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Purdue Pharma Drops Opioid Promotions

Oxycontin producer Purdue Pharma has agreed not to market opioids to doctors. That's a major change in how these drugs are promoted - and a welcome one, according to Hartford HealthCare's Dr. J. Craig Allen

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 [...]

Obesity Summit, With its Focus On Research, a First for State

MASHANTUCKET — More than 20 nurses, surgeons, physicians and other health providers from Hartford HealthCare attended the first Obesity Summit Jan. 25-26 presented by the Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CT-ASMBS) at Foxwoods Casino. The conference, the first of its type in Connecticut, [...]

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head [...]

Super Health Tips for the Big Game

Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens to watch the New England Patriots square off against the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs, and lament the fact that the Monday after [...]


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