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What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is...


10 Signs of Mental Health Issues in Men

We know – and joke about – how, generally, men don’t particularly like seeing doctors for physical ailments, but getting them to see a professional for behavioral health issues is nearly impossible. Dr. Alexander Miano, physician psychiatrist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic at Backus Hospital in Norwich, has been at...


Natchaug Adds Groton To College Student Treatment Program

Going off to college seems picture-perfect in advertising and university catalogs, but the reality can be much more stressful and even debilitating for some young adults. Many relocate from their parents’ home to a dorm room where loneliness can set in. All must function more independently than ever, with fewer...

New Doctors

Cancer Institute Adds Four Medical Oncologists

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announced the appointment of the following four new providers: Dr. Sara Dost, a medical oncologist and hematologist whose clinical interests are breast oncology and supportive care of cancer patients, begins in August. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Dost earned her medical...

Legionnaires' Disease

Another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: What You Need to Know

News item: A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in an Atlanta  hotel killed one person and sickened dozens of others in July, with the hotel still closed a month later. This follows two cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported in mid-July at a Rocky Hill nursing home. What is Legionnaires’...