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  • The Amazing Psychology of Your ‘Gut Bugs’

    April 11, 2019

    “Go with your gut” now has some science behind it. New research suggest that the gut microbiome, made up of millions of microorganisms that live in the human digestive system, do more than just digest and absorb nutrients  — they may influence your mood, behavior and preferences. These “gut bugs”…

  • Parkinson’s and Psychosis: For Many, A Symptom of the Disease

    April 11, 2019

    Psychosis is a non-motor symptom of more than half of people with Parkinson’s disease. But there are ways to treat it. What is Psychosis? More than half of all patients with Parkinson’s disease eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease. Find out what Parkinson’s patients can do about…

  • Hartford Hospital Celebrates 1,000th ‘TAVR’ Procedure

    April 11, 2019

    Method Helps Patients with Aortic Valve Disease On April 5, Hartford Hospital’s structural heart team celebrated its 1,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an achievement reached in January of this year. “It is an honor to celebrate this achievement with our teams and the entire Heart & Vascular Institute,” said…

  • What Puts You at Risk for a Miscarriage?

    April 10, 2019

    Learn more about miscarriages from Dr. Peter Beller of Hartford Hospital: For more information on Childbirth and Pregnancy Services at Hartford Hospital, click here.

  • Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

    April 10, 2019

    As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute…

  • Measles, and Skepticism of Vaccines, are Back. What’s True (or False)?

    April 10, 2019

    Measles, essentially vanquished by immunization from the United States by 2000, has returned with outbreaks in 15 states and 97 other countries. In the latest sign that the disease is becoming a growing health hazard, New York City declared a public emergency as it called for mandatory vaccinations in four…

  • Tapping Good Bacteria in the Fight Against Cancer

    April 10, 2019

    Millions of bacteria are inside or on the surface of our bodies at any one time and are necessary for good health because they help us digest foods and keep harmful bacteria at bay. More recently, we have learned that they also modulate the strength of our immune system, which…

  • National Donate Life Month Highlights Living Organ Donation

    April 09, 2019

    Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list — and 82% are in need of a kidney. Some people spend an average of 4 to 7 years waiting for an organ on the National Organ Transplant registry. But with a living kidney donor, the wait…

  • MidState Medical Center Opens New Breast Care Center

    April 09, 2019

    MidState Medical Center is bringing advanced breast care services directly into the community with its new Breast Care Center in Meriden. Opened on February 11, the 2,064 square-foot, 5-exam-room space offers a wide range of services that support every stage of patient treatment. The Breast Care Center is a part…

  • Pregnancy Prevention and Family Planning: Gentlemen, That Includes You

    April 09, 2019

    Maybe it’s time for a courageous conversation about a vasectomy. But, first, some family planning background from Dr. Jared Bieniek,  medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health.  Q: When we talk about family planning, what exactly are we talking about? A: Well, family planning is actually not about having children…


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