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  • Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

    January 16, 2018

    Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking…

  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • In 2018, Make the “Good Life” A Priority

    January 15, 2018

    We’ve all heard the saying “A New Year, a new you.” But, as each year passes our bodies change. Aaron Russ is an exercise physiologist for the Good Life fitness program at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. He explains how we can improve our overall health as we get older. …

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • Pain Specialist: Why Opioids Overuse Can Worsen Pain

    December 28, 2017

    As the opioid crisis continues to rage across America, pain treatment providers are playing an even larger role in offering effective non-narcotic pain relief to patients. “There are many effective non-opioid pain treatments,” says Dr. Michael Grille of the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center.  “These are non-addictive treatments, and can…

  • Don’t Let Stress and Depression Interrupt Your Holidays

    December 01, 2017

    By Nicholas Arsenault Transitional Care Nurse, Hartford HealthCare at Home For many, the holidays are a time of togetherness, giving and being around those we love and cherish the most. But sometimes the holidays can bring about feelings that limit how much you enjoy this time of year. Stress and…

  • Local Senior Communities Receive Five-Star Quality Rating

    December 01, 2017

    Three health care communities that are Hartford HealthCare Senior Services partners achieved an overall Five Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as reported by U.S. News & World Report on Oct. 31. Jefferson House in Newington, Jerome Home in New Britain and Southington Care Center…

  • Alzheimer’s Association Honors Hartford HealthCare at Home Caregiver

    November 24, 2017

    WEST HARTFORD – A home caregiver described as someone who “goes above and beyond” received recognition for her work from the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at an awards luncheon held Nov. 9 at the Pond House. Denise Guillemette, LPN, of Hartford HealthCare at Home, was nominated by Patty O’Brian, CDP,…

  • A Guide To A Memorable Holiday Season For Dementia Patients, Caregivers

    November 03, 2017

    Those who take care of loved ones with dementia can have mixed feelings about the holidays – caregivers may have happy memories of the past, but they also may worry about the extra demands that the holidays can bring. To make the season more enjoyable, a balance between holiday-related activities…

  • For This Couple, It’s Rehab By The Book in Southington

    October 26, 2017

    Dan and Arlene Palmer, avid bibliophiles, met and worked at New Britain Public Library for a combined 51 years and owned their own bookstore/tea shop, Leaves & Pages, for 14 years. Arlene, a New Britain historian, also wrote three books about the city’s history and together they wrote “And Now…

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