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  • The Mammogram: Demystified

    November 01, 2018

    Download this free informational resource to help you understand breast cancer and the procedures and treatments available to you at Connecticut’s largest breast program. Since the 1980’s, the mammogram has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 30%. Though it saves lives, this simple, 10-minute screening has a serious public…

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recurring Thoughts and Actions that Affect Your Life

    November 01, 2018

    It’s one of those abbreviations that gets tossed around freely in conversation, but OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a chronic, long-lasting disorder that plagues many people with uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and requires they repeat behaviors over and over just to get through the day. “People oversimplify OCD, using it as…

  • Changing Your (Body) Clock

    October 29, 2018

    Every six months, Americans (except those residing in Arizona and Hawaii) fumble through the ritual of adjusting their timepieces to mark either the start or the finish of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Though it has become infinitely easier to make the change now that most computers and smart phone clocks…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Completes Emergency Department Expansion

    October 29, 2018

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has completed a comprehensive, multi-year renovation and expansion of its Emergency Department at 540 Litchfield Street in Torrington. CHH administrators and Board Members began planning the $11M project in 2010 with construction completed in phases over the past three years in order to ensure safe and…

  • New HPV Vaccine Offers Some Protection Against Several Cancers

    October 17, 2018

    Like many things in science and medicine, the vaccine for the human papilloma virus has evolved. First it was recommended for females age 12 to 26 who had not been sexually active, later for males in the same age group who had not had sex. Recently, however, research prompted the…

  • Beyond ‘Chemobrain’: New Hartford HealthCare Study Looks at Cancer and the Mind

    October 15, 2018

    By David Finitsis Clinical Psychologist and Senior Scientist, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Does this sound familiar? You walk into a room only to forget exactly what it was you came into that room to do.  Or your friend introduces you to someone and no sooner have you shaken hands when…

  • “Hidden Scar” Surgery: Making a Difference for Breast Cancer Patients

    October 11, 2018

    Breast surgeons at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital are performing a revolutionary procedure that allows them to do specific types of breast cancer surgery without leaving visible marks. Dr. Heather King is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute to describe how this technique is…

  • A Bigger Role for Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer Treatment?

    October 09, 2018

    Although immunotherapy – the ability to use the body’s immune system to fight off cancer – has not been as helpful for breast cancer patients, new research shows “promise” for some women, according to Dr. Patricia DeFusco, director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program. “Harnessing the immune system…

  • Weight, Weight: Don’t Tell Me (Simple Exercises to Tone the Body?)

    October 08, 2018

    When most people hear the words weight training, images of bodybuilders lifting huge heavy weights may be the first thing that comes to mind. But you don’t have to look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to reap the benefits that weight training can provide. Weight training is an extremely important…

  • The Three Seasons of Breast Cancer Survivorship

    October 08, 2018

    On July 25, 1985, Fitzhugh Mullan, a young physician who had just gone through treatment for a germ cell cancer, wrote a thoughtful letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. This letter gave rise to the field of cancer survivorship. “Survival, in fact, begins at the point of diagnosis,”…


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