.

Facebook LIVE: Touring the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute

Dr. Chris Lynch takes News 8 on a tour of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center.

LIFE STAR Goes Out of State: Third Helicopter Added to Fleet

The new LIFE STAR helicopter, based at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Mass., already has more than 40 flights since being commissioned in November as the only air ambulance service in western Massachusetts. Other LIFE STAR helicopters are based at MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Backus Hospital in Norwich, with [...]

Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule for Daylight Saving Time

Spring is almost here and that means daylight saving time is right around the corner! That luxurious extra hour of sunlight means one less hour of sleep at the time change, but do we really need to adjust our sleep schedule to prepare for March 10? Dr. Susan Rubman, insomnia [...]

Hartford HealthCare, Tufts to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in State

Hartford HealthCare today announced it is forming a health insurance company with Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts to provide Connecticut residents eligible for Medicare with cost-effective Medicare Advantage plans. The joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut Inc., anticipates joining the state’s Medicare Advantage health insurance market Jan. 1, 2019, pending regulatory [...]

How Small Cuts Can Lead to Big Health Problems

Some of the most serious medical issues I’ve treated in my 20 years as a surgeon started as tiny cuts on a heel or toe. This is especially true for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high cholesterol — a small abrasion can quickly turn into a [...]

Healthy Family FunFest in Southington Feb. 25

The ninth annual Healthy Family FunFest, with more than 100 exhibitors promoting a healthy lifestyle, will take place Feb. 25  from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The FunFest, hosted by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, has something [...]

Dr. Richard Diana: The Parent’s Guide to Training Young Athletes

As many as 2 million injuries happen to young student athletes every year, leading them to more than 500,000 different kinds of doctor’s appointments. What’s a parent to do?  Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute surgeon Dr. Richard Diana is a former Yale and NFL running back now working on a book to help [...]

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