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  • How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

    September 15, 2020

    Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave of COVID-19 has infectious disease experts urging Americans to rally against quarantine fatigue, maintain safe practices and get a flu shot. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National…

  • Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

    September 03, 2020

    Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud…

  • Why You Should Buy Honey When Cold Season Arrives

    September 01, 2020

    You’ve heard the one about honey as a home remedy for upper-respiratory misery caused by the common cold. It’s no joke. Honey, in fact, is more effective than antibiotics and over-the-counter medicines, according to a review of 14 studies by researchers at the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. In…

  • Exposed to COVID-19? Despite New CDC Guidance, State Says Get a Test

    August 27, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slightly softened controversial new COVID-19 testing guidance Thursday with a statement suggesting tests for people exposed to the virus who do not show symptoms “may be considered.” Earlier in the week, the CDC website quietly updated recommendations to exclude asymptomatic cases. Connecticut, in a break…

  • How to Keep State Campuses Safe From COVID-19

    August 19, 2020

    If a key to mitigating the threat of COVID-19 has been isolating and limiting contact to a small bubble of family or friends, what does that mean for college students moving into dorms and apartments this month? Keith Grant, system director of infection prevention with Hartford HealthCare, said students should…

  • Study: Antibody Detection Rate for Healthcare Workers Slightly Higher Than State Average

    August 18, 2020

    After testing nearly 7,000 colleagues for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) researchers calculated a 6.4-percent antibody detection rate, which is slightly higher than the state average. The rate of detection, called “seroprevalence,” correlates to the level of exposure HHC colleagues had to the potentially deadly virus, either…

  • USC Researchers: COVID-19 Starts With Fever, Flu Starts With Cough

    August 17, 2020

    When flu season collides with an expected second wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter, doctors will show particular interest…

  • Ayer Neuroscience Institute Offers Free Webinar on Deep-Brain Stimulation

    August 17, 2020

    One of the most effective treatments for the involuntary muscle movements brought on by such musculoskeletal conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia is a procedure called deep-brain stimulation (DBS), in which a special device is implanted in the patient’s brain and providers send electronic signals that stop the…

  • Why is ‘Orthocoronavirinae’ a Hot Google Search?

    August 12, 2020

    People in Cornwall, Lebanon, Franklin, Bozrah, East Lyme and throughout Connecticut are joining other Google searchers around the country looking for information on orthocoronavirinae. In the past week, Google searches in the state for orthocoronavirinae are more than seven times more popular that searches for COVID-19. It’s not Spelling Bee season, so…

  • Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

    August 11, 2020

    A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection…


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