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  • Shockwave, Penile Injections for Erectile Dysfunction? Wait for FDA Approval

    November 15, 2018

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for a treatment not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration amid uncertainties about its long-term effectiveness and safety? Especially if that treatment,…

  • Here’s Why Juul Is More Addictive Than Other E-Cigarettes

    November 15, 2018

    News this week that the manufacturer of the electronic cigarette Juul will voluntarily limit sales of its flavored liquids to online purchases is a step in the right direction but certainly not snuffing out the problem, according to some Hartford HealthCare providers. “Regulatory action preventing Juul sales would be great,”…

  • Indoor Exercise Ideas to Keep You Active in the Colder Months

    November 13, 2018

    As the temperature drops and the daylight hours begin to fade away, there’s no excuse to stop your exercise activities just because you can’t be outdoors anymore.  Those looking to keep up with their exercise routines during the winter months have plenty of options to stay in shape even as…

  • Weight Loss Surgery: Can Success Be Predicted?

    November 12, 2018

    Weight loss surgery has become an effective tool in treating obesity, especially in people who have not benefitted from diet and exercise. Along with reduced weight – about 30% on average – there is improved health for many who undergo this surgery: lowered blood pressure, reduced sleep apnea, and even…

  • Why Breathing Winter Air Through Your Mouth Is Bad for Your Heart

    November 08, 2018

    There are extra benefits from exercising in the winter such as helping beat seasonal blues, increasing energy levels and boosting your immune system in cold and flu season, but just breathing cold air can have adverse effects on your body. “The rate of heart attacks may be as much as…

  • Study: Flu Shot Can Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

    November 08, 2018

    Preventing the flu is reason enough to get an annual vaccine, but a research study this year also suggests that flu shots can help prevent heart attacks and stroke as well. A research team from the University of Toronto examined close to 20,000 patients testing positive for the flu and…

  • Diabetes: The Difference Between Types

    November 07, 2018

    Nearly thirty-million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Michael LeMay is a Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist.  Q: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?  A: Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose….

  • Prostate Cancer: What is ‘Active Surveillance’?

    November 06, 2018

    While it may seem passive, the “active surveillance” approach to treating prostate cancer requires a very diligent monitoring process. Dr. Stuart Kesler, a urologist with the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says that even when prostate cancer is discovered, there isn’t always a need to start treatment immediately….

  • Dr. Patricia DeFusco to Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program

    November 02, 2018

    Dr. Patricia DeFusco (left) with Dr. April Duckworth at the recent Pink Party in West Hartford. Dr. Patricia DeFusco, affiliated with the Hartford Hospital Division of Medical Oncology since 1986, was recently named the first director of the Breast Program for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Her experience – and…

  • Weighing the Pros & Cons of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

    November 01, 2018

    Deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer is a very personal choice. How do you decide? Dr. Alan Babigian, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Hartford Hospital, has some guidance.  Q: How do you know if you are likely candidate for breast reconstruction? A: Most people…


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