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Hartford Hospital Recertified as Comprehensive Stroke Center

Last month Hartford Hospital earned recertification from the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Hartford Hospital was originally certified in 2013. This is our third recertification. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to...

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Detox Teas: Are They Really Healthy?

The so-called “detox teas” creating a buzz on social media may not be healthy after all, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who spoke at a press conference June 17 at Hartford Hospital. Many of these teas, sold under a variety of names, claim to promote weight loss and a...


This Complex Hernia Case Took 9 Hours. Here’s Why.

After surviving sepsis and a monthlong coma when his pancreas failed and his body started to shut down, Eric Pinsonneault wasn’t too worried about a follow-up surgery a year later for a hernia that had developed at the site of his original incision. “I thought it would be pretty easy...