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  • What’s the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

    November 11, 2019

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the team from Hartford HealthCare at Home wants to help those in need of these services make the right decisions during what is a critical time for them and their loved ones. Hospice and palliative care offer compassionate care to patients…

  • HER-2 Gene: This Aggressive Breast Cancer Requires Targeted Treatment

    November 11, 2019

    Click here  for a callback from a breast health nurse navigator. All breast cancers are not structured, and therefore not treated, the same, which is why doctors test tissue removed during biopsies to determine the type and stage of the disease. All tissue is also tested for what is called…

  • Why There’s Improved Outlook for Myeloma Patients

    November 08, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Byeff The prognosis for multiple myeloma is gradually improving as a result of new and improved therapies. Multiple myeloma, which causes cancer cells to accumulate in bone marrow, can affect people of all ages, although the average age of onset is the sixth decade of life. New treatments including…

  • Syrian Refugee Travels Long Road to Freedom (and Windham Hospital)

    November 07, 2019

    Ayman Al Hariri has started a new life in Willimantic and at Windham Hospital. The Syrian refugee, a former middle school teacher in his native land, left the war-torn nation more than four years ago for the safety of his wife and two young children.  The United Nations estimates that…

  • Keeping Your Student Athlete Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    November 06, 2019

    As certified athletic trainers with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, Sabrena Lary and Deanna Barrett take great pride in taking good care of their student athletes both on and off the field. And with flu season just around the corner, they have these tips to help students stay healthy: A mention…

  • A New Way to Remove Precancerous Lesions from GI Tract

    November 05, 2019

    Tiny lesions rooted deep inside the intestinal tract might sound deadly and, in the past, they might have been. But, thanks to a new technique being done at Hartford HealthCare, many patients are leaving the operating room cancer-free. Dr. Vaibhav Mehendiratta, a gastroenterologist with Connecticut GI who is affiliated with…

  • Coalition Against Domestic Violence Honors Rehmer

    November 05, 2019

    Awareness and education are keys to dispersing the shadow shame casts over domestic violence and when the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) honors people for their contribution to that effort this year, the Behavioral Health Network  president will be among them. Patricia Rehmer, who also serves as senior vice…

  • New: Low-Income Diabetes Patients Eligible for Healthy Food Prescriptions

    November 04, 2019

    Hartford Hospital and Wholesome Wave have announced their pilot collaboration designed to improve the affordability of fruits and vegetables for 500 low-income diabetic patients. Wholesome Wave is launching its Wholesome Communities Connecticut initiative in partnership with Hartford Hospital to empower healthcare providers to write prescriptions for produce. The produce purchases and all program expenses are funded by Hartford Hospital. The Wholesome…

  • Breast Cancer: How to Know if You’re at Risk?

    November 04, 2019

    By Katherine Del Prato Family Nurse Practitioner Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Millions of women and men have faced a breast cancer diagnosis. This year alone, 268,600 women and 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When that person is a family member or friend, you may wonder what you can…

  • How Surveillance Program Can Make a Difference When Breast Cancer Risk is High

    November 04, 2019

    One important way women at increased risk for breast cancer can monitor their health is by participating in Hartford HealthCare’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Surveillance Program. A variety of factors can may contribute to a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, including: A strong family history of breast cancer….


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