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Learn How To Help Body Heal At ‘Qi Gong for Cancer’ Workshop

If you’re battling cancer, you may be seeking ways to help relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms without additional medication. Then consider Qi Gong, a centuries-old, mind-and-body practice. It combines certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation. The movements can be practiced or adapted while walking, standing...

Soy foods.

What You Need To Know About Soy’s Link To Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when awareness is raised about the importance of early detection screenings, including mammograms, and breast health education. Many may wonder what role nutrition plays on breast cancer risk.  Over the years, soy-based foods and their association to breast cancer has generated a lot...


Tracking The Cause(s) Of Erectile Dysfunction

As long as we’re determined to keep ourselves healthy, no topic is off-limits — including erectile dysfunction (ED). Just ask urologist Dr. Jared Bieniek and iHeartMedia/Connecticut Community Affairs Director Renee Dinino, who tackled this sensitive subject on a recent podcast. “You are not alone. It’s very, very common,” is how Dr. Bieniek...


Three Steps To Avoid The Flu This Season

“Take 3 Actions” offers three simple steps to stop the spread of the flu: 1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine. It’s the most effect way to prevent the flu during season that peaks in February and March but can start as early as October and last through...


Ever Laugh So Hard That Tears Stream Down Your Leg?

Stress urinary incontinence affects 1 in every 4 adult women. It may be an embarrassing topic, but you don’t have to live with it. Dr. Christine LaSala is a urogynecologist at Hartford Hospital. Q: What is stress urinary incontinence?  This is a condition that occurs in women and it’s not a...

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Recipe: The Made-For-‘Food Schmooze’ Eggplant Rounds

Here’s the recipe, a Mediterranean-inspired eggplant appetizer, made in the new kitchen at the  Hartford HeathCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital during a recent visit from WNPR’s “Food Schmooze.” (Read more about the show here.) This light dish, as noted during the show, is recommended as a fresh appetizer, starter or alongside...