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HealthCare Happenings December 2018

Community partnerships are taking guns off the streets, fighting opioid addition and preventing cancer - and connecting you to healthier, of course!

Treating Swallowing Disorders

For people living with swallowing disorders, feeling a choking sensation when they eat or drink is a common occurrence. But there is a newer, less invasive treatment option, people can find relief from these troublesome symptoms and gain a better quality of life: Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). Hartford HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Karasik, is one of only a handful of doctors in the country offering a procedure called POEM.

         

         

         

         

Nobody Knows your Heart Better

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute includes the most talented and experienced physicians, the very latest technology, and a team of compassionate caregivers whose only goal is to help patients and their families fight heart disease, which is our nation’s number one killer.

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Advances in Health

Advances in Health with Dr. Adam Ferguson

Get the basics on foot and ankle pain from Dr. Adam Ferguson with the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute.

Advances in Health with Dr. Craig Allen

More teens are vaping now than ever - and parents are concerned. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director at Rushford, has important information for parents, teachers and anyone else with teens in their lives.


News

Why Cancer Patients Should Consider Acupuncture

One of the best integrative medicine treatments for cancer, both when receiving chemotherapy and well into survivorship, is also one of the oldest. Acupuncture, a distinct clinical subset of Traditional Chinese Medicine, dates back thousands of years. Today, in numerous pilot and feasibility trials, acupuncture has been found to safely, and [...]

Why Athletes are More at Risk for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Markelle Fultz makes a living – he was the NBA’s No. 1 pick overall in the 2017 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers — by keeping his arms aloft, guarding his team’s basket from the jump shots of opposing players. Now, that very movement has sidelined him for at least a [...]

What to Expect From Lung Cancer Treatment

There have been rapid developments in the treatment of lung cancer in the last 10 years. Fortunately, because of earlier detection and improved therapies for patients with lung cancer, the outcomes for patients have improved significantly in recent years. The therapies used for treatment of lung cancer — chemotherapy, radiation, [...]

How to Rebuild Your Life After Colorectal Cancer

By Dr. Gerard Fumo Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers if precancerous growths are removed during a colonoscopy.  In part, because of the advances in screening, detecting and removal of early cancers, we have seen a steady decline in the overall incidence of [...]

Suboxone Treatment Can Begin in the Emergency Room

On a recent Saturday, a patient was brought into The Hospital of Central Connecticut Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, they gave him a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can [...]

How an Oncology Nutritionist Can Help Your Body Fight Cancer

Nutrition is an essential part of health and shouldn’t be neglected when going through cancer treatment. MaryBeth Dahlstrom-Green, an oncology nutritionist with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, said the often rigorous treatment required to fight cancer can leave patients physically and emotionally depleted. That’s where she comes [...]


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Popular Events

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Breastfeeding Class

In this class we will educate pregnant women about how to breastfeed and how to get started. There will be a question and answer period [...]

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

ACTIVATE THE CURE Prayer Group

This is a weekly interdenominational Christian- based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. [...]


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