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  • Protein: How to Unlock a Key to Weight Loss

    July 11, 2018

    Protein, protein, protein . . . Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is talking about the importance of protein and its role in weight loss and weight maintenance. So why is protein so important and what does it do? Proteins are commonly referred to as the building blocks of life….

  • ICYMI: Highlights from The Rob Dibble Show June 2018

    July 10, 2018

    Did you miss the June 2018 live broadcast of The Rob Dibble Show featuring Hartford HealthCare‘s Dr. Cliff Rios and physical therapist Sarah Emlaw? Check out these podcasts and you’ll be completely up-to-date. The Connect To Healthier podcasts are free for streaming or download. Get them on Google Play, SoundCloud, iTunes, and…

  • PODCAST: The Future of the Patient Experience is NOW!

    July 10, 2018

    The patient experience is changing — and it’s being driven by any number of forces. These forces include baby boomers whose healthcare needs are increasing as they age, as well as their millennial adult children, who are now starting in earnest to make their own decisions about how, where and…

  • Why We Call This Medicine: Yoga, Art/Music Therapy, Reiki, Massage . . .

    July 09, 2018

    According to the National Institutes of Health, “integrative health or medicine” brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated evidenced-based approach to patient care. Integrative medicine includes a variety of modalities: Acupuncture. Stress reduction. Yoga. Nutrition. Reiki. Massage therapy. Art therapy. Music therapy. Tai chi. Qi gong. Physician consultations….

  • Trouble Swallowing? A New Way to Treat Achalasia

    July 05, 2018

    For people living with swallowing disorders, feeling a choking sensation when they eat or drink is a common occurrence. But thanks to a newer, less invasive treatment option, people can find relief from these troublesome symptoms and gain a better quality of life. The swallowing disorder, more commonly known as…

  • Can Acid Reflux Cause Cancer?

    July 05, 2018

    Acid reflux is that burning feeling in your chest or throat that sometimes happens after you eat. It’s a common complaint. But is it dangerous? For most people, occasional acid reflux – more generally known as heartburn – is easily managed with medication and diet and lifestyle changes. But when…

  • Breast Cancer Study: Certain Women Can Skip Chemo

    July 05, 2018

    A groundbreaking study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women with early stage breast cancer may not actually need chemotherapy. Dr. Camelia Lawrence is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute: Q: Tell us more about this promising study and its findings. A:…

  • What’s a Baby-Friendly Hospital? Ask a Breastfeeding Mother

    July 03, 2018

    With breastfeeding experiencing a global resurgence bolstered by research touting its benefits, Hartford HealthCare hospitals have responded by creating Baby-Friendly environments focused on supporting mothers in their feeding choice. The Centers for Disease Control’s 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card reveals that more than eight in 10 new mothers begin breastfeeding their…

  • Doctor’s Advice: If You Have a Hernia

    July 02, 2018

    By Dr. Nicholas Verdura The Hospital of Central Connecticut Hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed operations worldwide. About a million abdominal wall hernia repairs are performed in the United States annually. Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or…

  • What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

    July 02, 2018

    The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is…


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