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  • Why Cancer Patients Should Consider Acupuncture

    December 10, 2018

    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

    December 07, 2018

    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

    December 06, 2018

    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

    December 06, 2018

    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

    December 04, 2018

    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

    December 04, 2018

    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…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Center Opens in Farmington

    November 30, 2018

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. A new program at Hartford HealthCare has been designed to change that: the Tallwood…

  • World Aids Day Dec 1, 2018: Know Your Status

    November 29, 2018

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2017, with 1.8 million people becoming newly infected in 2017 globally. However, nearly 40 years into the pandemic – and 30 years since first observing Dec. 1 as World AIDS…

  • Memory and Marijuana: Study at Olin Research Center Focuses on Young Users

    November 29, 2018

    From the control room of the functional MRI at the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Dr. Alecia Dager watches the monitor for signs of activity in the portion of the brain that controls memory, curious as to how the drug impacts this process. (In the image above, the orange…

  • How Men Can Identify Signs of Clinical Depression

    November 28, 2018

    Men don’t like to talk about depression, even acknowledge it, and they’re less likely than women to seek treatment for it. Yet close to a third of men experience depression in their lifetime. So how can men tell the difference between feeling down and clinical depression? “Clinical depression, or major…


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