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More Screen Time? It’s Now Part of Teens’ Mental Health Treatment

By Dr. Paul Weigle Psychiatrist, Natchaug Hospital Contrary to what you may think, video games, social media and related digital technology can actually improve the mental health of our younger generation. This is not to say Little Johnny should be allowed to lock himself in the basement and play Fortnite around...


Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice...


Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving...

Hernia

June is National Hernia Awareness Month

Did you know that nearly 1 million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in...

LIFE STAR Recruits

Inside Look: Training to Become a LIFE STAR Crew Member

What does it take to become a crew member of the LIFE STAR helicopter, the critical care air ambulance that has been transporting patients since 1985? Since the medical transport began at Hartford Hospital, LIFE STAR helicopters have been added at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Backus Hospital in Norwich and, more...


Windham Hospital Foundation to Host Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon June 8

Windham Hospital’s Annual Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon is Saturday June 8,Noon to 2 pm in the Betty Tipton Room at Eastern Connecticut State University, 5 Charter Oak Road, Willimantic. The event, hosted by the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital and the Windham Hospital Foundation, will include several guest speakers, a buffet and a...