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  • Natchaug Worker Prevents Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

    April 20, 2018

    When you work on the frontlines in healthcare, you’re really always on duty. For Amy Gallagher, lead clinician at Natchaug Hospital’s Joshua Center Thames Valley in Norwich, that was never more apparent than on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Gallagher was driving with her 16-year-old daughter on Interstate 91 in New…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Center For Youth And Families Highlights Autism Awareness Month

    April 20, 2018

    For the seventh year in a row, staff members of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Center For Youth and Families are highlighting Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness during the month of April to help spread the word about their Connections Autism Outpatient Program. The program focuses on supporting children and families impacted…

  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute Host MSK Alliance Symposium on Advanced Prostate Cancer

    April 19, 2018

    More than 100 providers from several different specialties, nurses, pharmacists and research staff attended the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance Advanced Prostate Cancer Symposium hosted by the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute on April 12 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The event brought…

  • What is Peyronie’s Disease?

    April 19, 2018

    Peyronie’s disease is likely something something you’ve never heard of, but affects 13 percent of all men. Dr. Jared Bieniek of the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute is here to explain.  Q: What is Peyronie’s disease?  A: Peyronie’s disease is  a condition. It results from scar tissue or plaque that…

  • Ellington resident heads Hartford HealthCare GoodLife Fitness

    April 17, 2018

    Exercise physiologist Emil Johnson was recently named the new manager of Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program. GoodLife Fitness is an individualized exercise program geared toward older adults to build energy, strength and endurance for an active and independent lifestyle. Johnson began his position on Jan. 8. GoodLife Fitness is offered…

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill on Hearing Aids May Make the Answer ‘Yes’

    April 17, 2018

    By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. She ordered them online from a big-box retailer and paid $719 for the pair. But her parents, in their 80s and retired from farming in central Minnesota, couldn’t figure…

  • Rushford’s Inaugural Race for Recovery Set for May 12

    April 17, 2018

    Rushford will host its inaugural Race for Recovery on Saturday, May 12 to benefit programs at Rushford’s Stonehaven facility in Portland. The 5k race and fun run will be held Agogliati Field at 25 Middlesex Avenue in Portland. The idea for the race came after Rushford sponsored several Stonehaven clients…

  • Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Narcan

    April 17, 2018

    As the opioid crisis continues to rage across the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams last week urged more Americans to carry the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone, known commercially as Narcan. “Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Adams…

  • Thank You Volunteers

    April 16, 2018

    National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers:…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging specialist certified as dementia practitioner

    April 13, 2018

    Adrianne DeVivo, a dementia specialist with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, was recently designated a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. This credential is the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and dementia education. The goal of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is to…


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