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Post-Charlottesville: Addressing Racism With Your Kids

It was difficult to watch, even for adults, the violence that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month. Now imagine the questions your kids have about it. “The chance and likelihood that (your children) will see it is high, given...


Baby Boomers, Beware: You Are At Risk For Hepatitis C.

More than 3 million people live with hepatitis C, the most common blood-borne disease affecting the baby boomer generation – but many don’t even know they have it. Hartford Hospital‘s Dr. Michael Einstein tells you what you need to know about this devastating liver disease: Q: Who is at risk for...


New Melanoma Center Offers ABC’s of Skin Cancer

We love our beach days and warm sunshine, but the sobering fact is that there are more new cases of skin cancer in this country each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. “At particular risk are people with pale skin or who have a family history of...


Back-To-School Sports: Hydration and Concussions

By Bill LaBruna With back-to-school around the corner, it’s important to be aware of your young athlete’s health on and off the field. Hydration Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or,...


When Is It Too Early To Get A Flu Shot?

By Dr. Sowmya S. Kurtakoti Medical Director, Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster Every year, medical professionals hear people say, “I’ve never had the flu, so why should I get a flu shot?” Without it, people are risking serious diseases like influenza, pneumonia or even whooping cough, sometimes leading...