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Radiation Safety: What You Need to Know Before Imaging Tests

If your physician orders imaging services for you — whether X-ray, MRI, CT Scan or PET scan — you might wonder how safe is it to be exposed to radiation. Radiation safety is an important part of the health care process, closely regulated by medical physicists. At Hartford HealthCare, that...


For Sleep Apnea: An Alternative to the C-PAP Machine

If you suffer from sleep apnea and your C-PAP machine isn’t helping, there is another treatment option: an implantable device to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Carl Moeller is an ear, nose and throat specialist with the Hartford Hospital Sleep Center.  Q: What is obstructive sleep apnea?...


MyChartPlus: Get Your Health Records With An App

Hartford HealthCare has a new online tool and app (iOS and Android) that make it easier for patients to navigate their care.  MyChartPLUS provides a secure network for patients to access their personalized health information and records from any PC, smartphone or tablet.  Dr. Spencer Erman is Vice President and Chief Medical...


A New Heart Failure Monitoring Device: Now Available at Hartford HealthCare

There is a new monitoring device for patients with heart failure that allows doctors to keep a close eye on the progress of heart failure treatment. Dr. Howard Haronian is Chief Medical Director and East Region Vice President for the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute.   Q: Tell us about...


New Treatment for Men Diagnosed with Enlarged Prostate

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is known more commonly as an enlarged prostate – and there’s a new treatment option for men who have been given this diagnosis. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute urologist Dr. Abram D’Amato has details. Q: What is an enlarged prostate? A: An enlarged prostate is...


Heart Failure: A New Level of Concern with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heart failure is an extremely serious condition – but there are treatments. Plus, there’s a not-well-known condition called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr. Abhishek Jaiswal is a cardiologist with the Center for Advanced Heart Failure with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute. Q: What is heart failure...


Being Rxesponsible When it Comes to Disposing of Old Prescription Medications

Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation’s opioid crisis.  Q: You see what...