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What’s A Clinical Neuropsychiatrist? Meet The Only One In The State

Long before he entered medical school, Dr. Joe Trettel says he was fascinated by the brain, and in particular, its ability to produce cognition and behavior. “Very early on I developed a passion and curiosity that lead me to become a basic neuroscientist, trying to understand the connection between the brain,...

Marc Michaud at a rehab session.

How Physical Therapy Got This Carpenter Back To Work

By Sarah Fasolo Marc Michaud, 54, of Plainfield found himself in the hands, literally, of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network twice in a year. After surgery to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff in October 2016, he faced a second surgery. This time, it would be on his...


Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: YOU Know Your Body Best!

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly-diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. They...


How Dianne from Rocky Hill Advanced Cancer Research

Dianne Poland will tell you she’s blessed. Blessed with a family that loves and supports her, and blessed to have beaten the breast cancer that invaded her body two years ago. By participating in a cancer clinical trial with Hartford HealthCare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is seizing an...


How Recovery Coaches Can Reshape The ER

By Pat Rehmer President, Behavioral Health Network With crowded waiting rooms and busy clinicians, mental health and substance abuse patients don’t always receive the most optimal care in healthcare settings.  And for good reason – emergency room  staff are generally focused on serious physical problems, rapid assessments and “in the...


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,...