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  • How a Vietnamese Woman with Back Pain Ends Up at Bone & Joint Institute

    April 15, 2019

    A Vietnamese woman with back pain diagnosed in her home country as a muscle strain gets spinal fusion fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute after her brother, who lives in this area, also researched doctors in New York and Boston. For more information on Spine Services…

  • Watch Your Step: It’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s May 10

    April 15, 2019

    They’re doctors, administrators, corporate organizers – and now they’re dancers as part of the second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “I’m no dancer – I’m not even sure I have rhythm!,” said Donna Handley, president…

  • Warning Signs of Suicide: How You Can Possibly Save a Life

    April 15, 2019

    This column originally appeared in The CT Mirror. By Dr. James O’Dea Vice President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network In just a matter of days, two survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting and the father of a first-grade girl killed in the Sandy Hook massacre took his own life. With…

  • Windham Gets Advanced Hip and Knee Certification

    April 15, 2019

    Windham Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care….

  • The Amazing Psychology of Your ‘Gut Bugs’

    April 11, 2019

    “Go with your gut” now has some science behind it. New research suggest that the gut microbiome, made up of millions of microorganisms that live in the human digestive system, do more than just digest and absorb nutrients  — they may influence your mood, behavior and preferences. These “gut bugs”…

  • Parkinson’s and Psychosis: For Many, A Symptom of the Disease

    April 11, 2019

    Psychosis is a non-motor symptom of more than half of people with Parkinson’s disease. But there are ways to treat it. What is Psychosis? More than half of all patients with Parkinson’s disease eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease. Find out what Parkinson’s patients can do about…

  • Hartford Hospital Celebrates 1,000th ‘TAVR’ Procedure

    April 11, 2019

    Method Helps Patients with Aortic Valve Disease On April 5, Hartford Hospital’s structural heart team celebrated its 1,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an achievement reached in January of this year. “It is an honor to celebrate this achievement with our teams and the entire Heart & Vascular Institute,” said…

  • What Puts You at Risk for a Miscarriage?

    April 10, 2019

    Learn more about miscarriages from Dr. Peter Beller of Hartford Hospital: For more information on Childbirth and Pregnancy Services at Hartford Hospital, click here.

  • Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

    April 10, 2019

    As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute…

  • Measles, and Skepticism of Vaccines, are Back. What’s True (or False)?

    April 10, 2019

    Measles, essentially vanquished by immunization from the United States by 2000, has returned with outbreaks in 15 states and 97 other countries. In the latest sign that the disease is becoming a growing health hazard, New York City declared a public emergency as it called for mandatory vaccinations in four…


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