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Coronavirus

Alert: Beware of Fake In-Home COVID-19 Tests

On the heels of a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about the health risks posed by fake in-home test kids for coronavirus (COVID-19), a Hartford HealthCare infectious disease specialist underscored the need to seek care only from trusted sources. “You should only be using a test that has...

Hartford Hospital

‘Flattening the COVID-19 Curve’: When Will it Happen?

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer with Hartford HealthCare (HHC), offered this update March 25 on COVID-19 testing, personal protection equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning on Wednesday. He then fielded questions from local media. Using the word “optimistic” more than once regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kumar said thoughtful...

COVID-Testing

COVID-19 Clinical Update: PPE Donations, Patient-Surge Planning

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer at Hartford HealthCare, offered this update March 24 on COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning. He then fielded questions from local media. Daily, Dr. Kumar said Hartford HealthCare teams have been examining the system’s surge capacity and ability to tap...

Dr. Jim Cardon

45 Positives So Far Among 1,000 COVID-19 Tests at Hartford HealthCare

Dr. James Cardon, Chief Clinical Integration Officer and cardiologist at Hartford HealthCare, offered an update March 23 on COVID-19 testing, personal protection equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning. Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Cardon said, has conducted more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests; 45 have been positive; 12 people are in Hartford HealthCare hospitals;...

Coronavirus

Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have...


New Medical Group Primary Care Office Opens in Litchfield

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group has opened a primary care location at 7 Village D Green, 1A, in Litchfield at the site of the former Señor Ponchos Restaurant in the plaza anchored by Stop & Shop. Dr. Michelle Apiado will offer comprehensive health services and is committed to personal and compassionate...

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...