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How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage...

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The ‘Man Flu’: A Severe Case or Severe Wimpiness?

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper-respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all.  Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu” — a term often used by women who think that men complain more about...

Man on bike trail.

Dr. Darren Tishler: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Here at Hartford HealthCare, we are taking a new approach to bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.  In the past, we would often look at any diet, exercise program, or weight loss surgery procedure in terms of how much weight we could expect a patient to lose. In fact, most overweight...


Man Flu: It’s REAL!

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all. Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu”—a term often used by women who think that men complain more about their...


Backus and Windham Streamline Surgery Preparation

When you’re having surgery, it can be a major inconvenience to rush around to different offices and make countless phone calls for the medical and insurance clearance you need. With that in mind, the teams at Backus and Windham hospitals will soon launch Peri-Operative Surgical Home (PSH), a patient-centered service...