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  • These 8 Things Make it Harder for Immune Systems to Fight Illness (Like COVID-19)

    March 31, 2020

    Boosting the body’s immune system is even more important during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it’s equally important to curb or stop any behaviors that can lower your resistance. The following are ways we hinder our immune system, which can not only leave the body more susceptible to viruses like…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • COVID-19, Social Distancing and Alcohol Problems

    March 27, 2020

    The Quarantini is the cheekily-named beverage many are clutching while social-distancing, but the danger the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might bring to those with alcohol use disorder is more sobering. If supplies run out or liquor stores are forced to close — there’s no indication now that will happen — many…

  • Connecticut’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Guidelines

    March 22, 2020

    Here are the specifics of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” as Connecticut tries to limit its residents exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The plan, effective March 23 at 8 pm, includes these recommendations: Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled…

  • The Kids are Managing Stay-at-Home. What About You?

    March 20, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine when you’re stuck inside, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is only a temporary blip in your life and while it’s natural to feel sad and lonely, there are some ways to keep your spirits up. Be productive. That hall closet you’ve ignored can be cleaned, the…

  • The Coronavirus Response Through the Eyes of a Doctor

    March 18, 2020

    By Dr. William Horgan Hartford HealthCare Regional Medical Director of Quality & Safety Backus Hospital/Windham Hospital Many people are upset because professional and college sports or their child’s sporting events have been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many people feel like we’re overreacting in the United States….

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • Hartford HealthCare Increases Visitor Restrictions, Limits Elective Surgeries

    March 17, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare has increased its visitor restrictions and will postpone surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restricting visitors as much as possible helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. Click here for an explanation of the policy and exceptions (for example, visits to…

  • Advice for Parents, and Kids, During ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’

    March 17, 2020

    Patricia Rehmer, senior vice president of behavioral health for Hartford HealthCare, offers some advice to parents during the COVID-19 crisis in a visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is a lightly edited version of the interview: Q: Explain to us what you should be saying to our children in the situation. A:…

  • Hartford Hospital Patient First COVID-19 Case in Area

    March 14, 2020

    A Rocky Hill woman in her 80s being treated at Hartford Hospital tested positive Friday for COVID-19, the first confirmed coronavirus case in the Hartford area. Hartford HealthCare would like to offer the community this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if you eventually become mildly ill…

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