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An Obesity Doctor’s Top 5 Myths About Weight Loss

As an Obesity Medicine Specialist, I know losing weight is not an easy task, and many myths persist about how to do it—which end up making it even harder. Below are the most common misconceptions on weight loss and physical activity I commonly hear during an office visit and hope...

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Feed Your Brain! Try One of These Health Webinars

Hartford HealthCare’s Classes & Events Series is now bringing this source of community education into your home with webinars available on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Topics range from Medicare 101 to surgical weight loss to healthful cooking tips, each typically with a question-and-answer session at the end. Click here...

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Summer Countdown: 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today, with the state reopening after so many weeks of self-quarantine during COVID-19. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here...

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Snakes! What to Know About Connecticut’s 14 Species

Nothing quite inspires instantaneous rage, extreme fear or bizarre curiosity like the sudden appearance of a snake. For too many people, the initial impulse is kill or cradle. The correct response, of course, is none of the above. Do not mess with snakes. They’re not looking for a fight. You...