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  • Masks Save Lives: Duke Study Confirms Which Ones Work Best

    August 11, 2020

    Of all the mask studies, the latest by Duke University researchers affirming the fitted N95 as king in the fight against COVID-19, the most important remains the study of all studies by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The IHME, a research center that has provided…

  • Five Ways to Get Sick, Besides COVID-19, From Poor Hand Hygiene

    August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 is powerful motivation to wash your hands frequently. But any germaphobe knows thousands of germs can lurk on the unwashed hand. A University of Colorado at Boulder study found 3,200 bacteria from 150 species on human hands. Yuck! (Just take a look under a microscope at SARS-CoV- 2, above,…

  • Think You Know Your Portable Generator? Take This Test

    August 06, 2020

    A portable generator solves your most immediate Isaias-related problem, an agonizing power outage that could last days in some parts of Connecticut, as long as you know what you’re doing. Test your generator knowledge: Q. Which creates more carbon monoxide, a portable generator or a car’s exhaust? A. A single…

  • Windham Hospital to host Aug. 10 virtual public forum on childbirth services

    August 06, 2020

    Windham Hospital will host a virtual public meeting to discuss a proposal to suspend childbirth services, while detailing plans to enhance women’s health programs. The virtual meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10. Windham Hospital ranks last in the state for total number of births each…

  • How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

    August 04, 2020

    We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook…

  • Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

    July 31, 2020

    With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and…

  • Pfizer’s Vaccine on the Way as Connecticut Rewarded by ‘Common-Sense Precautions’

    July 22, 2020

    Vigilance is the key word President and CEO Jeff Flaks uses when describing how Hartford HealthCare – and people across Connecticut – will get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement early Wednesday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses…

  • 37 Routine Activities Ranked by Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    July 07, 2020

    COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Trick question. They’re equally risky to our health, according to a new risk-assessment chart produced by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and…

  • Dr. Pallvi Popli, Hematologist/Oncologist, Now Seeing Patients in Hartford, Willimantic

    July 07, 2020

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announces the hiring of hematologist/oncologist Dr. Pallvi Popli, who begins seeing patients in facilities in Hartford and Willimantic this month. Dr. Popli comes to Hartford HealthCare from fellowship training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University, where her focus was on hematology…

  • Windham Hospital To Discontinue Childbirth Services, Enhance Women’s Health Services

    July 06, 2020

    WINDHAM – After years of declining births and recruitment challenges, the Windham Hospital Birthing Center is seeking State approval to no longer provide childbirth services. The rest of the pregnancy experience remains the same, with prenatal and postpartum care continuing at Windham Hospital. The hospital, which ranks last in Connecticut…


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