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Courtney, in Windham, Says Rural Hospitals Need Medicare’s ‘Extra Boost’

Calling it “an incredible priority in eastern Connecticut,” Rep. Joe Courtney celebrated the recent five-year extension of the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program with a visit Tuesday to one of its beneficiaries, Windham Hospital. “Rural hospitals like Windham need the extra boost,” Courtney said of the $3.8 million in annual reimbursements...


How Small Cuts Can Lead to Big Health Problems

Some of the most serious medical issues I’ve treated in my 20 years as a surgeon started as tiny cuts on a heel or toe. This is especially true for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high cholesterol — a small abrasion can quickly turn into a...


Get Ready for the Healthy Family FunFest Fitness Challenge

Moms, dads and kids of all ages: the Healthy Family FunFest Fitness Challenge is on! Whether it’s jumping rope or hula hooping, our seven-station Family Fitness Challenge is designed to engage you and yours in an action-packed obstacle course that’s sure to encourage your family’s competitive spirit and get everyone’s...


The Importance of Reading to Your Baby

It’s never too early to start collecting a library of books for children so they can begin to develop an appreciation and love for reading. That’s why Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) and its Auxiliary are helping by participating in the “Read to Grow” program, which offers newborns and their siblings...

Dr. Howard Haronian

Lower Your Blood Pressure With These Lifestyle Changes

Olympics fans know him as the Flying Tomato, a snowboarder who defies gravity on the halfpipe and looks rather dapper draped in gold medals, but as a child Shaun White was a medical challenge. Born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which comprises four congenital heart defects, White...