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COVID-Related Depression

These Age Groups Most Affected by COVID-Related Depression, Anxiety

Experts call it the underlying crisis. While COVID-19 cases spike around the country, more than a third of Americans report related depression and anxiety. “The spread of COVID-19 leaves people feeling out of control, which is uncomfortable and unnerving,” said Dr. James O’Dea, vice president of operations for the Hartford...

Sunburn

Drink These Juices to Avoid Sun Damage to Your Skin

Sunburn is more than a painful nuisance – it’s a serious health risk, especially for the young. The risk of melanoma increases with every significant burn. While wearing sunscreen year round is important, it’s really not enough. Sunglasses, hats and visors are great summer survival tools for all ages. It...

Summer Cookout

The 10 Riskiest Foods to Eat at a Cookout

According to the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, one out of every six of us will get some sort of food poisoning this year – and summer is peak season. We can’t necessarily blame our last meal, because it can take anywhere from hours to days for symptoms...


East Region Mobile Van Brings Testing to the People

In the two weeks since Hartford HealthCare’s East Region mobile testing van has been on the road providing coronavirus testing to the public, more than 600 swabs have been taken. Of those, about 15 results came back positive. The van, which can be found at Windham Hospital four mornings a...

Social Distancing

What To Do When Someone Invades Your 6-Foot Space

If the old Police lyrics “Don’t stand so close to me. . .” play in your head in this COVID-19 world, you’ve probably wondered how to talk with people who invade your 6-foot social-distancing zone. It’s a tough conversation. You want to be polite and avoid an argument, but you...