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  • NFL Week 14 Injury Report: How a Torn Meniscus Can Change Your Life

    December 05, 2017

    Our weekly NFL report evaluates injuries to players of local (Patriots, Giants and Jets) or national interest with commentary by a sports orthopedic specialist from the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital.  Sign up for automatic delivery to your inbox (click here and scroll to “Free email newsletters”). Player: Kelvin…

  • Ask A Doc: How Can I Eat, Drink, Be Merry Without Weight Gain?

    December 05, 2017

    Q: What can I do to prevent myself from gaining weight during the holiday season? How much weight do people really gain during the holidays? A: The holiday season can be challenging with the numerous food temptations surrounding us.  Many of us tend to eat more and exercise less during…

  • Deep Brain Stimulation And Other Heady Topics As Discussed By A Neurosurgeon

    November 21, 2017

    Patients with Parkinson’s disease whose symptoms can’t be controlled with medication may be a candidates for a surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS clinic at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. He discusses the procedure, and takes on a couple of…

  • Dry Needling For Pain Relief: The New Trend In Physical Therapy

    November 21, 2017

    “Dry needling” is one of the new and alternative therapies making its way into the practice of physical therapy Dry needling uses acupuncture needles to relieve muscle pain. The term “dry” refers to the fact that there is no medication in or on the needles themselves. Physical therapist Matt Reynolds…


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