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  • GoHealth Urgent Care Centers Opening in Norwich, New London

    March 09, 2018

    Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and oversize examination rooms? C’mon in. But not for long: You won’t spend…

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure With These Lifestyle Changes

    February 15, 2018

    Olympics fans know him as the Flying Tomato, a snowboarder who defies gravity on the halfpipe and looks rather dapper draped in gold medals, but as a child Shaun White was a medical challenge. Born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which comprises four congenital heart defects, White…

  • Study: Hormonal Birth Control Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

    February 13, 2018

    When it comes to a connection between hormone contraceptives and breast cancer, there seems little for women to worry about, according to a recent study. Dr. Sapna Khubchandani, an oncologist and breast health specialist with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Oncology and Hematology in Waterford, says the study published in the…

  • What is a Hospitalist?

    February 01, 2018

    For years, whenever patients were admitted to the hospital, they could expect a daily visit from their primary care physician. PCPs routinely made rounds at the hospital either before or after normal office hours, checking on their patients, monitoring their health and even ordering tests, consults or medications. Those days,…

  • Why He Thanks a Robotic Arm for His New Hip

    January 29, 2018

    Bob Poole could manage the pain in his hip as long as he was working full-time and sitting down for most of the day. But when he retired, it started to keep him sidelined from the activities he enjoys. “It’s the golden years, right?” says Poole, a Lisbon resident, with…

  • Backus, Windham Highlight Year of Growth in First Joint Annual Meeting

    January 24, 2018

    Backus and Windham hospitals experienced a year of growth, improved patient safety and enhanced patient satisfaction scores, according to officials at the first-ever combined annual meeting of the two Hartford HealthCare hospitals. The meeting, the theme of which was “Defining Moments,” was held at the Hartford HealthCare East System Support…

  • Backus First in Eastern Connecticut to Use New Spinal Surgery Guidance System

    January 23, 2018

    Last week, the Backus Hospital Operating Room became the first in eastern Connecticut to use the Globus Excelsius GPS, a  sophisticated new surgical guidance system for spine procedures. The advanced technology was introduced in New England last month at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and will be unveiled this week…

  • Backus and Windham Streamline Surgery Preparation

    January 15, 2018

    When you’re having surgery, it can be a major inconvenience to rush around to different offices and make countless phone calls for the medical and insurance clearance you need. With that in mind, the teams at Backus and Windham hospitals will soon launch Peri-Operative Surgical Home (PSH), a patient-centered service…

  • Outdoor Exercise? In This Weather? Here’s How.

    December 28, 2017

    By Lisa Hageman No matter what time of year, breathing fresh clean air benefits your body. According to research, outdoor exercise can increase your energy levels while helping to decrease tension, frustration and depression. In the colder months, also known as the winter weight-gain period, it’s easy to go into hibernation….

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