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  • New Study Shows Safety in Taking Blood Thinners Before Eye Surgery

    June 17, 2019

    Up until recently, doctors had no idea if people who needed eye surgery but were on blood thinners could continue taking their medication safely prior to their procedure. Many patients receive a nerve block on their eye and it was unclear if patients needed to stop taking them before receiving…

  • TCAR Procedure Lowers Stroke Risk for Carotid Artery Disease Patients

    June 17, 2019

    A narrowed carotid artery is typically treated with a carotid endarterectomy, which enables doctors to  open or clean the artery and reduce the risk of stroke. If the blockage is higher up in the neck than the usual patient with carotid disease, however, the risk of stroke during the procedure…

  • Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute to Host PTSD Program

    June 17, 2019

    In honor of National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day, the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be hosting a series of free programs designed to help those dealing with the disorder on June 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Center for Musculoskeletal Health. PTSD is a…

  • Two Sides to Trauma at Hartford Hospital: Treating It, Preventing It

    June 17, 2019

    The Injury Prevention Center at Hartford Hospital offers programs that help reduce the incidence of injury and trauma through education and behavior modification. In cases of trauma, Hartford Hospital offers the region’s first level-one trauma center and is expanding in both clinical expertise and research. Christa Green, a clinical research associate…

  • More Screen Time? It’s Now Part of Teens’ Mental Health Treatment

    June 14, 2019

    By Dr. Paul Weigle Psychiatrist, Natchaug Hospital Contrary to what you may think, video games, social media and related digital technology can actually improve the mental health of our younger generation. This is not to say Little Johnny should be allowed to lock himself in the basement and play Fortnite around…

  • HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 14, 2019

    In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the…

  • Men’s Health Month: Let’s Talk About Your Enlarged Prostate

    June 13, 2019

    By Paul Pyo, MD Urologist, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s a good time to reflect on how we are taking care of ourselves. We can exercise, eat right and get enough sleep to stay healthy. However, there are some conditions that aren’t preventable, but…

  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…


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