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

    January 16, 2018

    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

    January 16, 2018

    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

    January 16, 2018

    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

    January 16, 2018

    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

    January 15, 2018

    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…

  • #HHCBorn

    January 09, 2018

    When we asked and you delivered (baby pictures, that is). Generations of babies have been delivered at hospitals across Hartford HealthCare. When we reached out to you to share your baby photos in anticipation of the first babies of 2018, you came through! Check out our galleries of babies born…

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • Emergency: How Firefighter Saved Fellow Firefighter

    November 26, 2017

    Kevin Theriault has been a firefighter in Willimantic for 22 years. Responding to emergencies is his life’s work. But nothing prepared him for the emergency he faced on Sept. 10, 2016. “(The doctors) didn’t know if I was gonna make it,” said the 49-year-old Theriault. His kidneys were failing. Doctors at Windham…

  • What This New Mission Control Means if You’re a Patient

    November 21, 2017

    In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from…

  • Can Sex Cause Death By Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    November 15, 2017

    Sex doesn’t kill, according to what appears to be the first study to evaluate sexual activity as a trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers reviewing data on 4,557 adult deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Ore., found only 34 involved sex. The report was…

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