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  • Multiple Sclerosis: New Program, New Treatments

    November 14, 2018

    Each week, an estimated 200 Americans are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). But new treatments bring new hope, according to neuro-immunologist Dr. Brian Wong. He is helping to launch a comprehensive multiple sclerosis program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: What is neuro-immunology? A: Neuro-immunology is a subspecialty of…

  • E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

    November 14, 2018

    More teens are vaping now than ever – and parents are concerned. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director at Rushford, has important information for parents, teachers and anyone else with teens in their lives. Q: What do I need to be on the lookout for? A: Familiarize yourself with…

  • Weight Loss Surgery: Can Success Be Predicted?

    November 12, 2018

    Weight loss surgery has become an effective tool in treating obesity, especially in people who have not benefitted from diet and exercise. Along with reduced weight – about 30% on average – there is improved health for many who undergo this surgery: lowered blood pressure, reduced sleep apnea, and even…

  • The Parkinson’s Podcast

    November 12, 2018

    The brain works in mysterious ways – and even the best neuroscientists and physicians are trying to figure it all out. Take Parkinson’s disease, for example: 1 million Americans have it. It’s a brain disease for which there is – at the moment – no cure. But there are treatments…

  • More Rides for an Avid Bicyclist

    November 12, 2018

    At 77, Dr. Ralph Giarnella is an avid bicyclist. He’s traveled just about every back road in Hartford County. He recently finished a fundraising event that required him to ride his bike 100 miles. “For me, riding on the bike is sort of like free time, liberation,” said Dr. Giarnella….

  • Why Breathing Winter Air Through Your Mouth Is Bad for Your Heart

    November 08, 2018

    There are extra benefits from exercising in the winter such as helping beat seasonal blues, increasing energy levels and boosting your immune system in cold and flu season, but just breathing cold air can have adverse effects on your body. “The rate of heart attacks may be as much as…

  • Winter Comfort Food Made Easy (and Healthy)

    November 08, 2018

    By Angela Frankland Registered Dietitian With the temperatures dipping and the leaves fallen, many of us will soon turn to comfort food to help us make it through the winter months. After all, there’s nothing like a big plate of mom’s pot roast and mashed potatoes to help you fight the…

  • Study: Flu Shot Can Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

    November 08, 2018

    Preventing the flu is reason enough to get an annual vaccine, but a research study this year also suggests that flu shots can help prevent heart attacks and stroke as well. A research team from the University of Toronto examined close to 20,000 patients testing positive for the flu and…

  • Diabetes: The Difference Between Types

    November 07, 2018

    Nearly thirty-million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Michael LeMay is a Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist.  Q: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?  A: Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose….

  • The Orchards at Southington announces new executive director

    November 02, 2018

    LeaAnn Blanchard, of Southington, was named the new executive director effective Oct. 1 of The Orchards at Southington, an assisted and independent senior living community located at 34 Hobart St. Blanchard was named executive director to replace Audrey Vinci who retired on Sept. 28 after 15 years at The Orchards….


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