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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Recent CT Deaths By Suicide Among Adolescents, Young Adults, Raise Concerns

    March 04, 2019

    To look at Mariana Yoshimura, you’d think she’d be without a care in the world. She’s a student at Yale University and a budding entrepreneur. Yet the 22-year-old was troubled. She was depressed to the point of considering death by suicide. “It was frightening because there was no silver lining…

  • Ask a Doctor About HPV at These Free Seminars

    February 28, 2019

    Healthwise If You Have Symptoms When to Talk to Your Doctor Free Educational Seminars Learn more about HPV at one of these free educational seminars: Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.: Gateway Medical Park (Education Room), 305 Western Blvd., Glastonbury. Click here to register. Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.: Backus Hospital Main Lobby…

  • Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Recognizes World Lymphedema Day March 6

    February 28, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Lymphedema team will be on hand with information tables at Hartford Hospital, MidState Medical Center, Hospital of Central Connecticut and the Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Center on March 6, 2019 in recognition of World Lymphedema Day. Did you know? Did you know 10 million…

  • MyChartPlus: Get Your Health Records With An App

    February 27, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has a new online tool and app (iOS and Android) that make it easier for patients to navigate their care.  MyChartPLUS provides a secure network for patients to access their personalized health information and records from any PC, smartphone or tablet.  Dr. Spencer Erman is Vice President and Chief Medical…

  • It’s Nutrition Month! Celebrate With These Healthful Tips

    February 26, 2019

    You have probably heard of National Nutrition Month but didn’t realize who was behind it. In 1973, the American Dietetic Association (now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) initiated the first National Nutrition Week. It has since graduated to the entire month of March. Here’s how the Academy…

  • The Latest in Adult Relaxation: Lego Forma?

    February 25, 2019

    Coloring books to help adults destress are so 2018. Lego wants to replace your crayons, colored pencils and adult coloring books as a means of relaxation. Meet Lego Forma, a set of the plastic bricks aimed at an adult market. Sounds great, right? But it has people asking if this…

  • For Adolescents, Hope After Heroin

    February 25, 2019

    Adolescents can – and do – get into trouble with addictions to opioids. Medication-assisted treatment is now available locally for this age-group, according to Patricia Rehmer, president of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network. Q: Tell us about the local recovery program that the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network provides…


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