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  • Ask the Dietitian: Help with Gluten-Free Meal for Friend! Nuts in My Diet?

    July 17, 2019

    Q: I would like to invite my friend over for dinner. She has Celiac disease and I know she cannot have wheat. Can you give me some ideas for meal choices? A. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease whereby the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye or…

  • Having a Heatwave? When Exercising, Know Your Body’s Limits

    July 17, 2019

    Brace yourself for a weekend heatwave with temperatures in some Connecticut towns reaching 100 degrees. More ominously, heat-index values that combine temperature and dew point are expected to reach as high as 115. That probably won’t stop the diehard exercisers among us, but experts advise caution during such extreme weather….

  • When Caregiving Wasn’t Enough, Hartford Hospital Nurse Gave the Gift of Life

    July 17, 2019

    When Heidi Janssen made the decision to become a nurse 24 years ago, it was her passion for making a difference in someone else’s life that fueled her career choice. She treasures every moment with her patients, but always felt a yearning to do more. Her opportunity to do just…

  • Institute of Living Study: What Motivates a Hoarder?

    July 17, 2019

    To understand hoarding and cultivate a healthy mindset beyond the large-scale purging of piles and boxes of belongings, behavioral health clinicians must first understand what motivates the hoarder. Researchers with the Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living in Hartford will probe that motivation more closely as part of the new study “Emotional…

  • Exercise and an Insulin Pump: Here’s How to Do It

    July 16, 2019

    How can you exercise with an insulin pump? Healthwise content is included in this report. Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare, offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine and health & wellness programs.  Please call 860.696.2500 or click here for more information.

  • Exercise-Induced Asthma? How to Spot it, Manage it

    July 16, 2019

    What is exercise induced asthma? What Are the Symptoms of Exercise-Induced Asthma Why is exercise-induced asthma hard to diagnose? How can you care for yourself when you have exercise-induced asthma? For more information about exercise-induced asthma and other sports-related issues, visit the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Sports Health…

  • Hands-On Diet Training for Your Kid’s Health, Athletic Performance

    July 15, 2019

    Whatever your age, an anti-inflammatory diet is good for your health. But it’s only good for you if you know what it is and know how to use it. (We’re ready to help session in the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute‘s demonstration kitchen.) Our immune system protects our body…

  • Hartford Hospital Repeats as National Heart-Attack Care Award Winner

    July 15, 2019

    When an emergency services dispatcher receives a call about a potential heart attack victim, physicians and nurses at Hartford Hospital must be prepared to provide the best care possible when the patient is brought through the emergency room door. Specialized treatment is critical when it comes to an ST-segment elevation…

  • Local Study: Hypertension Patients Exercise More if They Can Check Blood Pressure

    July 15, 2019

    It’s not exactly mind over matter, but a recent study involving cardiologists with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute demonstrated that people with hypertension exercised more if they could check their blood pressure before and after the workout. The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by a team from the University of…

  • A Blissful Wedding ‘Miracle’ for Hartford Hospital Patient

    July 15, 2019

    Bride-to-be Iris Vasquez arrived at Hartford Hospital under heartbreaking circumstances but left a married woman elated by the caring team of hospital employees who made her family’s dream a reality. Vasquez, 67, suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a life-threatening lung condition that has made it increasingly difficult for…


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