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  • Assessing the Hereditary Risk of Cancer

    September 21, 2018

    A new hereditary cancer risk assessment program is helping identify specific cancers in women and men across Connecticut. Hartford HealthCare nurse practitioner Meghan Burgess explains the importance of this program. Q: Why is it so important to have this type of assessment program? A: We’re identifying women at risk for…

  • Southington Community YMCA presents Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare

    September 07, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. To address the problem locally, the Southington Community YMCA is launching the free 12-week Diabetes Prevention Program in…

  • Spreading Hope in the World, One Dress at a Time

    September 04, 2018

    By making dresses to donate to girls on another continent, Betsy Humiston is paying it forward, despite her own fight for life since she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer nearly five years ago. “When I’m making these dresses I think about these little girls in Africa and how I just…

  • This Procedure Hides Scars in Certain Breast Surgeries

    September 04, 2018

    A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with scars from a mastectomy or lumpectomy a constant reminder of the disease. But today, women have options. A procedure known as hidden-scar surgery is as effective as a mastectomy or lumpectomy, but doesn’t leave lasting scars.  The surgery does not change the…

  • When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

    August 20, 2018

    As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood…

  • Zero Suicide: A Push for Timely Care for People at Risk

    August 15, 2018

    Suicide prevention is a topic that’s very close to Patricia Hayward-Paige’s heart. The Natchaug pharmacy technician lost a close friend to suicide nearly 20 years ago. “She made an attempt and was unsuccessful,” says Hayward-Paige. “I was able to get her to a hospital and get her some help. She moved back…

  • The Making of a Kidney Stone (And How to Avoid It)

    July 19, 2018

    Staying hydrated during the warm summer months is key for many reasons. But one reason you may not know: Drinking plenty of fluids can prevent kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard deposits of crystalized salt and minerals that form in your kidney. When urine contains more crystal-forming substances than fluids,…

  • New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

    July 17, 2018

    Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically…

  • Men: Cancer Screenings You’ll Need, By Age

    July 16, 2018

    Worried about cancer? Click here to get a call back from one of our cancer experts.  When it comes to cancer, the best defense is often an offense in the form of routine screenings, especially since many cancers grow long before you’ll experience or recognize a symptom. Screenings can include bloodwork, diagnostic…

  • For Top-Notch Vascular Services Close to Home: The Hospital of Central Connecticut

    July 12, 2018

    From experienced staff to the latest technology, The Hospital of Central Connecticut is ready to provide top-notch care to patients with complex vascular problems. “The level of expertise on our team is the best it can be,” said vascular surgeon Dr. Robert Napoletano, “Everyone has a great deal of experience in…

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