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  • Connecticut Children’s, Hartford Healthcare Create Pediatric Care Alliance

    October 12, 2020

    Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare announced Oct. 12 that they have formed a Pediatric Care Alliance to provide the children…

  • How This Spine-Surgery Patient Avoided Pain Meds

    October 08, 2020

    No pain pills post-surgery? It’s possible with a revolutionary pain management program that uses nerve-blocking to mitigate pain and reduce…

  • How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

    September 15, 2020

    Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave…

  • Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

    September 03, 2020

    Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud…

  • What’s Your Risk of Heart Disease? This 5-Minute Test Can Tell You

    September 03, 2020

    Two-thirds of adults are at risk of heart disease. Are you? Calcium scoring, a simple, affordable test, is one of…

  • Exposed to COVID-19? Despite New CDC Guidance, State Says Get a Test

    August 27, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slightly softened controversial new COVID-19 testing guidance Thursday with a statement suggesting tests for people exposed to the virus who do not show symptoms “may be considered.” Earlier in the week, the CDC website quietly updated recommendations to exclude asymptomatic cases. Connecticut, in a break…

  • COVID-19 Side Effect: A Headache That Lasts Longer Than The Virus

    August 27, 2020

    A headache is one of the first signs of COVID-19 virus, but it’s now also being recognized as a symptom that lingers long after the illness is over. Dr. Valeriya Klats, a neurologist and headache specialist with the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Ayer Institute Headache Center in Fairfield County, said the…

  • Why You Should Wait Until At Least Oct. 1 to Get a Flu Shot

    August 20, 2020

    Some locations are already offering flu shots, but an infectious disease specialist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, part of Hartford HealthCare, said timing is everything this year. Nationally, public health officials are predicting what they’ve called a “twindemic” when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic coincides with…

  • How to Keep State Campuses Safe From COVID-19

    August 19, 2020

    If a key to mitigating the threat of COVID-19 has been isolating and limiting contact to a small bubble of family or friends, what does that mean for college students moving into dorms and apartments this month? Keith Grant, system director of infection prevention with Hartford HealthCare, said students should…

  • Study: Antibody Detection Rate for Healthcare Workers Slightly Higher Than State Average

    August 18, 2020

    After testing nearly 7,000 colleagues for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) researchers calculated a 6.4-percent antibody detection rate, which is slightly higher than the state average. The rate of detection, called “seroprevalence,” correlates to the level of exposure HHC colleagues had to the potentially deadly virus, either…

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