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  • Where a Radiation Oncologist Fits in Your Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

    November 20, 2019

    Treating hepatobiliary cancer involves getting the most powerful treatment directly to the source of the disease, which is where the skill of a radiation oncologist often comes in. Dr. Timothy Boyd, a radiation oncologist with Hartford Hospital and part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s team approach to treating pancreatic…

  • Here’s the Reality of ‘The Joker’ and Mental Illness, Violence

    November 19, 2019

    Arthur Fleck’s life is rife with challenges. In crime-riddled Gotham, he struggles with mental illness that often goes untreated due to his chronic employment issues, he’s mugged and bullied, and he cares for a sickly mother. The protagonist in the latest DC Comics blockbuster “The Joker,” Arthur muddles through until…

  • Targeted Chemo Treatments Promising for HPB Patients

    November 19, 2019

    Everyone knows the connection between chemotherapy and cancer. It’s treatment and disease. With pancreatic cancer, maybe more than in other cancers, chemotherapy constitutes an integral part of the treatment. Medical oncologists oversee the use of chemo and other systemic treatments in patients with cancer, according to Dr. Rawad Elias, a…

  • Trying to Lose or Maintain Weight? Here’s A Dietitian’s Guide to Navigating the Holiday Meal Table

    November 18, 2019

    Are you trying to be mindful of carbohydrates and still follow your diet for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season?  Or how to navigate the Thanksgiving Day table? Maybe you’ve been reducing carbohydrate foods, because you have been trying to lose weight or control your blood glucose. Here…

  • Where Men’s Health Meets Mental Health at Tallwood in Farmington

    November 18, 2019

    Getting men to talk about their mental health isn’t always easy. Dr. Ila Sabino is a psychologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington, where men can have their overall health needs addressed at the comfort level they need. Q: The Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington…

  • Nutrition Tips for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    November 17, 2019

    By Diane Avino and Dr. Eric Secor Prostate cancer patients experience specific health challenges after initial diagnosis and treatment, especially those being managed long-term with hormone deprivation therapy such as leuprolide acetate. The effects on a patient’s quality of life can include weight gain, reduced insulin resistance and reduced muscle…

  • New Robotic Surgery System for Hip, Knee Replacement at Central Connecticut

    November 15, 2019

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain now has a Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery system that changes the approach to hip and knee replacement. Dr. Richard Scarlett, Chief of Orthopedics, says that over the years surgeons have relied on external alignment guides and less precise technologies to determine implant…

  • Walk to Wellness: Aging and Your Eyes

    November 15, 2019

    It’s no surprise if your eyesight isn’t what it used to be. That’s what happens as we age. Cataracts, a clouding of the natural lens of the eye, is common. So is dry eye, decreased tear production from the lacrimal gland. Other structural changes include reduced pupil size, a decrease in…

  • How Hartford’s New Medtech Accelerator Plans to Help Startups

    November 15, 2019

    With Hartford pushing to raise its profile as a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation, the first class of fledgling companies chosen for downtown’s new medtech accelerator focused squarely Tuesday on beating the odds stacked against startups. “It’s ridiculously hard to make a startup succeed, and that’s why programs like this…

  • Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

    November 12, 2019

    By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being…


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