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Skin vs. Winter

It’s Your Skin vs. Winter: Here’s How Your Skin Wins

Winter’s wind, low humidity and frigid temperatures bite at the skin, even when we’re swathed in sweaters, hats and gloves or hiding out indoors. “Ambient humidity drops during the winter, both indoors and outdoors, and contributes to increased trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), which means our skin is losing water at...

Penguin on snow.

The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks a winter inevitability, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall —...

Fall allergies.

The Question for Fall: Is it a Cold or Allergies?

Are your eyes watering yet? If you have seasonal allergies, you already know the fall season is officially here. Ragweed pollen is  an allergy trigger that arrives in Connecticut each spring and lasts until late September, sometimes into October depending on the previous winter’s weather. “It seems as if there...

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...