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  • Backus Preventative Medicine Team Breaks Down Barriers to Improve Health

    February 11, 2019

    Seeking to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions, The William W. Backus Hospital created a Preventive Medicine Team (PMT) that is helping people be healthier, happier, and stay out of the hospital whenever possible. The PMT is designed to support patients who are frequently admitted to the hospital by creating…

  • Being Rxesponsible When it Comes to Disposing of Old Prescription Medications

    January 31, 2019

    Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation’s opioid crisis.  Q: You see what…

  • Crohn’s: How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis

    January 23, 2019

    When stomach cramps and other bathroom distress seem to trouble you over and over, it might be more than just the lunchtime burrito or nerves. For about 700,000 Americans, these are the signs of Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s – which, with colitis, is an…

  • Mystic Health Center Approved

    January 22, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s proposed 47,000-square-foot, three-story health center in Mystic received unanimous approval from the Stonington Planning and Zoning on Jan. 14. Approval clears the way for groundbreaking at the site off of Coogan Boulevard. The health center will include primary care, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, Headache Center, Movement Disorders Center,…

  • Finding Success in Opioid Treatment

    January 07, 2019

    On a recent weekday, a patient was brought into The Windham Hospital Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, he was given a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can be painful…

  • HHC Hospital’s Welcome New Year’s Babies

    January 02, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s hospital’s rang in the new year with some new babies. Take a look at the first babies of 2019 at Backus Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Backus Hospital Lianna Noelle Robin was Backus Hospital’s first baby of 2019,…

  • Hartford HealthCare Becoming a National Training Destination for da Vinci Robotic Surgery Training

    December 20, 2018

    With more than 1,600 procedures performed each year with the da Vinci ® surgical robot, Hartford HealthCare surgeons are nationally recognized experts in utilizing the technology and Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) has become a training destination for robotic surgery. The da Vinci™ Surgical System offers…

  • How an Oncology Nutritionist Can Help Your Body Fight Cancer

    December 04, 2018

    Nutrition is an essential part of health and shouldn’t be neglected when going through cancer treatment. MaryBeth Dahlstrom-Green, an oncology nutritionist with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, said the often rigorous treatment required to fight cancer can leave patients physically and emotionally depleted. That’s where she comes…

  • Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Opens Heart Failure Clinic in Norwich

    November 21, 2018

    While some of the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF) can be managed, patients often need advanced care as the disease progresses.  The stress of driving long distances for care and assessment can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life.  Thanks to the Hartford HealthCare Heart &…

  • Drs. Nowicki, London, Frallicciardi to Lead Tweeting for CME’s on Emergency Medicine on Nov. 29

    November 18, 2018

    You’re a busy professional in the demanding field of healthcare. One of the demands is finding the time to take Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours to keep abreast of the latest innovations in healthcare, not to mention maintain your licensure. Hartford HealthCare’s Department of Continuing Education can help with the…


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