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  • How a Vietnamese Woman with Back Pain Ends Up at Bone & Joint Institute

    April 15, 2019

    A Vietnamese woman with back pain diagnosed in her home country as a muscle strain gets spinal fusion fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute after her brother, who lives in this area, also researched doctors in New York and Boston. For more information on Spine Services…

  • Watch Your Step: It’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s May 10

    April 15, 2019

    They’re doctors, administrators, corporate organizers – and now they’re dancers as part of the second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “I’m no dancer – I’m not even sure I have rhythm!,” said Donna Handley, president…

  • It’s Spring . . . And Still Flu Season

    April 11, 2019

    It’s officially spring, but it’s still flu season in Connecticut. Flu activity was classified as widespread in the latest update provided by the state Department of Public Health. Through March, 64 people died and 2,868 people had been hospitalized since the flu season began late last August. Healthwise content is…

  • Parkinson’s and Psychosis: For Many, A Symptom of the Disease

    April 11, 2019

    Psychosis is a non-motor symptom of more than half of people with Parkinson’s disease. But there are ways to treat it. What is Psychosis? More than half of all patients with Parkinson’s disease eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease. Find out what Parkinson’s patients can do about…

  • Hartford Hospital Celebrates 1,000th ‘TAVR’ Procedure

    April 11, 2019

    Method Helps Patients with Aortic Valve Disease On April 5, Hartford Hospital’s structural heart team celebrated its 1,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an achievement reached in January of this year. “It is an honor to celebrate this achievement with our teams and the entire Heart & Vascular Institute,” said…

  • What Puts You at Risk for a Miscarriage?

    April 10, 2019

    Learn more about miscarriages from Dr. Peter Beller of Hartford Hospital: For more information on Childbirth and Pregnancy Services at Hartford Hospital, click here.

  • How this Analysis Can Predict a Sports Injury Before it Happens

    April 10, 2019

    What do all pitchers, whether Little Leaguers or Major Leaguers, have in common? Arm pain and arm, shoulder or elbow injuries. A study published on injury prevention in baseball  found that up to 74 percent of youth baseball players, ages 8 to 18, report some degree of arm pain while…

  • Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

    April 10, 2019

    As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute…

  • Measles, and Skepticism of Vaccines, are Back. What’s True (or False)?

    April 10, 2019

    Measles, essentially vanquished by immunization from the United States by 2000, has returned with outbreaks in 15 states and 97 other countries. In the latest sign that the disease is becoming a growing health hazard, New York City declared a public emergency as it called for mandatory vaccinations in four…

  • National Donate Life Month Highlights Living Organ Donation

    April 09, 2019

    Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list — and 82% are in need of a kidney. Some people spend an average of 4 to 7 years waiting for an organ on the National Organ Transplant registry. But with a living kidney donor, the wait…


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