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Care Logistics Center

The Hartford HealthCare Care Logistics Center is our new "mission control," and it has a clearcut mission: to ensure patients get the best care at the right place whenever it's needed.

Firefighters: Brothers Bonded For Life

When firefighter Kevin Theriault was gravely ill and needed a kidney transplant, he didn't need to look any further than his own fire house for a matching donor.

Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking [...]

Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team, [...]

How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage [...]

Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after [...]

Backus and Windham Streamline Surgery Preparation

When you’re having surgery, it can be a major inconvenience to rush around to different offices and make countless phone calls for the medical and insurance clearance you need. With that in mind, the teams at Backus and Windham hospitals will soon launch Peri-Operative Surgical Home (PSH), a patient-centered service [...]

Heart-Attack Study: Women Don’t Get Same Treatment As Men

A man and woman each have a potentially fatal heart attack called a STEMI, a complete blockage of the coronary artery by a blood clot. Who is more likely to receive the appropriate care? In a recent Swedish study, it wasn’t even close: The man. The woman, in fact, would [...]


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