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  • COVID-19 Clinical Update: PPE Donations, Patient-Surge Planning

    March 24, 2020

    Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer at Hartford HealthCare, offered this update March 24 on COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning. He then fielded questions from local media. Daily, Dr. Kumar said Hartford HealthCare teams have been examining the system’s surge capacity and ability to tap…

  • Wanted: Blood Donations for Non-Coronavirus Patients

    March 24, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients don’t need blood transfusions, but the pandemic’s spread and related concerns about gathering in groups has triggered a severe shortage of blood supplies for those in emergency situations who do. Social-distancing directives have caused the cancellation of nearly 6,000 American Red Cross blood drives nationwide and more…

  • How to Avoid COVID-19 at the Supermarket

    March 23, 2020

    Such is the power of COVID-19 that, as we practice social distancing and “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” the scariest part of our week is going to the local grocery store. Is it safe? Yes, it’s safe to buy whatever is available but remain mindful that, though coronavirus spreads primarily person-to-person,…

  • Connecticut’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Guidelines

    March 22, 2020

    Here are the specifics of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” as Connecticut tries to limit its residents exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The plan, effective March 23 at 8 pm, includes these recommendations: Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled…

  • Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit During a Crisis

    March 21, 2020

    During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are feeling increasingly anxious about what lies ahead for themselves and those they care about. Peter Lucchio, staff psychologist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some tips on how to make sure you are staying healthy in mind, body and…

  • A Dietitian’s Tips to Help You Through COVID-19 Isolation

    March 20, 2020

    As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimize trips to the supermarket, here are a few points to keep in mind when considering our nutrition status and that of our family. No one food or supplement will protect you from getting the virus — no…

  • In-Home Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 20, 2020

    Laurie St. John, vice president of Hartford HealthCare at Home  talks about providing in-home care during the COVID-19 pandemic in a March 19 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Q: Tell us what type of precautions are being put in place? A: Well, Hartford Healthcare at Home has been keeping patients…

  • The Kids are Managing Stay-at-Home. What About You?

    March 20, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine when you’re stuck inside, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is only a temporary blip in your life and while it’s natural to feel sad and lonely, there are some ways to keep your spirits up. Be productive. That hall closet you’ve ignored can be cleaned, the…

  • Staying Connected with Elderly Loved Ones During the Coronavirus Crisis

    March 20, 2020

    During the coronavirus crisis, people are being asked to socially distance themselves and limit contact with others. Concern is especially high when a loved one is a resident of an assisted/independent living or skilled-nursing community. It is even being advised not to visit older loved ones in their homes. It’s…

  • COVID-19 and Drinking Water, Pools, Hot Tubs, Feces

    March 20, 2020

    Here’s some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on whether you should be worried about the COVID-19 virus in water or around the toilet: Q: Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water? A: The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment…

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