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  • Why More Young Women are Having Heart Attacks

    June 24, 2019

    As more and more young women – particularly of color – experience high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, they are having heart attacks at an alarming rate. According to a study in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, the number of acute myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks, in…

  • Hartford Hospital Recertified as Comprehensive Stroke Center

    June 24, 2019

    Last month Hartford Hospital earned recertification from the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Hartford Hospital was originally certified in 2013. This is our third recertification. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to…

  • Cluster Headaches: A Pain This Time of Year

    June 24, 2019

    By Dr. Abigail Chua, DO Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Spring has turned to summer, flowers are in bloom and life takes a slower, more carefree pace. Until you suffer one of the worst headaches you’ve ever experienced, and it just won’t…

  • Program Spreads Hope, Health and Healing for Abused Children and Teens

    June 24, 2019

    The eighth grader knew she needed to tell someone. She turned to her school guidance counselor and revealed her uncle had touched her inappropriately the night before. How could she go home? Several blocks away, a teen-aged girl was sexually assaulted by a former boyfriend. Traumatized, she would later tell…

  • Connecticut Hospital Association Honors Three HHC HealthCare Heroes

    June 21, 2019

    One Healthcare Hero rescued a paralyzed man and his wife from flood waters, two parlayed personal heartbreaks into better care for patients, three traveled overseas to bring medical services and healthcare knowledge to the underserved, and an entire hospital became heroes during a tragic incident.  These are just some of the stories…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s David A. Whitehead Named Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion

    June 21, 2019

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHA recognized David A. Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Hartford HealthCare, as Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion at CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019. As the 2019 Grassroots Champion, Mr. Whitehead is being recognized for his exceptional…

  • Detox Teas: Are They Really Healthy?

    June 20, 2019

    The so-called “detox teas” creating a buzz on social media may not be healthy after all, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who spoke at a press conference June 17 at Hartford Hospital. Many of these teas, sold under a variety of names, claim to promote weight loss and a…

  • Get a Golf Swing Analysis at Travelers’ Sports Zone

    June 19, 2019

    Visitors to this week’s Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell are invited to stop at the Hartford HealthCare Sports Zone, located between the 15th tee and 16th green. it’s a great place to take watch from elevated stadium seating in a climate-controlled tent. Dr. Antonio Fernandez, a Hartford HealthCare sports cardiologist,…

  • Going to the Travelers? Stop by HHC’s SportsZone

    June 19, 2019

    If you’re going to the Traveler’s Championship be sure to stop by the HHC-sponsored SportsZone, a large tent between the 15th and 16th green. Meet HHC orthopedic and cardiovascular specialists, ask questions and take a chance on raffle drawings and prize giveaways. The Travelers Championship is June 17-23, at TPC…

  • ART for Healing: Coping With Cancer Through Artistic Expression

    June 18, 2019

    When coping with a chronic illness such as cancer, patients and their caregivers can experience a range of complex emotions. Expressive arts and other forms of integrative medicine can be an important resource for people to learn coping strategies, express their feelings and help process experiences during early diagnosis, treatment and…


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