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The Heart of a Runner

It’s a life on the run for Larry Allen, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Larry’s dedication to the sport of long distance running earned him a coveted spot in the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Yet as he rose the ranks, he always kept pace with another...


Acid Reflux and Cancer: What You Can Do.

Acid reflux is a common condition affecting millions of people. But over a long period of time, pre-cancerous lesions can develop – even turning cancerous in those at high risk. But there is good news, according to Hartford Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. David Chaletsky. Q: What is acid reflux?  A: When...

Soba noodles.

Recipe of the Month: Quick Soba Noodle Stir Fry

By Jeanne Tennis Quick, delicious and easy to digest, soba noodles make a wonderful lunch or dinner dish. Soba noodles are typically made with buckwheat and wheat flour. Look for 100 percent buckwheat varieties for a gluten-free option. Low in fat and high in protein, soba noodles require a minimum...


Radio-Frequency Ablation for Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. A procedure at Hartford Hospital involving radio-frequency ablation may help. Dr. Ricardo Taboada is an anesthesiologist with the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center: Q: What is radio-frequency ablation? A: Once a structure has been determined to be a pain generator, its nerve...

Fresh Vegetables

How to Turn A Veggie Hater to a Veggie Tolerator

If there’s ever a time to try to eat more vegetables, it’s now. It’s summer, that long-awaited time when we relax a bit more and venture a bit farther. This is also the time when gardens thrive and farmers markets open. It brings me pleasure knowing I am eating locally...

Kidney stones

The Making of a Kidney Stone (And How to Avoid It)

Staying hydrated during the warm summer months is key for many reasons. But one reason you may not know: Drinking plenty of fluids can prevent kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard deposits of crystalized salt and minerals that form in your kidney. When urine contains more crystal-forming substances than fluids,...