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  • New Treatment for Gastrointestinal Tumors Now Available at Hartford Hospital

    December 21, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare cancer specialists have delivered a new and exciting therapy to treat patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, a relatively rare form of cancer. Dr. Andrew Salner is a radiation oncologist and Medical Director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What are gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors? A: These…

  • Lung Cancer Study Leads to New Screening Program

    December 21, 2018

    Following national research data demonstrating substantial improvements in lung cancer mortality, Hartford HealthCare  researchers completed their own study exploring the feasibility of lung cancer screening in Connecticut. In a landmark study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, researchers with the National Lung Screening Trial screened more than 53,000 current or former…

  • Hartford HealthCare Becoming a National Training Destination for da Vinci Robotic Surgery Training

    December 20, 2018

    With more than 1,600 procedures performed each year with the da Vinci ® surgical robot, Hartford HealthCare surgeons are nationally recognized experts in utilizing the technology and Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) has become a training destination for robotic surgery. The da Vinci™ Surgical System offers…

  • Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery: What to Expect

    December 18, 2018

    Download this free informational resource as your guide to men’s health issues. A radical prostatectomy that removes the prostate gland and surrounding tissue offers men with localized prostate cancer a clear pathway to neutralizing the disease. The 10-year survival rate, according to a study cited by the National Institutes of…

  • How Prostate Surgery ‘Turned the Clock Back 30 Years’

    December 18, 2018

    Joseph Merenda’s entire life was planned around the bathroom — when he could go, where the bathroom was located, if he could extract himself from social and work-related situations easily enough to go, how long he’d be trapped in there trying to finish.   “I’m a Messianic rabbi and I…

  • Clinical Trial: Lawyer’s Prostate Cancer Now Undetectable

    December 15, 2018

    When Gordon Cleland found out he had advanced prostate cancer in January 2017, he said he would do whatever it took to beat the disease. An avid runner and swimmer, the 68-year-old attorney said he was prepared physically to take on the rigors of surgery and treatment. “Truth be told,…

  • The Connection Between Acid Reflux and Cancer

    December 14, 2018

    Acid reflux affects millions of people, but you may not know that acid reflux over time could turn to cancer. Hartford HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. David Chaletsky explains.  Q: What is acid reflux?  A: Acid reflux – commonly known as heartburn – occurs when acid from the stomach moves up into…

  • Shedding Pounds Safely, Effectively

    December 12, 2018

    For some, losing weight is a lifelong struggle. But there are ways to safely and effectively get rid of those unwanted pounds, according to obesity medicine specialist Dr. Devika Umashanker with the Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Program. Q: What should people know bout dietary supplements to lose weight?…

  • Gun Buyback Dec. 15 at Community Renewal in Hartford

    December 12, 2018

    Although many people say having a gun at home will keep them safe, experts and policymakers increasingly agree that firearms in the home are dangerous. That’s why Hartford Hospital is teaming up with the Community Renewal Team and other community partners for the next Capital Region Gun Buyback. “Every time…

  • Epilepsy: What Happens After You’re Diagnosed?

    December 11, 2018

    Nearly 60,000 people in Connecticut live with epilepsy. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures — and they can come out of nowhere. Hartford HealthCare epileptologist Dr. Erica Schuyler explains.   Q. What is epilepsy? A: Epilepsy is recurrent, unprovoked seizures – caused by abnormal electrical activity in the…


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