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Pensive Woman

Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit During a Crisis

During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are feeling increasingly anxious about what lies ahead for themselves and those they care about. Peter Lucchio, staff psychologist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some tips on how to make sure you are staying healthy in mind, body and...

Food and Coronavirus

How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle While Social Distancing

As people around the world continue to practice social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many who are stuck at home are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Christopher Barrett, Clinical Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some...

Jefferson House

Jefferson House Receives National Best Nursing Home Designation

Jefferson House, a skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care community at 1 John H. Stewart Drive in Newington, recently received the highest Best Nursing Homes Rating from U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson House, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, received the top “high performing” rating for...

Quite Smoking

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here’s Some Help

By Ellen Anderson Dornelas, PhD Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute What do President Obama and Keith Richards have in common?  Both struggled to quit smoking cigarettes. The legendary rocker said that quitting smoking was “harder than quitting heroin.” At age 76, he stopped smoking...

Golf Season is here

With New Golf Season in Sight, Make Sure You’re Ready

When the clocks change and the days get longer, golfers in the Northeast begin to look forward to starting a new season on the links. After a long offseason, however, it’s important to make sure your body is ready to swing a club, especially if you have had surgery or...


11th Healthy Family FunFest set for Feb. 23

Now celebrating its 11th year, Healthy Family FunFest will provide thousands of visitors access to information about healthy living, fitness, health screenings and a wide variety of resources, services, demonstrations, hands-on learning, friendly challenges, and interactive activities. This free event features more than 100 tables showcasing Hartford HealthCare service lines...


Urinary Incontinence? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help

Urinary incontinence affects 25 million people in the United States, including 1 out of 3 women. Urinary incontinence is described as the involuntary loss of urine and can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. There are three types of urinary incontinence: Stress Incontinence: Leakage with coughing, sneezing and physical...