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  • How Childbirth Can Lead to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    February 21, 2019

    In a perfect world, things stay where they’re supposed to stay and perform the way they’re supposed to perform. There’s nothing perfect, however, about the way childbirth stretches and tears the ligaments in a woman’s pelvis that hold up her internal organs. When they are worn out, the uterus, bladder…

  • New Treatment for Men Diagnosed with Enlarged Prostate

    February 13, 2019

    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is known more commonly as an enlarged prostate – and there’s a new treatment option for men who have been given this diagnosis. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute urologist Dr. Abram D’Amato has details. Q: What is an enlarged prostate? A: An enlarged prostate is…

  • Dr. Roy Hitt of Winsted Joins Hartford HealthCare

    February 06, 2019

    Dr. Roy Hitt’s Internal Medicine practice has joined the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and will continue to see patients at his office at The Winsted Medical Center at  115 Spencer Street in Winsted. “I am pleased to now be a part of the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and look forward…

  • Being Rxesponsible When it Comes to Disposing of Old Prescription Medications

    January 31, 2019

    Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation’s opioid crisis.  Q: You see what…

  • Dr. José Orellana joins Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington

    January 23, 2019

    Primary care physician José R. Orellana, MD, MBA has joined the team at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington. Dr. Orellana is well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, with particular interests in thyroid disease, colon cancer prevention, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is…

  • Why Does My Neck Hurt? (It Could Be a Pinched Nerve)

    January 11, 2019

    When is neck pain a serious issue? When it’s a pinched nerve, according to Dr. Joel Bauman, chief of neurosurgery at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: What is a pinched nerve? A: A pinched nerve is when there is an injury, usually in the disk, which…

  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • A Fresh Look at the Survivorship Phase of Endometrial Cancer

    January 03, 2019

    By Maureen Bracco, APRN, and Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the United States.  For 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 63,230 new cases of endometrial cancer diagnosed and about 11,350 women will die from this…

  • Shedding Pounds Safely, Effectively

    December 12, 2018

    Need to know more about your weight loss options? Click here for your free informational guide.  For some, losing weight is a lifelong struggle. But there are ways to safely and effectively get rid of those unwanted pounds, according to obesity medicine specialist Dr. Devika Umashanker with the Hartford HealthCare Medical…

  • Jordan Mission Trip: ‘Never Seen [Medical Conditions] Like This Before’

    December 10, 2018

    The moment Dr. Waseem Chaudhry examined a woman whose veins were protruding, filled with patches of yellow and red bumps because of her high cholesterol he knew he was far, far away from his Hartford office. Dr. Chaudhry, a cardiologist at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, was in…


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