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Migraines? A Local Clinical Trial May Be for You

The Hartford HealthCare Headache Center is currently conducting a research study of a home treatment for migraine using self-administered investigational medical device. The study device is non-invasive and does not require medications intake. Compensation for your time and travel is available. Hartford HealthCare Headache Center medical director Dr. Brian Grosberg is the...

Stroke

When it Came to a Stroke, Tedy Bruschi Thought F.A.S.T.

By Dr. Timothy Parsons Chief of Neurology, Hospital of Central Connecticut On July 4, former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke. Because he knew the signs — Bruschi, 46, had a stroke in 2005, only days after the Patriots’ third Super Bowl victory...


Hartford Hospital Earns Quality Stroke Care Award

Moments matter for patients with stroke, and that means rapid diagnosis and quick delivery of clot-busting medication is critical to reducing post-stroke complications or disability. Hartford Hospital’s demonstrated ability to thrive in those urgent care situations, combined with its comprehensive approach to getting patients on the road to a speedy...

Stroke

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...


Cluster Headaches: A Pain This Time of Year

By Dr. Abigail Chua, DO Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Spring has turned to summer, flowers are in bloom and life takes a slower, more carefree pace. Until you suffer one of the worst headaches you’ve ever experienced, and it just won’t...

Deep Brain Stimulation

After Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s Patient Playing Banjo Again

Paul Cochrane hadn’t picked up his banjo in years, ever since Parkinson’s disease had caused tremors that prevented his fingers from plucking the strings to any semblance of a tune. But, after having the Vercise Gevia Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) battery implanted in January and turned and adjusted over the...


Just Zap It: Device Gets FDA Approval After Headache Center Testing

A revolutionary wearable device for migraine treatment, investigated by a Hartford HealthCare headache specialist, recently earned approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use. Dr. Brian Grosberg, director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, said the new treatment comes in the form of electrical pulses delivered through...