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This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare...

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week At ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital, the first “baby friendly” hospital in Connecticut, continues to be a leader in the state on breastfeeding. Here’s Mary Marshall-Crim, family nurse practitioner and manager of the lactation program at Hartford Hospital: Q. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Hartford Hospital is celebrating with a special event...

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain: When Should Women Ask for Help?

Pelvic pain should not be ignored. For women, it’s a potential warning of a problem with your vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix or other organ. Healthwise content is included in this report. Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, a non-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language...

Breast Screening

Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which...

Miscarriage

What Puts You at Risk for a Miscarriage?

Learn more about miscarriages from Dr. Peter Beller of Hartford Hospital: For more information on Childbirth and Pregnancy Services at Hartford Hospital, click here.

HPV

Ask a Doctor About HPV at These Free Seminars

Healthwise If You Have Symptoms When to Talk to Your Doctor Free Educational Seminars Learn more about HPV at one of these free educational seminars: Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.: Gateway Medical Park (Education Room), 305 Western Blvd., Glastonbury. Click here to register. Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.: Backus Hospital Main Lobby...