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  • Comprehensive Services for Multiple Sclerosis

    November 01, 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 are some of the new treatments available for…

  • The Mammogram: Demystified

    November 01, 2018

    Since the 1980’s, the mammogram has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 30%. Though it saves lives, this simple, 10-minute screening has a serious public relations problem. It is a topic of legend and lore among women – and not always in a positive way. If fear of having a…

  • Migraine Treatment: A Patient’s View

    October 30, 2018

    Migraines are a common problem in this country. Millions of people get them every year – and women get them three times more often than men. Lisa Aleo understands this all too well. “I would wake up early in the morning, (with) horrible migraines,” she said. “It just got worse…

  • Blackouts: Common and Dangerous Result of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

    October 30, 2018

    They’ve been the subject of comedy skits, courtroom dramas and even Supreme Court justice nomination hearings but the reality is that blackouts are a common and dangerous result of excessive alcohol consumption. “A blackout comes after heavy or binge drinking when the person loses control over impulses and, later, has…

  • Changing Your (Body) Clock

    October 29, 2018

    Every six months, Americans (except those residing in Arizona and Hawaii) fumble through the ritual of adjusting their timepieces to mark either the start or the finish of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Though it has become infinitely easier to make the change now that most computers and smart phone clocks…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Completes Emergency Department Expansion

    October 29, 2018

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has completed a comprehensive, multi-year renovation and expansion of its Emergency Department at 540 Litchfield Street in Torrington. CHH administrators and Board Members began planning the $11M project in 2010 with construction completed in phases over the past three years in order to ensure safe and…

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Knowing the Signs can Save a Life

    October 26, 2018

    By Dr. Carissa Webster-Lake, Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute Events such as a hospitalization, pregnancy, childbirth, or trauma to the lower leg can cause deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. DVT occurs when blood clots form in a deep vein in the body, most often in the lower leg…

  • Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘Getting Sober Remains my Single Greatest Accomplishment.’

    October 26, 2018

    PHOTO CREDIT: Gage Skidmore via Flickr It was a prescription for painkillers after eye surgery that served as the entry into a battle against opioid abuse for “Halloween” actress and children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis. “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment,” she told People. “Bigger than my husband,…

  • Suicide on the Rise, Especially Among Young People

    October 26, 2018

    While we have gotten better at treating cancer and heart disease, that is not the case with suicide. Suicides are on the rise, especially among young people. Overall, suicides remain a leading cause of death in the U.S., with approximately 45,000 people per year dying of suicide.  According to the…

  • Greatness at Natchaug Goes Beyond the Numbers

    October 26, 2018

    Natchaug Hospital had a successful year in terms of inpatient volume, outpatient visits and financial stability. But most importantly, its focus on recovery for those suffering from mental health and addiction was stronger than ever. “It’s been a remarkable year at Natchaug,” said Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Vice…


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