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  • Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

    October 10, 2018

    Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer…

  • Summer’s Gone. What About My Diet at Fall Fairs?

    September 27, 2018

    With the breathtaking foliage and cool temperatures, it’s no surprise that fall is a favorite time of year for many of us New Englanders. But with the kids heading back to school, after-school activities and the lure of the dreaded corndog or blooming onion at the Hebron Harvest Fair, this…

  • Here’s What’s in Your Flu Vaccine: Will It Work This Season?

    September 25, 2018

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were sunning ourselves at Hammonasset Beach? Maybe it only feels that way, but now it’s officially fall and we only care about one thing — the coming flu season. Predicting the severity of a flu season isn’t like predicting which team will win more football…

  • Windham Hospital Gets $47,000 Grant for Paramedic Vehicle

    September 12, 2018

    PHOTO: Eileen Ossen, center, Executive Director of the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, poses with Paul Pedchenko, left, Manager, Windham Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Shawn Maynard, right, Executive Director, Windham Hospital Foundation, next to the new paramedic intercept vehicle that was recently purchased with a $47,407 grant from the…

  • New Provider Joins Windham Hospital Cardiology Team

    September 10, 2018

    Dr. Jeffrey Glen Kegel, originally from Southern California, practiced cardiology in Hamden from 1996 to 2008 after several years in California and Pennsylvania. After 12 years in Connecticut, Kegel was asked to join the Jefferson Health system to help them create a cardiology program at the system’s financially struggling Frankford…

  • When is it Time to See a Geriatrician?

    August 30, 2018

    The population of people over the age of 65 in the United States is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Census 98.2 million people, or one in four Americans, will be 65 or older by 2060, and 19.7 million will be age 85 or older.  The good news is that…

  • Windham Hospital: New Hip Gives Putnam Woman Renewed Life

    August 19, 2018

    When Putnam resident Cindy Dunne was in such tremendous pain that she needed hip replacement surgery, she turned to the experts in the orthopedic department at Windham Hospital. Learn more about the orthopedics services at Windham Hospital here. 

  • Geriatrician Joins Windham Hospital Staff

    August 15, 2018

    Geriatrician Mamta Singh is now accepting new patients at the Windham Hospital HealthCenter at 5 Founders St., Suite 100 in Willimantic. Her areas of interest include geriatric consultation, preventive health, cognitive decline in older adults, dementia, behavioral disturbances in advanced dementia, fall assessment, multiple morbidity and functional losses late in…

  • New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

    July 17, 2018

    Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically…

  • What’s a Baby-Friendly Hospital? Ask a Breastfeeding Mother

    July 03, 2018

    With breastfeeding experiencing a global resurgence bolstered by research touting its benefits, Hartford HealthCare hospitals have responded by creating Baby-Friendly environments focused on supporting mothers in their feeding choice. The Centers for Disease Control’s 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card reveals that more than eight in 10 new mothers begin breastfeeding their…

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