Women's Health

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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.


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...

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

How Childbirth Can Lead to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In a perfect world, things stay where they’re supposed to stay and perform the way they’re supposed to perform. There’s nothing perfect, however, about the way childbirth stretches and tears the ligaments in a woman’s pelvis that hold up her internal organs. When they are worn out, the uterus, bladder...

MidState Medical Center Receives Breastfeeding Award

Baby-Friendly USA recently re-designated MidState Medical Center as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospital,” said Amy Kelleher, Director of Women and Infant Services at MidState Medical Center. “Our Family Birthing Center team members are committed to creating the best breast-feeding experience to...

This Teacher Can Now Sneeze and Not Pee. It’s a Big Deal.

Sometimes you don’t know you’re looking for something until a television program speaks to you. Stephanie Fecteau, a 41-year-old Spanish teacher from Torrington, suffered with bladder leakage for years before she saw a segment on the news about a minimally-invasive procedure for women with similar problems. Millions of women —...

HPV Vaccine

STD: New Human Papilloma Vaccine Protects Against Several Cancers

Like many things in science and medicine, the vaccine for the human papilloma virus has evolved. First it was recommended for females age 12 to 26 who had not been sexually active, later for males in the same age group who had not had sex. Recently, however, research prompted the...