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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 —...

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit 1-Year Anniversary

Inpatient Rehab Unit Celebrates First Year

Pride.  Excellence.  Inspiration.  Teamwork.  These were the prevailing sentiments expressed by the speakers Nov. 7 at the Hartford HealthCare Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit’s (IRU) one-year anniversary celebration. The event was a culmination of what was a hugely successful first year for the staff, who have treated 640 patients since the unit...

Cold and Flu Prevention

Keeping Your Student Athlete Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

As certified athletic trainers with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, Sabrena Lary and Deanna Barrett take great pride in taking good care of their student athletes both on and off the field. And with flu season just around the corner, they have these tips to help students stay healthy: A mention...

Exercise Program

New Twist for Cancer Survivors: Exercise Makes a Difference

So much of cancer seems beyond your control, but staying as active as possible can be key to managing the side effects of the disease and treatment and improving survival. Gretchin Bade, a physical therapist and program director of oncology with the Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network, cited at least 20...

Icing an Injury

How to Use Ice Properly to Treat Injuries

As as a Certified Athletic Trainer on Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team, Rebecca MacEwan treats all kinds of injuries on and off the field. Sometimes the technique she uses help an injured athlete is the most common, ice.  Ice and other cooling  methods are great for treating many conditions, says MacEwan, ...

Substance Abuse

People With Brain Injury Vulnerable to Substance Abuse

Increasingly, people with a traumatic brain injury are likely to have a substance use disorder, providing another alarming layer to the nation’s opioid overdose crisis as each pose a risk that people might develop the other. Dr. J. Craig Allen, vice president of addiction services with Hartford HealthCare, said, “The pairing...

Cheshire HealthCenter

50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus...