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Wearing a mask

Mask Tips (And No Gloves!) From an Infectious Disease Doctor

Until recently, it was only cool for Batman to wear a mask. Now we’re all wearing them in varying patterns and styles to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. According to a study backed by the World Health Organization and published recently in The Lancet, putting a cloth or paper...

Kids and COVID-19

Immune System Attacks Body in Rare COVID-19 Reaction in Children

Until a few weeks ago, Dr. Lucia Benzoni thought children had “gotten away scot-free” and largely avoided serious infection with COVID-19, but recent outbreaks of a related inflammatory disease have her thinking otherwise. Dr. Benzoni, a pediatrician with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Litchfield, said there’s been a surge...

Handwashing

Hands Washed Raw? Here’s Your New Anti-COVID Strategy

As the potential carriers of COVID-19, your hands have been scrubbed vigorously and washed with soap, water and alcohol-based sanitizers for the last two months to keep them clean and germ-free. It’s time to give them some love. While handwashing remains an important way to minimize the risk of COVID-19...

Urinary Incontinence

Quality-of-Life Options After Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Dr. Ryan P. Dorin Urologic Oncology Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in American men today. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, prostate cancer is also characterized by a long period...

Ovarian Cancer

Chief Clinical Officer: No Reason to Put Off Procedures Now

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw hospitals nationwide cancel all but emergent surgeries to keep people out of the buildings and safely away from any potential contact with the lethal virus. With the COVID-19 peak for hospitalizations passed in Connecticut, those days are about to pass, and Dr. Ajay Kumar,...

Convention Center

Preparing for the COVID-19 Surge With Two Alternate-Care Sites

In anticipation of the coming surge of patients needing hospitalization for COVID-19, Hartford HealthCare partnered with the state and Army National Guard to build two alternate-care sites to treat low-acuity patients with the virus. The goal is to leave beds in the system’s hospitals available for patients with advanced cases...

Virtual Visit

Dump the Mercury Thermometer: Here’s How to Take Your Temperature

When it comes to COVID-19, gauging your temperature by touching the back of your hand to your forehead just isn’t going to cut it. Fever is one of the signs of the virus but, even beyond COVID-19, knowing your body’s temperature is an important way to manage any illness. The...