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  • Program Offers H.O.P.E to Drug Offenders in Southington

    May 20, 2019

    Michael Gagnon was a typical teenager at Southington High School. Passionate about football, he had a bright future as a nose guard with the Blue Knights varsity team. After being caught with a small amount of marijuana at school, Michael was expelled before he had a chance to play on…

  • How Bone-Building in Youth and Your Diet Can Help Prevent Osteoporosis

    May 20, 2019

    Screening for Osteoporosis Healthwise contributed to this report.  For more information about Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute and osteoporosis, click here.

  • What You Can do About Eyesight as You Age

    May 20, 2019

    As we age our eyesight doesn’t seem to be what it once was, but how do you know when you should see the eye doctor? Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford, a board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon at Hartford Hospital, has some information that can help: Q. How does age really affect your eyesight?…

  • IOL Study, Funded by $1 Million Grant, Focuses on Repeat Suicide Attempts

    May 20, 2019

    Time is precious when someone is admitted to the Institute of Living after attempting suicide, making tailored, effective intervention key to warding off future attempts. That’s the impetus behind a three-year study launching under the direction of Dr. David Tolin, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and Center for Cognitive…

  • Dr. Mohamad Khaled, a Neurosurgeon, Joins Ayer Institute

    May 15, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute announced the appointment of Dr. Mohamad Khaled as a neurosurgeon seeing patients both at Hartford Hospital and in offices in Enfield. “Dr. Khaled’s broad base of expertise enhances the services we already provide to patients suffering from various diseases and tumors of the brain and…

  • When it comes to a stroke, think F.A.S.T.

    May 14, 2019

    By Dr. Timothy Parsons If you or a loved one had a stroke, would you know what to do? May is Stroke Awareness Month and it’s a good time to learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatments for stroke. The more you know, the faster you can respond, and…

  • Connecticut Medicine Devotes Issue to Opioid Crisis

    May 13, 2019

    With opioid overdose the leading cause of death in Connecticut since 2013 for people under 50 years old, what is the medical community doing to fight this public health crisis? In a special edition of Connecticut Medicine called “Finding Hope in the Battle against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,” guest editors…

  • Rebuilding Your Life After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Gerard Fumo Physician Lead, Hartford HealthCare Gastrointestinal Disease Management Team Colorectal cancer, a potentially lethal disease, is one of the most preventable cancers because doctors can remove precancerous growths during a colonoscopy. In part, because of the advances in screening, which leads to detection and removal of early cancers,…

  • Local Chef to Host Bone Healthy Cooking Class at Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute

    May 13, 2019

    Do you remember your parents saying you have to drink your milk for strong bones? Or have you seen your physician and they are worried you might have osteopenia or osteoporosis?  In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness Month the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be offering a cooking class…

  • Innovating Our Way to a Healthy State Economy

    May 13, 2019

    Elliot Joseph Chief Executive Officer Hartford HealthCare Look out, Silicon Valley, here comes the Connecticut River Valley. Seriously. Last month, Bloomberg’s latest U.S. State Innovation Index ranked Connecticut as the fourth most innovative economy. Only California, Massachusetts and Washington ranked ahead. The Bloomberg wizards based this on the presence of…


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