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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Friday, Apr 03, 2020, 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Face Your Fears: Conducting Good Exposure Therapy Across Diagnoses

Instructional in-person, six hour workshop for healthcare professionals led by Dr. David F. Tolin. Exposure therapy is an evidence-based [...]

Friday, May 01, 2020, 8:30AM - 1:30PM

Hartford Hospital Transplant Program Social Worker Conference

Join transplant and dialysis social workers for a day of learning and networking. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 4 SW CEU credits [...]

Thursday, May 07, 2020, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Women Physician Organization (Harford Hospital Physician Only!)

This event is closed to Hartford Hospital physicians ONLY, including residents and fellows.

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.


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New Safety Card Connects Domestic Violence Victims With Help

Helping victims of domestic violence can be as basic as getting the right information into their hands and listening when they reach out, according to Susie DiVietro, PhD, a research scientist with the Injury Prevention Center. Dr. DiVietro offered a statistically and emotionally harsh look at intimate partner violence (IPV), [...]

Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you [...]

‘A Good, Sober Way to Have Fun’: Boxing and the IOL’s Dual Diagnosis Program

He stood quietly, watching the others throw punches that sometimes missed the mark. Then Michael, his eyes intent behind roundish glasses, stepped forward and launched a series of solid punches, first at the instructor’s outstretched training mitts and then to the jaw of a sparring dummy. Uppercut. Thwack! Jab. Thwack! [...]

Mental Health First Aid Class: Learn How to Help an Adolescent in Crisis

You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First [...]

Word Leaders Support Gender Fluidity With ‘They’ Pronoun

It’s a four-letter word that means so much more today than ever before and the recent announcement that the word gurus at Merriam-Webster dictionary dubbed the pronoun “they” its word of the year marked a milestone for those identifying as non-binary. The dictionary had enhanced its definitions of “they” and [...]

Marijuana and Driving: Watch TEDxHartford Talk By IOL’s Pearlson

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, founding director of the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, participated in a TEDxHartford talk, presenting his current research into the effects of marijuana on driving. You can watch the TedxHartford Talk by clicking here. TEDxHartford — spawned from the innovative TED talks – is an [...]


Popular Events

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Joint Replacement Patient Education - Hartford Hospital

This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for the surgery and [...]

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Autism Spectrum Support/Educational Group Meeting for Parents

Providing a place for parents of children on the autism spectrum, or with another related disorder, to come together and get support and [...]

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Group (DBSA)

Peer run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Registration is not required for this group. [...]

 

 

 

 

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