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Treatments for Arthritis pain

Orthopaedic surgeon John Irving, MD, shares his expertise about the best options for managing arthritis pain to get patients back to doing the activities they love.

Knee replacement surgery advances

Join Dr. Henry A. Backe, Jr. , board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, to learn more about advances in knee-replacement surgery and what it means for today’s joint-replacement patient.

Is it Safe to Take a Summer Vacation, Even Fly?

Distancing, both physical and social, is the buzzword of the year and one Hartford HealthCare (HHC) experts want you to remember as the state reopens and you begin venturing out of your home this summer. The warmer months, when kids are traditionally of school, are a time when many people [...]

CDC’s COVID-19 Update Spares Pets, Downgrades Threat of Infected Surfaces

COVID-19 spreads more person-to-person than surface-to-person or animal-to-person, according to the latest update guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The person-to-person spread surprises no one, but the CDC has downgraded the risk of  touching a contaminated surface, then infecting yourself by touching your nose, eyes or mouth. [...]

Is it Safe to Use a Public Bathroom During COVID-19?

As the country reopens, state by state, is there public trust in public restrooms? Put it this way: At last check, New York’s subway system had one bathroom per 53,000 riders. In Connecticut, public restrooms remain closed at most state parks. Elsewhere, will people change their hygiene habits when in [...]

A Healthier You: Upcoming Webinars in May

The classes and events Hartford HealthCare brought you every week, before COVID-19, aren’t going away. We’re bringing them to you in a new series of webinars you can watch, then ask our professionals any questions you might have. In the next week, you can join webinars on Medicare basics, a [...]

Ready to Dine Out? Here Are the New Restaurant Rules

It’s OK to dine out in Connecticut, effective May 20, as long as you dine outside. The outdoor-only mandate for the state’s restaurants is part of Gov. Ned Lamont’s Phase 1 plan to reopen the state’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some guidelines diners will notice: Restaurants can [...]

7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing. Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint [...]


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Thursday, May 28, 2020, 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Pre-Op Joint Replacement Class

This class is designed for candidates preparing for hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery.

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Webinar for St. Vincent's Medical Center

Take a first step to a healthy lifestyle, learn more about bariatric surgery. Our expert weight loss surgeons will explain the procedures, [...]

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Stroke Support Group

The purpose of this support groups is to provide education, encouragement, hope and understanding for stroke survivors, families, and [...]


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