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  • Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery: What to Expect

    December 18, 2018

    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 Health, is 75 percent. Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, is a potential…

  • A Coach’s (Cancer) Team

    December 17, 2018

    Kristina Gianinni of Avon is a businesswoman, mom, and volunteer. Her avocation, though, brings her to a local basketball court. Here, she coaches young men and women – including her own daughter. The sport provides her both focus and refuge from life’s pressures, while helping others appreciate the positive aspects…

  • 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…

  • Torrington Rheumatology and Allergy Practice Joins Hartford HealthCare

    December 13, 2018

    Arthritis & Allergy Associates of Torrington is now part of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute specializing in Allergy and Rheumatology. The office is located in the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Medical Office Building at 538 Litchfield Street, Suite 101, Torrington. Rheumatologists from the practice are now part of the…

  • 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…

  • HHC Breast Surgeon Earns Award

    December 12, 2018

    The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Camelia Lawrence, director of breast surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) and MidState Medical Center, as its Business Woman of the Year. The award was one of five given out at the group’s 11th Annual Awards and Holiday…

  • Living With Multiple Sclerosis: How to Improve Your Symptoms, Outcome

    December 11, 2018

    By Laura Strom A woman awakes after sleeping for seven hours but still feels foggy.  A man gets out of bed awkwardly with concrete-heavy legs and feels like he is walking barefoot on cobblestones. Another woman has difficulty picking up her toothbrush because she has pins and needles in her…

  • Cancer Patient Treated With New Radioactive Drug at Hartford Hospital

    December 11, 2018

    A new radioactive drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for a type of cancer affecting the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract has been used for the first time in the area by doctors at Hartford Hospital treating a patient with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. The new drug,…

  • GoHealth Urgent Care Opening in Manchester

    December 11, 2018

    Is this the new shape of urgent care in America, with a reception area but no receptionist and no patient paperwork, open space instead of walls, no magazines (but complimentary decaf Tazo tea) in the waiting area and oversize examination rooms? C’mon in. But not for long: You won’t spend…

  • How to Resist Eating, Drinking Too Much at the Next Party

    December 11, 2018

    Remember, holidays and celebrations of all sorts come every year and all year long like Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.  That’s a lot of food and drink that might not be good for you. You need to be prepared to handle them wisely. Here’s how: •    Do not allow parties…


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