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  • Can People With Diabetes Eat Chocolate? A True-False Quiz

    March 21, 2019

    Editor’s note: Diabetes Alert Day on March 26 serves as a wakeup call to the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of assessing your risk. Test your knowledge of diabetes with this True/False quiz: 1. Type 2 diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar. False. A high-calorie diet, including…

  • Lung Cancer: How a Lobectomy Works

    March 20, 2019

    You may recall Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent a lobectomy – a type of surgery to remove one of five lobes in her lungs. It’s a procedure that doctors at Hartford Hospital are performing more and more. Dr. Mario Katigbak, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Hartford Hospital discusses this and…

  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    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 shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • Beyond ‘Baby Blues’: IOL Program Identifies, Treats Perinatal Depression

    March 14, 2019

    Pregnancy should be a time of joy, but for women with mental illness it can be a complex period with layers of anxiety, fear and guilt overshadowing the excitement and anticipation. Up to 3 million women suffer from depression while pregnant and after giving birth, according to Art Guerra, APRN,…

  • What’s Your Heart Disease Risk? Your Coronary Calcium Score Can Tell You

    March 14, 2019

    Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium…

  • E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

    March 12, 2019

    An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is…

  • How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Can Eliminate Chronic Pain

    March 08, 2019

    When he slipped and fell on a snowy driveway during the winter or 2017 and injured his back, Christian Doll began an arduous journey to regain a life free of pain.  The chronic pain he felt from the injury he sustained lead him to seek numerous treatments, which, he said…

  • Hartford Hospital Celebrates Social Work Month

    March 07, 2019

    National Social Work Month is celebrated every year during the month of March. During this year’s celebration, Hartford Hospital is recognizing the extraordinary contributions of this profession by encouraging people to reflect on this year’s theme, “Elevate Social Work.” Social workers elevate and empower people, giving them the ability to…

  • For Sleep Apnea: An Alternative to the C-PAP Machine

    March 06, 2019

    If you suffer from sleep apnea and your C-PAP machine isn’t helping, there is another treatment option: an implantable device to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Carl Moeller is an ear, nose and throat specialist with the Hartford Hospital Sleep Center.  Q: What is obstructive sleep apnea?…

  • 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…

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