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  • Why Put Vascular Disease on Your Radar? Ask This Vascular Surgeon

    August 20, 2019

    Most people never have to worry about vascular disease. But everyone should know about it because vascular disease can affect up to 25 percent of people as they age. What happens when we age? A number of changes can take place within our arteries and veins. Some people develop blockages,…

  • Popliteal Entrapment: Freak Football Injury Almost Cost Glastonbury Athlete His Leg

    August 19, 2019

    The athlete: Gary Kazanjian of Glastonbury, a football player at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The injury: “My leg got crushed in between two people and my foot kind of fell asleep,” he says of the 2017 injury. “I didn’t really know what it was.” The symptoms: After two weeks…

  • How to Prepare for a Stress Test

    August 19, 2019

    An exercise electrocardiogram, better known as a stress test, will give your Heart & Vascular Institute doctor important information about how you heart responds when pushed to its limit during physical exertion. The test is performed as you exercise on a treadmill while hooked up to an electrocardiogram, or EKG, machine….

  • Dr. Elena Bortan Joins Ayer Neuroscience Institute

    August 17, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute announced the appointment of Dr. Elena Bortan, a movement disorders specialist, to its team. Dr. Bortan comes to Hartford HealthCare from Middlesex Hospital, where she has worked for almost a decade. She earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy…

  • Guy Talk: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate and Urination

    August 15, 2019

    If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, it could be a sign of other health concerns. “Young men often avoid doctors because they feel invincible,” says Tallwood Men’s Health urologist Dr. John Griffith. “It’s a habit that grows stronger with age, and as older men start to face health challenges that…

  • State Approves Hartford HealthCare’s Acquisition of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    August 15, 2019

    The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has approved Hartford HealthCare’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations. Obtaining the state’s approval of the Certificate of Need application was a key regulatory step and allows St. Vincent’s to become part…

  • Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    August 15, 2019

    NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at…

  • Heart-Healthy Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

    August 14, 2019

    Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon…

  • How the Right Footwear Gets the Sports Season Off on the Right Foot

    August 14, 2019

    It’s back-to-school time, which also means it’s back-to-sports time for student athletes. For those heading back out onto the field, court or gym, new athletic footwear are part of every back-to-school shopping list. The proper type and fit of your athletic shoes can make a big difference in injury prevention…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…


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