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  • Telehealth Takes the Commute – and Headache – Out of a Doctor’s Visit

    March 12, 2019

    The migraines that grip Lyssette Flinchbaugh can be overpowering, but traveling from her Berlin home to West Hartford for follow-up appointments with her specialist seemed like a lot of driving for what amounts to a brief visit. Especially last fall after ankle surgery left her unable to drive. That’s when…

  • Spine Center Opens at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

    March 11, 2019

    Adults struggling with acute back and neck pain issues now have access to specialized care at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Spine Center. The new center provides urgent and follow-up care for patients with new injuries. “This new Spine Center brings comprehensive, convenient care close to home,” said Gary Havican,…

  • Men & Mental Health

    March 11, 2019

    Getting men to talk about their mental health isn’t always easy. Dr. Ila Sabino is a psychologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington, where men can have their overall health needs addressed at the comfort level they need. Q: The Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington…

  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute Awarded Advanced Certification From The Joint Commission

    March 07, 2019

    The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center was recently awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is awarded to hospitals based on the consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Fewer than 100…

  • Dr. Jessica Clement, Medical Oncologist, Joins Cancer Institute in Manchester

    March 06, 2019

    Dr. Jessica Clement has joined the team of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist. She will see patients at the new Hartford HealthCare location in Manchester starting March 25. Dr. Clement’s arrival is timed with the opening of a three-story medical facility in Manchester as part of…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • Another New Cancer Drug Targets Tumors Based on Genetic Makeup

    March 05, 2019

    For the second time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug treatment for patients with a specific genetic change in their tumor, regardless of the type of cancer. At Hartford Healthcare, Laila Mnayer, division director of Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics, had already identified the importance of these fusion…

  • Luke Perry’s Death Raises Questions About Stroke. We Have Answers.

    March 05, 2019

    Actor Luke Perry’s death at age 52 is raising questions about stroke, including its signs and symptoms. Hartford HealthCare’s Dr. Mark Alberts, medical director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, has the information you need to act F.A.S.T. if you suspect a stroke is underway. Q: How common is it for…

  • The Plank Challenge: A 90-Year-Old Newington Man vs. a TV Reporter (Guess Who Wins?)

    March 04, 2019

    Ninety-year-old Manny Becker chatted easily as he held his plank position for nearly two minutes. Beside him, 51-year-old Jim Altman, Fox 61 news reporter, was having a harder time doing the abdominal exercise and ultimately gave up at 90 seconds. The two had the impromptu competition when the newsman and…

  • Suboxone Therapy Added to Institute of Living’s Professionals Program

    March 04, 2019

    A grim lesson of the opioid epidemic is that addiction can happen to anyone, including working people. The Professionals Addiction Recovery Program at the Institute of Living helps those in the workforce successfully address addiction issues. An intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to facilitate recovery efforts, the Professionals Program…


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