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  • Why is ‘Orthocoronavirinae’ a Hot Google Search?

    August 12, 2020

    People in Cornwall, Lebanon, Franklin, Bozrah, East Lyme and throughout Connecticut are joining other Google searchers around the country looking for information on orthocoronavirinae. In the past week, Google searches in the state for orthocoronavirinae are more than seven times more popular that searches for COVID-19. It’s not Spelling Bee season, so…

  • Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

    August 11, 2020

    A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection…

  • Masks Save Lives: Duke Study Confirms Which Ones Work Best

    August 11, 2020

    Of all the mask studies, the latest by Duke University researchers affirming the fitted N95 as king in the fight against COVID-19, the most important remains the study of all studies by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The IHME, a research center that has provided…

  • Five Ways to Get Sick, Besides COVID-19, From Poor Hand Hygiene

    August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 is powerful motivation to wash your hands frequently. But any germaphobe knows thousands of germs can lurk on the unwashed hand. A University of Colorado at Boulder study found 3,200 bacteria from 150 species on human hands. Yuck! (Just take a look under a microscope at SARS-CoV- 2, above,…

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Public Forum Set for Aug. 19

    August 04, 2020

    Join us Aug. 19 at 5:30 pm for a virtual presentation about the St. Vincent’s Medical Center acquisition by Hartford HealthCare given by the Fairfield Region leadership team. The report will include an update on progress, future plans and provide opportunity for comments and questions. The public is invited to…

  • How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

    August 04, 2020

    We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook…

  • Stress-Related Broken Heart Syndrome on the Rise During COVID-19

    July 29, 2020

    Photos of isolated family members separated from each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are wrenching, but new evidence shows the actions spurred an increase in the cases of Broken Heart Syndrome in the pandemic’s first wave. Also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) can occur after…

  • Pfizer’s Vaccine on the Way as Connecticut Rewarded by ‘Common-Sense Precautions’

    July 22, 2020

    Vigilance is the key word President and CEO Jeff Flaks uses when describing how Hartford HealthCare – and people across Connecticut – will get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement early Wednesday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses…

  • 10 Medical Conditions Most Likely to Affect Millennials

    July 13, 2020

    So often, people say “it’s an age thing,” but in the case of millennials, poor health may be directly related to their age. According to a 2019 report issued as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association “Health of America” research report series, millennials are less healthy than…

  • Millennial Doctor: Why Millennials Need a Primary Care Physician

    July 10, 2020

    What happens when millennials get their own health insurance plan? Unfortunately, not enough. They’re much less likely than Generation X (born between 1965 and 1979) to have a primary care physician. Dr. Linette Rosario is a primary care physician with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Bridgeport. She’s also a…


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