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Treating Chronic Pain

Treating chronic pain has never been easier. Treating chronic pain in the midst of the opioid crisis has made it that much harder - but there are methods to treat pain and avoid addiction. Dr. Michael Grille has details.

Aging in Place: Helping Older Adults Stay Home

If you are home for the holidays and notice that a parent or older relative is slowing down, there are resources that can help them age in place. Karen Pagliaro is with Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home


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Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking [...]

Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team, [...]

How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage [...]

The ‘Man Flu’: A Severe Case or Severe Wimpiness?

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper-respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all.  Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu” — a term often used by women who think that men complain more about [...]

Hartford HealthCare Study: Low-Dose CT Screening Boosts Lung Cancer Survival Rates

As the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women, lung cancer has long been considered a death sentence.  Seventy percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, with only a 10 percent survival rate.  Traditionally, lung tumors were found with a chest X-ray only after [...]

Dr. Darren Tishler: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Here at Hartford HealthCare, we are taking a new approach to bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.  In the past, we would often look at any diet, exercise program, or weight loss surgery procedure in terms of how much weight we could expect a patient to lose. In fact, most overweight [...]


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