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Nurses Week 2018

When David Roper needed a kidney, the nurses of Hartford HealthCare were by his side the entire time.

HealthCare Happenings May 2018

Emergency training in action, addiction prevention, homeless outreach and a shout-out to our nurses! It's what's happening at Hartford HealthCare!

Sports Health

At the Bone & Joint Institute our goal is to get you moving, and keep
you moving, no matter your age or activity level.

Advances in Health

Advances in Health with Patricia Rehmer, RN

Recovery coaches help those who come to emergencies rooms get on the path the recovery from alcohol or opioid use. Hartford HealthCare's Pat Rehemer has details.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints. Also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, this is a chronic condition that develops over many years. It primary affects people who are at least middle-aged or older. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis, aside from age, include obesity, previous injury or trauma to the affected joint, and a family history of osteoarthritis.


DAWN Protocols are Revolutionizing Stroke Treatment and Care

DAWN is a groundbreaking study that is changing the way doctors are treating people who have had strokes. Dr. Mark Alberts is the physician-in-chief at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute with details. Q.  What do these protocols mean for stroke patients?  A.  This new study (called the DAWN Trial [...]

Sun Can Damage Your Skin in 15 Minutes (Find out at This Free Skin Cancer Screening)

There’s good news and not-so-good news about skin cancer. While it’s the most common form of cancer in the United States – with more cases diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined – it is also one of the most preventable forms. “Prevention just takes a bit of awareness and preparation [...]

Hartford HealthCare Receives 33 Marketing/Communications Awards

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. — Hartford HealthCare received 33 Lamplighter awards at the New England Society for Healthcare Communications’ (NESHCo) annual conference on Monday, May 21. The awards – which included 12 golds, 10 silvers and 11 awards of excellence – were given at the annual Lamplighter Awards Ceremony held at the [...]

A Closer Look at Longtime Runner’s Knee-Replacement Surgery

When Richard Kristoff was about 40 years old, his brother called him fat, launching a 45-year passion for running. The Columbia native ran at least five miles a day, more on weekends, in pockets of time he found around his work schedule with Pratt & Whitney, where he spent 40 [...]

Hooked on Fortnite Yet? Know Someone Who Is?

Over the last few months, Fortnite, the wildly popular online multiplayer from Epic Games, has made the jump from video game to pop-culture sensation. But there are some who worry about the minds and bodies of Fortnite players. For example, when carpal tunnel syndrome caused Boston Red Sox pitcher David [...]

Summer Prep: Signs of Melanoma (Plus Free Screening at Westfarms)

We love our beach days and warm sunshine, but the sobering fact is that there are more new cases of skin cancer in this country each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. “At particular risk are people with pale skin or who have a family history of [...]


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:30AM - 11:30AM


This is a weekly interdenominational Christian- based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. [...]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Understanding Hernias

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: - Different types of hernias - Signs and symptoms of a hernia - What to expect when [...]

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