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Artificial Intelligence

Breast Radiologists Get a Second Set of Eyes: Artificial Intelligence

One fear about artificial intelligence generated by computers is that it will replace humans, but a trio of radiologists with Hartford HealthCare welcomed recent headlines about the technology in mammogram reading rooms. Google-funded researchers, in a study published in the journal Nature, asserted that AI could be more efficient than...

Head and Neck Cancer

ASCO Grant Recognizes Cancer Institute’s Efforts to Minimize Care Discrepancies

As the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute expands services across Connecticut, bringing specialists offering advanced care to locations closer to residents’ homes, national organizations have taken notice. The work to minimize discrepancies in care for minorities and those living in rural areas, also called healthcare disparity populations, has earned the Cancer...

Colonoscopy

What? With New Routine, Colonoscopy Prep Isn’t Half Bad

Nearly 90 percent of people say that prepping for a colonoscopy is what scares them the most about this important test. They may have heard horror stories from their friends, or simply imagine that frequent trips to the bathroom are not something they’re interested in. But there’s good news: Colonoscopy prep...

Happy Couple

What’s Behind the Biggest One-Year Decline in Cancer Deaths?

The American Cancer Society recently announced that the cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported. The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017. Experts attributed the decline in part...

Best Diets

Ranked: The Best (and Worst) Diets of 2020

The Mediterranean diet, for the third straight year, is the best overall diet in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The diet is top-heavy in vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, beans an olive oil. No-nos on this diet include red meat, refined grains and added sugars. The U.S. News...

Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce

Good-for-You Recipe: Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce

Here’s a colorful, flavorful recipe, courtesy of the American Cancer Society, that combines smoky chipotle pepper with lean ground turkey breast, red cabbage and fresh cilantro. Turkey & Red Cabbage Tortillas With Chipotle Sauce 4 Servings 8 corn tortillas 1 pound ground turkey breast 1 teaspoon ground chipotle, divided use...

After Cancer Treatment

How Tailored Cancer Care Improves Older Patients’ Quality of Life

The disease may be the same, but the body’s reaction to cancer and related treatment can be very different in older people. So, too, are the decisions about seeking care. “As we age, we might want different things for our lives and value quality time more,” said Dr. Rawad Elias,...