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  • Why Paramedics Are Now Needed in the Emergency Room

    May 18, 2020

    The fear of coming into contact with COVID-19 has many people making dangerous gambles with their health and avoiding emergency care until they are in crisis. But at Hartford HealthCare (HHC), that’s when experts in pre-hospital medical care are pressed into service. Paramedics like Tom Latosek at HHC’s Charlotte Hungerford…

  • A COVID-Related Suicide Spike: Where to Find Support

    May 18, 2020

    Ongoing stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic – financial constraints, unemployment and isolation – have caused a national spike in suicide. Patricia Rehmer, MSN, ACHE, president of the Behavioral Health Network and senior vice president of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), said national sources estimate up to 75,000 people will die by…

  • Ready to Dine Out? Here Are the New Restaurant Rules

    May 18, 2020

    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…

  • Free Erectile Dysfunction Webinar June 1

    May 17, 2020

    Erectile dysfunction affects more than three million American men each year, impacting their intimacy, relationships and self-esteem. Despite the commonness of the problem, many men suffer in silence. Through the power of technology, Hartford HealthCare will broach the subject in an informational webinar that men and their partners can attend…

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

    May 15, 2020

    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…

  • Three Recipes to Feed, Fuel Your Body Quickly

    May 15, 2020

    Looking for some easy meal ideas to make at home?  Chris Barrett, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone and Joint Institute walks you through how to make three recipes that are both simple to prepare and offer lots of nutritional value. Triple Berry Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup frozen…

  • How COVID-19 Might Reshape Healthcare

    May 15, 2020

    As “unprecedented” as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) President and CEO Jeff Flaks said it will guide transformation of the healthcare industry. “We’re going to see a new industry emerge worldwide – new beds, new ways to clean rooms, new ways to enter rooms,” he said in…

  • Covid-19 and Your Car (And, Soon, New Passengers)

    May 14, 2020

    Getting back into the real world of a reopened economy also means getting back into your car more frequently, sometimes with other people. Think of a vehicle as a tiny living space. OK, you’re already paranoid. So start by maintaining, as best as possible within that space, the practices shared…

  • How to Help Teens Resist the Urge to Blow Past COVID-19 Guidelines

    May 14, 2020

    While parents often feel like broken records, constantly repeating safety reminders and directions on an endless loop, pandemic parents of teenagers need to be prepared to keep that theme moving as the world starts to reopen around us and the kids want out. “We, as adults, know to go slow…

  • Backus lab produces homegrown hand sanitizer

    May 13, 2020

    With hand sanitizer flying off the shelf, local distilleries and even some homespun scientists have developed and distributed their own versions of today’s hottest commodity. The Backus Hospital pharmacy team has similarly put its stamp on the hand sanitizer business. In late March, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance…


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