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  • 5 Common Summer Rashes and How to Prevent Them

    May 21, 2019

    One of the most common causes for a summer visit to the doctor’s office is a rash. Although a sudden outcropping of skin bumps and lumps can be disturbing to anyone, summer rashes are often treated effectively. A rash that appears suddenly and spreads quickly on both sides of the…

  • Not Just for Kids: What it Takes To Be Diagnosed With ADHD as an Adult

    May 21, 2019

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, when correctly diagnosed in children, often lingers into adulthood, but for others it’s only then that it manifests itself for the first time. Michael Stevens, PhD, of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living in Hartford, said ADHD in adults is only slightly less common…

  • Dementia-Friendly Garden Room and Patio Bring Outdoors in at Southington Care Center

    May 21, 2019

    Sitting in the late afternoon sunshine on May 15, Rose Griffin and other Southington Care Center residents were among the guests enjoying the new outdoor patio. They were gathered there to witness the ribbon-cutting for the new garden room and therapeutic outdoor space that was approximately two years in the…

  • The Difference Between Physical and Mental Illness? Discrimination.

    May 21, 2019

    Patricia A. Rehmer President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network When someone is hospitalized with a physical illness like cancer or heart disease, it’s common for friends and neighbors to bring food to that family: casseroles, breads, cookies and more. On the other hand, when an individual is diagnosed with a…

  • 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…


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