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  • Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Confetti Rice Salad

    March 06, 2018

    Confetti Rice Salad is an adaptable recipe from Jeanne Tennis, a vegan chef and certified macrobiotic health coach, that makes a great lunch dish on its own or a delicious side dish for dinner. Prepare it a day ahead and pack in a thermos the next morning for a lunch to…

  • Gronkowski’s Concussion: Is it Really Time to Quit?

    February 15, 2018

    Rob Gronkowski, maybe the NFL’s most unpredictable player, did not deny a report he might be considering retirement after New England’s 41-33 loss to the underdog Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 4  in Super Bowl LII. Gronk being Gronk? Maybe a strategic move, at age 28, to entice a lucrative restructuring of…

  • How can you eat like an Olympian? Ask a Sports Nutritionist

    February 14, 2018

    While most people watching the Winter Olympics could never imagine launching themselves off a giant ski jump or executing the perfect triple axel on ice, there are still ways we can be just like the athletes competing in Pyeongchang.  Pam Rosow, a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s…

  • Cupping: An Alternative Way to Stay in the Game

    February 09, 2018

    Athletes will go to great lengths to take care of their bodies. Some, like Olympic Gold Medalist Michal Phelps and New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison, turn to alternative medicine techniques like cupping to help them recover from the rigors of competition. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian,…

  • Hartford Healthcare’s Center for Musculoskeletal Health Helping Student Athletes Prevent Injuries

    February 09, 2018

    The staff at the Center for Musculoskeletal Health at Hartford Healthcare’s Bone & Joint Institute is committed to helping local high school athletes stay in the game. To do this, they offer a number sports health programs designed to prevent athletes from getting injured. One of these is baseline testing,…

  • Year One: A Time of Growth and Accomplishment at Bone & Joint Institute

    February 08, 2018

    The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital recently celebrated its first full year of operation. Physician-in-chief Dr. Courtland Lewis talks about a year of growth and accomplishment.  Q. Tell us about the growth of the Bone & Joint Institute in its first year.  A.  Opening a brand new…

  • What Do Winter Olympics, NE Ski Slopes Have in Common? These Injuries.

    February 07, 2018

    By Kevin Hunt The medal count at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics begins this weekend. So does the injury count. At the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, medical staff reported 391 injuries among the 2,780 athletes from 88 countries. That’s more injuries than medals (294). The 14 percent injury rate — 14…

  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • Bone & Joint Institute Celebrates First Birthday

    January 16, 2018

    The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital celebrated its first year of operation on Jan. 9, commemorating a year filled with growth and success. “It was a great year,” said Dr. Courtland Lewis, chief of orthopedics. “Opening a new hospital is pretty complicated and I’m proud of the entire…

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

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