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  • Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

    October 10, 2018

    Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer…

  • Innovations in Hand Pain Treatment

    October 02, 2018

    Hand pain is a common condition that affects many people. Dr. Nicholas Bontempo is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital with information on the latest advances in technology to treat the conditions that cause hand pain.  Q: What are some of the…

  • Recipe: Cacao Tofu Pudding

    September 17, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Easy, decadent, low in fat, high in protein, delicious, anti-inflammatory and plant-powered, this recipe offers you lots of options (see below) to customize this treat. This recipe can be easily doubled. Cacao Tofu Pudding Prep time: 10 minutes plus cooling time in refrigerator Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 16-ounce…

  • Arthritis? Osteoporosis? Lyme Disease? Why You Might Need A Rheumatologist

    August 13, 2018

    Rheumatology encompasses many various acute and chronic, lifelong conditions of the body’s joints and soft tissues that are often misunderstood. This, according to Dr. John Magaldi, chief of rheumatology at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, can include such conditions as: Arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Osteoporosis…

  • Recipe of the Month: Quick Soba Noodle Stir Fry

    July 30, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Quick, delicious and easy to digest, soba noodles make a wonderful lunch or dinner dish. Soba noodles are typically made with buckwheat and wheat flour. Look for 100 percent buckwheat varieties for a gluten-free option. Low in fat and high in protein, soba noodles require a minimum…

  • Recipe: Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad

    July 16, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Here’s a good-for-you recipe for the hottest days of the summer: No oven or stovetop required. Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad In a mixing bowl combine: One small organic carrot, finely grated. 3 -4 Tablespoons of organic onion, minced. 1 heaping Tablespoon of fresh, organic dill. 3-4 Tablespoons…

  • ICYMI: Highlights from The Rob Dibble Show June 2018

    July 10, 2018

    Did you miss the June 2018 live broadcast of The Rob Dibble Show featuring Hartford HealthCare‘s Dr. Cliff Rios and physical therapist Sarah Emlaw? Check out these podcasts and you’ll be completely up-to-date. The Connect To Healthier podcasts are free for streaming or download. Get them on Google Play, SoundCloud, iTunes, and…

  • Hartford HealthCare Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital Appoints New Leader

    June 25, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare has hired Theodore A. Blaine as physician-in-chief of its Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, the only facility of its kind in the region. Dr. Blaine is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in orthopedics, and has a broad range of expertise in academic, clinical, research…

  • Come Visit the New Hartford HealthCare Sports Zone at the 2018 Travelers Championship

    June 04, 2018

    The world’s best golfers return to Connecticut from June 18 to 24 for the 2018 Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.  Hartford HealthCare, a key sponsor of the Travelers Championship for the past decade, will have an even bigger presence at this year’s event as it unveils the…

  • A Plant-Based Chef Tests the Plant-Based Impossible Burger

    May 30, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the…


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