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  • The 30-Second Consult: Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

    February 12, 2020

    By Amanda Zaleski Exercise Physiologist Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment of Preventive Cardiology Q: What are the exercise recommendations for older adults? A: The American College of Sports Medicine says the optimal exercise prescription for overall health among older adults includes these options: 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic…

  • Coming Attractions? Medtech Innovations Hit the Bushnell Stage

    February 11, 2020

    “Alexa, I’m going to sleep.” Like clockwork, she dims the lights and turns off the TV. Ok, not unusual in today’s world. But the next command is. “Can you tell my nurse?” asks the hospital patient. This is just one of the many scenarios that played out at Digital Health…

  • Did Linda Ronstadt Have To Stop Singing? How Parkinson’s Therapy Could Help

    February 11, 2020

    Ten Grammys, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership and many gold and platinum albums couldn’t shield Linda Ronstadt from Parkinson’s disease. The singer known for “Blue Bayou,” “Don’t Know Much” and “You’re No Good” started noticing changes to her voice as…

  • It’s Your Skin vs. Winter: Here’s How Your Skin Wins

    February 10, 2020

    Winter’s wind, low humidity and frigid temperatures bite at the skin, even when we’re swathed in sweaters, hats and gloves or hiding out indoors. “Ambient humidity drops during the winter, both indoors and outdoors, and contributes to increased trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), which means our skin is losing water at…

  • Breast Radiologists Get a Second Set of Eyes: Artificial Intelligence

    February 10, 2020

    One fear about artificial intelligence generated by computers is that it will replace humans, but a trio of radiologists with Hartford HealthCare welcomed recent headlines about the technology in mammogram reading rooms. Google-funded researchers, in a study published in the journal Nature, asserted that AI could be more efficient than…

  • ASCO Grant Recognizes Cancer Institute’s Efforts to Minimize Care Discrepancies

    February 10, 2020

    As the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute expands services across Connecticut, bringing specialists offering advanced care to locations closer to residents’ homes, national organizations have taken notice. The work to minimize discrepancies in care for minorities and those living in rural areas, also called healthcare disparity populations, has earned the Cancer…

  • A Healthier Life for Seniors: Upcoming Events in March

    February 08, 2020

    March 2-31: Five-part Healthy Brain Series Examines Optimum Aging WATERBURY – Strategies and information on maintaining a healthy brain is the focus of a free five-part series presented by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. The Healthy Brain Series will be held Tuesdays,…

  • What? With New Routine, Colonoscopy Prep Isn’t Half Bad

    February 06, 2020

    Nearly 90 percent of people say that prepping for a colonoscopy is what scares them the most about this important test. They may have heard horror stories from their friends, or simply imagine that frequent trips to the bathroom are not something they’re interested in. But there’s good news: Colonoscopy prep…

  • What’s Behind the Biggest One-Year Decline in Cancer Deaths?

    February 05, 2020

    The American Cancer Society recently announced that the cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported. The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017. Experts attributed the decline in part…

  • As Coronavirus Spreads, It’s a Waiting Game in Connecticut

    February 04, 2020

    Updated Feb. 12, 2020 More than two dozen nations have reported cases of coronavirus, but without a pattern of sustained community outbreaks the World Health Organization has not yet qualified it as a global outbreak known as a pandemic. Yet it remains a global health threat. The Centers for Disease…


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