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  • Neuro-Oncologist: Here’s How We Treat Brain Tumors

    November 11, 2019

    By Dr. Ahmad Daher Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Patients with gliomas, the most common cancerous brain tumors, have shown only a modest improvement in survival rate despite diagnostic and therapeutic — surgery, radiation and pharmacotherapy — advancements in oncology over the last three decades. Here’s a summary of…

  • Graduating From High School to College Sports? Some Tips

    November 11, 2019

    Making the transition from high school to collegiate athletics can be a daunting and difficult task. Physical therapist Stefanie Bourassa and psychologist Peter Lucchio of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Center for Musculoskeletal Health have several tips to help make this transition smooth. Bourassa, who played Division I…

  • Robot-Assisted Hip, Knee Replacements Now at Central Connecticut, MidState

    November 11, 2019

    In early November, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center each received a Mako robot that changes the approach to hip and knee replacement surgeries. Two colleagues, Dr. Richard Scarlett, Chief of Orthopaedics at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and Dr. Stephen Nelson, a surgeon with the Connecticut…

  • What’s the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

    November 11, 2019

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the team from Hartford HealthCare at Home wants to help those in need of these services make the right decisions during what is a critical time for them and their loved ones. Hospice and palliative care offer compassionate care to patients…

  • Why There’s Improved Outlook for Myeloma Patients

    November 08, 2019

    The prognosis for multiple myeloma is gradually improving as a result of new and improved therapies. Multiple myeloma can affect people of all ages, although the average age of onset is the sixth decade of life. New treatments including high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support for appropriate patients, drugs in…

  • Syrian refugee travels long road to freedom

    November 07, 2019

    Ayman Al Hariri has started a new life in Willimantic and at Windham Hospital. The Syrian refugee, a former middle school teacher in his native land, left the war-torn nation more than four years ago for the safety of his wife and two young children.  The United Nations estimates that…

  • Keeping Student Athletes Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    November 06, 2019

    As certified athletic trainers with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, Sabrena Lary and Deanna Barrett take great pride in taking good care of their student athletes both on and off the field. And with flu season just around the corner, they have these tips to help students stay healthy: A mention…

  • A New Way to Remove Precancerous Lesions from GI Tract

    November 05, 2019

    Tiny lesions rooted deep inside the intestinal tract might sound deadly and, in the past, they might have been. But, thanks to a new technique being done at Hartford HealthCare, many patients are leaving the operating room cancer-free. Dr. Vaibhav Mehendiratta, a gastroenterologist with Connecticut GI who is affiliated with…

  • Coalition Against Domestic Violence Honors Rehmer

    November 05, 2019

    Awareness and education are keys to dispersing the shadow shame casts over domestic violence and when the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) honors people for their contribution to that effort this year, the Behavioral Health Network  president will be among them. Patricia Rehmer, who also serves as senior vice…

  • New:  Low-Income Diabetes Patients Eligible for Healthy Food Prescriptions

    November 04, 2019

    Hartford Hospital and Wholesome Wave have announced their pilot collaboration designed to improve the affordability of fruits and vegetables for 500 low-income diabetic patients. Wholesome Wave is launching its Wholesome Communities Connecticut initiative in partnership with Hartford Hospital to empower healthcare providers to write prescriptions for produce. The produce purchases and all program expenses are funded by Hartford Hospital. The Wholesome…


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