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  • 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…

  • What Is a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?

    January 08, 2019

    By Deborah Walker, APRN Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine recommended every cancer patient receive an individual survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. This recommendation was developed from a prominent report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which focused…

  • Hospital Security: A Dog’s Perspective

    January 07, 2019

    All across Hartford HealthCare you’ll find safety officers dedicated to ensuring that your experience is the best it can be. But there is one new officer getting a lot of attention. With four paws and a tail, he answers to just one name: Nitro. Nitro is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois….

  • What You Can Do About Heart Rhythm Disturbances

    January 07, 2019

    There have been tremendous advancements recently in the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, also known as cardiac arrhythmias. Physicians who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of these electrical disturbances of the heart are known as cardiac electrophysiologists.  Dr. Mark Marieb, System Director of the Electrophysiology Labs for the…

  • 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…

  • HHC Hospital’s Welcome New Year’s Babies

    January 02, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s hospital’s rang in the new year with some new babies. Take a look at the first babies of 2019 at Backus Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Backus Hospital Lianna Noelle Robin was Backus Hospital’s first baby of 2019,…

  • Bladder Cancer Found On Routine Test. He Chooses Radical Surgery.

    December 26, 2018

    Feeling “great” and not eager to carve out time for his annual physical in 2017, Paul Mikkelson almost didn’t make an appointment. Luckily, he did. The urine sample he gave as part of the routine testing revealed traces of blood. A second sample taken at a later appointment with his…

  • How Men Can Take Charge of Their Health in 2019 (It’s Easy)

    December 24, 2018

    Is it too much to ask a man to care for his health as he would his car? Most men are better at scheduling regular oil changes for their car than regular health checks. “Men are much less likely to go to the doctor if they have something wrong with…

  • Feeling Like Her Old Self After Removal Of Cancerous Bladder

    December 23, 2018

    There’s little worse than feeling ill and getting no answers or having scant options for improvement. “I was being treated, but the symptoms were getting worse,” recalled Jane Feldman, a 62-year-old retiree from Avon about early care for her bladder cancer. “There was increasing amounts of blood in my urine…

  • How Hartford HealthCare Cares for the Community

    December 22, 2018

    People attracted to working in healthcare as a vocation have certain qualities. They’re caring and kind. They are the kind of people who want to make things better for others as a way of life. In this edition of the HealthCare Matters podcast, Elliot Joseph and Rebecca Stewart explore that…


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