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Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. ...

Soy foods.

What You Need To Know About Soy’s Link To Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when awareness is raised about the importance of early detection screenings, including mammograms, and breast health education. Many may wonder what role nutrition plays on breast cancer risk.  Over the years, soy-based foods and their association to breast cancer has generated a lot...


These Weight-Related Cancers Are On The Rise

Nick Mulcahy Medscape Overall cancer rates have been declining in the United States since the 1990s. But contrary to this trend, some weight-related cancers were on the rise annually from 2005 to 2014, new data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate. Excessive body weight is associated with...

Sliced eggplant.

Recipe: The Made-For-‘Food Schmooze’ Eggplant Rounds

Here’s the recipe, a Mediterranean-inspired eggplant appetizer, made in the new kitchen at the  Hartford HeathCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital during a recent visit from WNPR’s “Food Schmooze.” (Read more about the show here.) This light dish, as noted during the show, is recommended as a fresh appetizer, starter or alongside...


5th Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) presents the Fifth Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 183 North Mountain Road in New Britain. In this free educational seminar, Hester Hill Schnipper, an...


Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of...