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  • Patricia A. DeFusco, MD Named Director of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program

    July 17, 2018

    Patricia A. DeFusco, MD, will assume the role of director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program on October 1, 2018. In this role, Dr. DeFusco will help further our ambitious vision of building the region’s most comprehensive breast program that provides patients with compassionate care coordinated among a…

  • Recipe: Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad

    July 16, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Here’s a good-for-you recipe for the hottest days of the summer: No oven or stovetop required. Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad In a mixing bowl combine: One small organic carrot, finely grated. 3 -4 Tablespoons of organic onion, minced. 1 heaping Tablespoon of fresh, organic dill. 3-4 Tablespoons…

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

    July 16, 2018

    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 imaging tests, a physical exam or a look at your personal and family health…

  • Protein: How to Unlock a Key to Weight Loss

    July 11, 2018

    Protein, protein, protein . . . Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is talking about the importance of protein and its role in weight loss and weight maintenance. So why is protein so important and what does it do? Proteins are commonly referred to as the building blocks of life….

  • ICYMI: Highlights from The Rob Dibble Show June 2018

    July 10, 2018

    Did you miss the June 2018 live broadcast of The Rob Dibble Show featuring Hartford HealthCare‘s Dr. Cliff Rios and physical therapist Sarah Emlaw? Check out these podcasts and you’ll be completely up-to-date. The Connect To Healthier podcasts are free for streaming or download. Get them on Google Play, SoundCloud, iTunes, and…

  • PODCAST: The Future of the Patient Experience is NOW!

    July 10, 2018

    The patient experience is changing — and it’s being driven by any number of forces. These forces include baby boomers whose healthcare needs are increasing as they age, as well as their millennial adult children, who are now starting in earnest to make their own decisions about how, where and…

  • Why We Call This Medicine: Yoga, Art/Music Therapy, Reiki, Massage . . .

    July 09, 2018

    According to the National Institutes of Health, “integrative health or medicine” brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated evidenced-based approach to patient care. Integrative medicine includes a variety of modalities: Acupuncture. Stress reduction. Yoga. Nutrition. Reiki. Massage therapy. Art therapy. Music therapy. Tai chi. Qi gong. Physician consultations….

  • Study: Dense Breasts a Breast Cancer Risk Factor

    July 09, 2018

    Genetics isn’t the only thing that can increase a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer – the density of her breasts also play a role, according to the results of a study recently published in the trade journal Radiology. Norwegian researchers studied more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000…

  • Trouble Swallowing? A New Way to Treat Achalasia

    July 05, 2018

    For people living with swallowing disorders, feeling a choking sensation when they eat or drink is a common occurrence. But thanks to a newer, less invasive treatment option, people can find relief from these troublesome symptoms and gain a better quality of life. The swallowing disorder, more commonly known as…

  • Can Acid Reflux Cause Cancer?

    July 05, 2018

    Acid reflux is that burning feeling in your chest or throat that sometimes happens after you eat. It’s a common complaint. But is it dangerous? For most people, occasional acid reflux – more generally known as heartburn – is easily managed with medication and diet and lifestyle changes. But when…


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