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  • How Small Cuts Can Lead to Big Health Problems

    February 20, 2018

    Some of the most serious medical issues I’ve treated in my 20 years as a surgeon started as tiny cuts on a heel or toe. This is especially true for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or high cholesterol — a small abrasion can quickly turn into a…

  • Healthy Family FunFest in Southington Feb. 25

    February 14, 2018

    The ninth annual Healthy Family FunFest, with more than 100 exhibitors promoting a healthy lifestyle, will take place Feb. 25  from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The FunFest, hosted by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, has something…

  • Dr. Richard Diana: The Parent’s Guide to Training Young Athletes

    February 13, 2018

    As many as 2 million injuries happen to young student athletes every year, leading them to more than 500,000 different kinds of doctor’s appointments. What’s a parent to do?  Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute surgeon Dr. Richard Diana is a former Yale and NFL running back now working on a book to help…

  • Obesity Summit, With its Focus On Research, a First for State

    February 12, 2018

    MASHANTUCKET — More than 20 nurses, surgeons, physicians and other health providers from Hartford HealthCare attended the first Obesity Summit Jan. 25-26 presented by the Connecticut State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CT-ASMBS) at Foxwoods Casino. The conference, the first of its type in Connecticut,…

  • HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

    February 07, 2018

    For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head…

  • Super Health Tips for the Big Game

    February 01, 2018

    Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens to watch the New England Patriots square off against the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs, and lament the fact that the Monday after…

  • It’s Super-Caloric Sunday: Fun Facts About Super Bowl LII

    February 01, 2018

    Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens Sunday to watch the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs and lament the fact that the Monday after the…

  • New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

    January 26, 2018

    Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically the mitral valve – might be better for some…

  • Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

    January 16, 2018

    Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking…

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

    January 16, 2018

    Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team,…


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