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  • New MedTech Accelerator in Hartford To Target Digital Health

    April 24, 2019

    Startupbootcamp announced on April 24 the launch of its MedTech Accelerator in Hartford, designed specifically to rapidly scale healthcare-focused technology startups. The MedTech Accelerator has been established to attract new talent and technology to Hartford, and will provide entrepreneurs with the support, resources, and industry and investor connections they need…

  • Hartford Hospital Among Best for Heart Transplants

    April 24, 2019

    Hartford Hospital is the number 1 adult heart transplant program in Connecticut based on three-year survival rate data from the national Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Hartford Hospital also ranks second highest in the New England-New York-New Jersey region and 11th highest in the nation out of 107 programs….

  • ‘Our Families’: New Mental Health Support Group for African Americans

    April 23, 2019

    Depression is a very individual experience, influenced by everything from body chemistry, living situation, education level and even race. The latter factor prompted Kimesha Morris, director of social work at the Institute of Living, to create a free, twice-monthly support group aimed specifically at the local African American community. “Our…

  • Dr. Darren Tishler: Here’s a Different Way to Think About Obesity

    April 22, 2019

    I’ve spent my entire career studying and treating obesity.  I have found that obesity, like many other diseases, is extremely complex and there is no single treatment that will work for everyone. In our practice, we have been fortunate to follow patients for many years after they’ve had weight loss…

  • Why Targeted Deep Brain Stimulation is so Effective for Parkinson’s

    April 22, 2019

    Video: Targeted deep brain stimulation: Learn more about deep brain stimulation at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center here. 

  • How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

    April 21, 2019

    In a winner-take-all endurance test, which is stronger: metal or human bone? Surprise: If it’s a metal alloy knee or hip replacement vs. the original human bone, take the bone. That goes for polyethylene, ceramic and any other material paired with metal in an artificial joint, too. No combination will last…

  • Why People, And Medical Researchers, Need Help with Anger

    April 16, 2019

    Anger is the first negative emotion babies can express and research shows that as many people seek treatment for it as depression and anxiety combined. Yet it is not officially classified a mental health disorder which, according to Dr. Ray DiGuiseppe, director of education with the Albert Ellis Institute and…

  • Study: Stress-Related Disorder Heightens Heart Risk

    April 15, 2019

    People have a 60 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease within the first year of being diagnosed with any stress-related disorder, according to a new study in Sweden. The results, published April 10 in the British Medical Journal, used data from the Swedish National Patient Register to compare people diagnosed…

  • What is Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty?

    April 15, 2019

    For more information on hip reconstructive services at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, click here.

  • Why a Partial Knee Replacement is Same-Day Surgery

    April 15, 2019

    Doctors at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital are using new technology to customize joint replacements, making recovery easier. Here’s more from Dr. Mark Shekhman, a Bone & Joint Institute orthopedic surgeon: Q: At the bone and joint institute you use tools to assess the best route…


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