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  • Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

    November 12, 2019

    By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being…

  • 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…

  • Why There’s Improved Outlook for Myeloma Patients

    November 08, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Byeff 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…

  • Keeping Your Student Athlete 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…

  • 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…

  • How Surveillance Program Can Make a Difference When Breast Cancer Risk is High

    November 04, 2019

    One important way women at increased risk for breast cancer can monitor their health is by participating in Hartford HealthCare’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Surveillance Program. A variety of factors can may contribute to a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, including: A strong family history of breast cancer….

  • It’s Movember: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate, Urination and More Men’s Health Issues

    November 02, 2019

    Happy Movember, when moustache meets November in a mashup that highlights men’s health issues for a month. How do you know it’s Movember? Look for a stache on guys who spend most of the year stache-free. Here are a couple ways to inform that stache at an upcoming event: Men’s…

  • How Does Your Body Control Your Heart Rate?

    November 01, 2019

    Of course you’re always in complete control. But what about how your heart beats? Physical activity, stress and heart disease are a few things that affect your heart rate. It’s the tiny nerves that stretch from your brain or spinal cord to your heart, however, that play a big role…

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