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Friday, Sep 11, 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. This program has been approved for Continuing Education [...]

Friday, Oct 02, 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 [...]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020, 7:15AM - 4:00PM

15th Annual Interdisciplinary Transplant Symposium

Solid organ transplantation has become the standard of care for individuals with end-stage kidney, liver, or heart disease. Care of [...]

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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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BHN Receives Awards for Best HealthCare Marketing, Communications

The New England Society of HealthCare Communications (NESHCo) has recognized BHNews as the top healthcare employee newsletter in all of New England. The weekly electronic employee newsletter received a Gold Award from NESHCo, one of 34 Lamplighter awards received by HHC. Other BHN recognitions included silver awards for MATCH (Medication [...]

These Age Groups Most Affected by COVID-Related Depression, Anxiety

Experts call it the underlying crisis. While COVID-19 cases spike around the country, more than a third of Americans report related depression and anxiety. “The spread of COVID-19 leaves people feeling out of control, which is uncomfortable and unnerving,” said Dr. James O’Dea, vice president of operations for the Hartford [...]

Virtual Health Visits Nearing 200,000 Since COVID-19. Here’s How it Works.

Telemedicine was not a new concept when the COVID-19 pandemic locked society down in March, it was simply underutilized. “I’ve been using virtual visits for several years now with my pacemaker patients,” said Dr. Steven Zweibel, system director of cardiac electrophysiology for the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Heart & Vascular Institute. [...]

IOL Research: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective Against Hoarding Disorder

People with hoarding disorder don’t necessarily have to suffer alone, as research published by an Institute of Living (IOL) psychologist shows significant effect with group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. David Tolin, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the IOL, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN), [...]

Psychologist: By Age 4, Children Aware of Racial Stereotypes

As the world marches and protests for equal rights, the eyes of our children are watching, much like they observe and take cues from general adult behavior. Very young children recognize racism and discrimination in their world early, and feel the effects both physically and emotionally, according to Dr. Aieyat [...]

New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO [...]


Popular Events

Monday, Jul 13, 2020, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

E-Learning Childbirth Classes

The eLearning program is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great [...]

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Webinar

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

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020, 6:30PM - 7:45PM

Depression Webinar: An Introduction to the Disorder

In this FREE webinar, join Laura Majidian, MSW, Case Worker, at Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living's Family Resource Center to gain [...]

 

 

 

 

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