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More Rides for an Avid Bicyclist

The diagnosis of Stage 4 prostate cancer seemed grim for Dr. Ralph Giarnella. But the doctors at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute were not about to give up. The result: More rides for this avid bicyclist.

MidState Medical Center Receives Breastfeeding Award

Baby-Friendly USA recently re-designated MidState Medical Center as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospital,” said Amy Kelleher, Director of Women and Infant Services at MidState Medical Center. “Our Family Birthing Center team members are committed to creating the best breast-feeding experience to [...]

More Rides for an Avid Bicyclist

At 77, Dr. Ralph Giarnella is an avid bicyclist. He’s traveled just about every back road in Hartford County. He recently finished a fundraising event that required him to ride his bike 100 miles. “For me, riding on the bike is sort of like free time, liberation,” said Dr. Giarnella. [...]

Dr. Patricia DeFusco to Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program

Dr. Patricia DeFusco (left) with Dr. April Duckworth at the recent Pink Party in West Hartford. Dr. Patricia DeFusco, affiliated with the Hartford Hospital Division of Medical Oncology since 1986, was recently named the first director of the Breast Program for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Her experience – and [...]

The Mammogram: Demystified

Download this free informational resource to help you understand breast cancer and the procedures and treatments available to you at Connecticut’s largest breast program. Since the 1980’s, the mammogram has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 30%. Though it saves lives, this simple, 10-minute screening has a serious public [...]

Is My Foot Pain Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis?

Is that a rock in my shoe? Overuse injuries can cause heel and foot pain. Weekend warriors, aerobics enthusiasts and even folks who are just getting back into exercise are no strangers to pains and strains. When it comes to foot pain, there are two common issues: Pain in the [...]

This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare [...]


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Monday, Nov 19, 2018, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Healthy Steps Lebed Method for Cancer Survivors

This is an effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer. Wear comfortable [...]

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Yoga for Cancer Survivors

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