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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Why Coronary Calcium Testing is a Focus of New Cholesterol Guidelines

    November 27, 2018

    The recent introduction of new American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guidelines underscored the need for a more personalized approach to assessing cardiovascular disease risk, including more widespread use of coronary calcium testing, an approach long supported by Hartford HealthCare’s Preventive Cardiology Program. The AHA,…

  • How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

    November 26, 2018

    It’s that time of year again when we’re faced with cold weather and short days, not to mention the start of the holiday season. There are so many challenges for us to stay on track and remain focused on healthy living. You can survive and thrive during this busy, hectic…

  • What Is Pulmonary Hypertension? A Doctor Explains

    November 21, 2018

    Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Learn more from Dr. Dina Darsaklis, Cardiology Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What is pulmonary hypertension? What are its causes? A: Pulmonary hypertension is a…

  • Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Opens Heart Failure Clinic in Norwich

    November 21, 2018

    While some of the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF) can be managed, patients often need advanced care as the disease progresses.  The stress of driving long distances for care and assessment can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life.  Thanks to the Hartford HealthCare Heart &…

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