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Baby Boomers, Beware: You Are At Risk For Hepatitis C.

More than 3 million people live with hepatitis C, the most common blood-borne disease affecting the baby boomer generation – but many don’t even know they have it. Hartford Hospital‘s Dr. Michael Einstein tells you what you need to know about this devastating liver disease: Q: Who is at risk for...


All-In-The-Family Medicine: Four Generations Of Care

Dr. Rosemary Maduka (her patients call her Rosemary) is a family medicine practitioner in Storrs so popular among her patients that she is now accepting into her practice the infant great-grandchildren of some of the first people she treated as she began her career over 30 years ago. Even now,...


Back-To-School Sports: Hydration and Concussions

By Bill LaBruna With back-to-school around the corner, it’s important to be aware of your young athlete’s health on and off the field. Hydration Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or,...


Where To Get Help With Medicare Open Enrollment

By Penny Ross, MPH Resource Coordinator, and Robin Michel It’s no secret that Medicare can be complicated, with Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. What does it all mean? As a Medicare beneficiary, you have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to review your coverage and make...


Taco Bell: The Best-Kept Secret In Fast & Healthy Food?

Cage-free, vegetarian and vegan don’t sound like fast-food restaurant menu options, but they are at Taco Bell. The restaurant chain has transformed its menu by reducing sodium across all menu items, creating healthier menu choices and enabling consumers to nutritionally customize their order. In 2005, Taco Bell became one of...