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  • Assessing the Hereditary Risk of Cancer

    September 21, 2018

    A new hereditary cancer risk assessment program is helping identify specific cancers in women and men across Connecticut. Hartford HealthCare nurse practitioner Meghan Burgess explains the importance of this program. Q: Why is it so important to have this type of assessment program? A: We’re identifying women at risk for…

  • What is Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer Treatment?

    September 21, 2018

    Precision medicine allows doctors to treat patients based on their individual biology. Dr. Camelia Lawrence is the director of breast surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. She explains how precision medicine is used in treating breast cancer.  Q: What is precision medicine? A:…

  • Prostate Cancer: The Third Leading Cause of Death in American Men

    September 20, 2018

    Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death in American men, and one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Dr. Joseph Wagner is a urologist with the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Hartford Hospital.  Q: There has been…

  • Natchaug Hospital’s Green Valley School Provides Norwich Students with an Alternative Learning Environment

    September 18, 2018

    When Norwich school officials announced there would be no room for Natchaug Hospital‘s in-district clinical day program this school year, there was momentary panic. But the ensuing move to Franklin Elementary School has proved to be a blessing in disguise. Housed in Norwich since 1999, the former Hickory School (originally…

  • What the Four Phases of Migraine Feel Like

    September 18, 2018

    By Abigail Chua, DO, Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute Hartford HealthCare Headache Center While the terms “migraine” and “headache” are often used interchangeably, they are not one and the same. The term “headache” is used to describe any pain or discomfort that occurs in…

  • 5 Myths About E-Cigarettes, As FDA Considers Action

    September 18, 2018

    The Food and Drug Administration last week threatened a ban on flavored e-cigarettes after research showed the number of teens using the devices has reached epidemic proportions. “I’ve been asked a lot of questions about electronic cigarettes in my community nurse travels,” says Lisa Hageman, a nurse at Backus Hospital….

  • National Accreditation Boosts Rushford Addiction Medicine Program

    September 18, 2018

    Dr. Samuel Silverman,  director of medical education and the Rushford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, announced the program recently earned Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation, the final step in bringing national recognition to local efforts to elevate addiction medicine as a subspecialty in American medicine. Once a field has American…

  • Nutrition Tips for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    September 17, 2018

    By Diane Avino and Dr. Eric Secor Prostate cancer patients experience specific health challenges after initial diagnosis and treatment, especially those being managed long-term with hormone deprivation therapy such as leuprolide acetate. The effects on a patient’s quality of life can include weight gain, reduced insulin resistance and reduced muscle…

  • TAVR Procedure Puts Putnam Couple Back on the Road

    September 17, 2018

    Download your free informational guide on the TAVR procedure.  Most days you’ll find Ken Corey of Putnam, and his wife, Donna, on the motorcycle. In 2018, they’ve covered over 6,000 miles of U. S. highways and by-ways in their quest to cross another spot off their “bike-it” list. Whatever you…

  • Youth Suicide: Here Are Some Signs For Parents

    September 14, 2018

    Youth suicide is a growing health concern. In fact, it’s the second-leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. During World Suicide Prevention Week, we discuss how to address this issue with child psychologist Dr….


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