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Report: State Near Top In ED, Hospital Visits For Opioid Abuse

Connecticut has one of the nation’s highest rates of opioid-related inpatient stays in the country, according to a federal government report released June 20 that also shows 1.27 million emergency department visits or inpatient stays nationwide in a one-year period. The data, compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and...


Finding The Strengths Of ‘13 Reasons Why’

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a young-adult novel of the same name, has captured the attention of adolescents and adults alike since its release on March 31. Many have criticized the series for glamorizing suicide and risking an increase in copycat suicides. But is there anything...


Hartford HealthShare: Take A Seat At The Table (We Are Listening)

Looking for an opportunity to help define, refine and improve communications at Hartford HealthCare? Please take a seat at the Hartford HealthShare table. We are listening. We are swinging open the (virtual) doors to Hartford HealthShare, a tool to help us listen to you for the purpose of better communication. Why?...


Hope After Heroin: How To Make The Turn Toward Recovery

Addiction has met it’s MATCH- visit matchrecovery.org for more information. Meet four inspirational people who share their personal stories of addiction — what it’s like to hit rock bottom, and how they were able to get their lives back on track. They have chosen to share their incredible stories of survival to...


Gender Identity: An Expert Weighs In

The topic of gender identity has made headlines – and controversy – around the world as individuals and organizations work to redefine traditional gender roles. Dr. Laura Saunders is a child and adolescent psychologist at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living, and a nationally renowned authority on the topic of gender...