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  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

    August 14, 2019

    Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in…

  • Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

    August 13, 2019

    By Marc Levesque, senior resource case manager; Jessica Dakin, geriatric care program manager; and Michelle Wyman, certified dementia specialist, all with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide…

  • What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

    August 12, 2019

    The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is…

  • What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

    August 12, 2019

    Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary. “But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though,…

  • Moms Tell Their Stories at Hartford Hospital’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

    August 08, 2019

    Kim McIntosh knew her son, Teddy, was going to be born a little early, and while she planned to seek help from a lactation support group, a chance meeting with a Hartford Hospital lactation consultant created a relationship that helped her achieve her goal of breastfeeding her son. McIntosh was…

  • 10 Signs of Mental Health Issues in Men

    August 08, 2019

    We know – and joke about – how, generally, men don’t particularly like seeing doctors for physical ailments, but getting them to see a professional for behavioral health issues is nearly impossible. Dr. Alexander Miano, physician psychiatrist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic at Backus Hospital in Norwich, has been at…

  • Let the 10 Percent Rule Help You Prepare for a New Sports Season

    August 08, 2019

    Rest, both physical and emotional, is an important part of any sport. Maintaining a level of fitness during the off-season, however, is both good for the body and can help reduce the risk of injury when the season starts again. Taking a few days to a week off after your…

  • Natchaug Adds Groton To College Student Treatment Program

    August 07, 2019

    Going off to college seems picture-perfect in advertising and university catalogs, but the reality can be much more stressful and even debilitating for some young adults. Many relocate from their parents’ home to a dorm room where loneliness can set in. All must function more independently than ever, with fewer…

  • Recent Study Shows Pregnant Woman are More at Risk for Strokes

    August 07, 2019

    While picking out baby booties and nursery color schemes, mothers-to-be should also be paying attention to the effects their pregnancy is having on their body, some of which could be life-threatening. Dr. Mark Alberts, physician-in-chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford HealthCare, reported out of the recent annual meeting…


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