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HealthCare Happenings May 2018

Emergency training in action, addiction prevention, homeless outreach and a shout-out to our nurses! It's what's happening at Hartford HealthCare!

Connecticut's Destination Headache Center

A Guatemalan woman's search for headache relief led her to Dr. Brian Grosberg at the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.

Sports Health

At the Bone & Joint Institute our goal is to get you moving, and keep
you moving, no matter your age or activity level.

Advances in Health

Advances in Health with Patricia Rehmer, RN

Recovery coaches help those who come to emergencies rooms get on the path the recovery from alcohol or opioid use. Hartford HealthCare's Pat Rehemer has details.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints. Also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, this is a chronic condition that develops over many years. It primary affects people who are at least middle-aged or older. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis, aside from age, include obesity, previous injury or trauma to the affected joint, and a family history of osteoarthritis.


Summer Prep: Signs of Melanoma (Plus Free Screening at Westfarms)

We love our beach days and warm sunshine, but the sobering fact is that there are more new cases of skin cancer in this country each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. “At particular risk are people with pale skin or who have a family history of [...]

Living with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease: When to Consider Surgery?

By William Sardella, MD Colorectal Surgeon, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group As many as 1.6 million people live with inflammatory bowel diseases. With proper care and treatment, however, they can be well managed, allowing people to live with less symptoms and a better quality of life. What are inflammatory bowel diseases? [...]

PODCAST: Organ Donation

On any given day in the United States, more than 115,000 people are waiting for the lifesaving gift of an organ donation – 1,200 of them here in Connecticut alone. About 4,500 people die every year while waiting for an organ. In this HealthCare Matters podcast, Rebecca Stewart and Elliot [...]

Signs of Acoustic Neuroma Tumor: Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Dizziness

For patients with acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor that develops on the balance nerve at the base of the skull, the waiting can be the hardest part. While it’s estimated that only one in every 100,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with acoustic neuroma each year, the [...]

Can You Get Pregnant Despite Hormonal Disorder?

When you’re trying to get pregnant, how much time is too much time? Some couples have trouble. In fact, about 12 percent of women, or one in nine, will have difficulty getting pregnant. You may have fertility problems if you haven’t been able to get pregnant after trying for at [...]

Nurses: At Home or in Healthcare Setting, They ROCK!

Nurses play a such a vital role in healthcare that we set aside an entire week every year (May 6-12) to honor them. National Nurses Week celebrates the care and devotion that nurses provide to patients each and every day in a variety of healthcare settings. Laurie St. John, a [...]


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Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

E-Learning Childbirth Classes

The eLearning program is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great [...]

Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Joint Replacement Patient Education

This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for the surgery and [...]

Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Group (DBSA)

Peer run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Registration is not required for this group. [...]

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