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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

Dr. Carrie Carsello Hospital of Central Connecticut If you are like me, summer is a time for recreational activities, family barbecues and fun in the sun. The season can be a departure from the day-to-day routines and obligations that demand our attention. But the lazy days of summer are nearly...

Buying Sunscreen

Choosing the Best Sunscreen: How to Protect Yourself This Summer

By Dr. MariMeg Clairwood Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Dermatologist You’re reaching for the sunscreen at the store, but then you pause, overwhelmed by the number of choices. With so many options, which one should you choose? Here are the answers to some questions about sun protection. Are all sunscreens created...

Dr. Sowmya Suraj Kurtakoti

Kurtakoti Selected for National Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

Dr. Sowmya Suraj Kurtakoti of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group has been chosen for the 2019–20 Tideswell at UCSF/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging program. She joins only five other health professionals chosen nationally who will be working in a clinical setting. A total of 18 professionals were selected to work in...


Cluster Headaches: Why They’re Such A Pain This Time of Year

By Dr. Abigail Chua Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director 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 quit, causing excruciating...

Seasonal Allergies

Here Comes Pollen Season: What to Do, What to Take

With spring’s blooms – and grasses and flowering trees – come headaches and sinus distress for many people. Sinus pressure as a result of colds or allergies does not mean you need to see your primary care provider, though. There are a few home remedies that can help soothe your...

Breast Screening

Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which...

Low Testosterone

5 Signs of Low Testosterone, 5 Ways to Boost Your ‘T’ Naturally

Testosterone is the hormone that puts the man in manly. Produced by the testicles, it’s responsible for the transition from boy to man: facial hair, deep voice, sexual development, muscular build and just about every other adult male characteristic. As if every guy didn’t know that. But what, exactly, is...