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  • Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

    August 11, 2020

    A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection…

  • Masks Save Lives: Duke Study Confirms Which Ones Work Best

    August 11, 2020

    Of all the mask studies, the latest by Duke University researchers affirming the fitted N95 as king in the fight against COVID-19, the most important remains the study of all studies by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The IHME, a research center that has provided…

  • Five Ways to Get Sick, Besides COVID-19, From Poor Hand Hygiene

    August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 is powerful motivation to wash your hands frequently. But any germaphobe knows thousands of germs can lurk on the…

  • Think You Know Your Portable Generator? Take This Test

    August 06, 2020

    A portable generator solves your most immediate Isaias-related problem, an agonizing power outage that could last days in some parts of Connecticut, as long as you know what you’re doing. Test your generator knowledge: Q. Which creates more carbon monoxide, a portable generator or a car’s exhaust? A. A single…

  • Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

    July 31, 2020

    With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and…

  • With This Equipment, Mystic HealthCenter Rehab Gives Patients A Leg (Or Arm) Up

    July 28, 2020

    By Elissa Bass Physical therapist Allison Solis is offering instructions and words of encouragement while sitting on the edge of a treadmill in Hartford Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Network facility in its new Mystic HealthCenter. “Bend. Kick. Bend. Kick. Look up! Bend. Kick. Good job.” Both of her hands grasp the right…

  • What is Myocarditis, COVID-Related Heart Condition That Has Sidelined Red Sox Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez?

    July 27, 2020

    Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox’ No. 1 starting pitcher, is out indefinitely with myocarditis, a heart condition now associated with COVID-19 even in patients with no history of heart disease. The Red Sox said this weekend that Rodriquez, 27, would remain inactive temporarily, but medical experts typically recommend people should…

  • Pfizer’s Vaccine on the Way as Connecticut Rewarded by ‘Common-Sense Precautions’

    July 22, 2020

    Vigilance is the key word President and CEO Jeff Flaks uses when describing how Hartford HealthCare – and people across Connecticut – will get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement early Wednesday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses…

  • 10 Medical Conditions Most Likely to Affect Millennials

    July 13, 2020

    So often, people say “it’s an age thing,” but in the case of millennials, poor health may be directly related to their age. According to a 2019 report issued as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association “Health of America” research report series, millennials are less healthy than…

  • Millennial Doctor: Why Millennials Need a Primary Care Physician

    July 10, 2020

    What happens when millennials get their own health insurance plan? Unfortunately, not enough. They’re much less likely than Generation X (born between 1965 and 1979) to have a primary care physician. Dr. Linette Rosario is a primary care physician with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Bridgeport. She’s also a…


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