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What is External Beam Radiation Therapy?

It sounds like something dangerous or straight out of a science fiction movie, but external beam radiation therapy is one of the best and most advanced ways to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Nicole Anderson, a radiation oncologist with Backus Hospital, says external beam radiation is recommended for many patients with...


Why He Thanks a Robotic Arm for His New Hip

Bob Poole could manage the pain in his hip as long as he was working full-time and sitting down for most of the day. But when he retired, it started to keep him sidelined from the activities he enjoys. “It’s the golden years, right?” says Poole, a Lisbon resident, with...


Possible Breakthrough in Detecting CTE in Living Patients

Researchers at the Boston University CTE Center announced recently what they believe is a major breakthrough in the detection of the neurodegenerative disease found in people with repeated head injuries. According to a new study, researchers now believe they may have found a way to detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy in...


Headache Help Comes to Waterford

If you struggle with chronic headaches, the last thing you need is to wait a year and drive several hours for an appointment with a specialist. The opening of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center in Waterford means sufferers from three states can cross that off the list of things causing...