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  • How to Dispose of Prescription Meds, Properly, Without Leaving the House

    February 19, 2019

    Here’s a great way to warm up for spring-cleaning season. Retrieve all unused prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, bathroom drawers and your keep-it-away-from-the-kids hiding spot in the kitchen. Wait! Don’t just drop them in the household trashcan. And avoid the convenience of the nearest toilet. The Food and Drug Administration…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: A New Job Provides a Man with a New Lease on Life

    February 19, 2019

    Doug Joslyn was like most men: he didn’t go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary. Two years ago, with a new job on offer, he was required to get a physical – and it proved to be life-changing. “The way the nurse looked at me, I knew I had cancer,”…

  • Newington WWII Veteran Awarded French Knight of the Legion of Honor

    February 19, 2019

    More than seven decades after he served in World War II, John Faenza of Newington has received the highest possible military honor an American can receive from the French people. With his wife, children, friends and former co-workers by his side, the 93-year-old Cedar Mountain Commons resident was awarded an honorary…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: Heart Health

    February 19, 2019

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart disease and its potentially fatal consequences are usually avoidable. Dr. Waseem Chaudhry is a preventive cardiologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center….

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: Surgical and Medical Weight Loss for Men

    February 19, 2019

    Did you know that, in 1985, no state had an adult (male and female) obesity rate higher than 15 percent? Now, every state is at 20 percent or more. Even though Connecticut has the nation’s 10th-lowest obesity rate, about 27 percent of men in the state are obese. This trend…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: A Guy’s Medical Man Cave

    February 19, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are nearly one-and-a-half times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition. On average, men live five years less than women, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But a new program at Hartford HealthCare has been designed to…

  • Why Fitness is Still A Health ‘Bargain,’ Despite Study Linking Extreme Exercise, Heart Disease

    February 18, 2019

    In the category of “too much of a good thing can be bad,” the results of a large-scale study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology indicate that too much exercise might strain or harm the heart of some athletes. Yet Dr. Paul Thompson, director of…

  • Litchfield Hills Pediatrics Joins Hartford HealthCare

    February 15, 2019

    Litchfield Hills Pediatrics, including Dr. Lucia Benzoni, is now part of the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Medical group and will continue to see patients at the office at 481 Bantam Road in Litchfield. “Our practice has had a strong and lasting relationship with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital over the years and we…

  • Meet The Heart’s Lieutenants: Four Valves That Keep Your Blood Moving

    February 14, 2019

    The heart gets all the glory as the hardest-working human organ and, with 80 million beats a year and up to 6 billion beats in the average lifetime, who’s going to argue? But today let’s acknowledge, in a best-supporting role, the heart’s four valves — the mitral, tricuspid, aortic and…

  • New Treatment for Men Diagnosed with Enlarged Prostate

    February 13, 2019

    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is known more commonly as an enlarged prostate – and there’s a new treatment option for men who have been given this diagnosis. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute urologist Dr. Abram D’Amato has details. Q: What is an enlarged prostate? A: An enlarged prostate is…


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