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DAWN Protocols are Revolutionizing Stroke Treatment and Care

DAWN is a groundbreaking study that is changing the way doctors are treating people who have had strokes. Dr. Mark Alberts is the physician-in-chief at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute with details. Q.  What do these protocols mean for stroke patients?  A.  This new study (called the DAWN Trial...


Can You Get Pregnant Despite Hormonal Disorder?

When you’re trying to get pregnant, how much time is too much time? Some couples have trouble. In fact, about 12 percent of women, or one in nine, will have difficulty getting pregnant. You may have fertility problems if you haven’t been able to get pregnant after trying for at...


Keep an Eye on Common Risk Factors for Ocular Melanoma

While malignant melanoma of the eye is quite rare — only about 2,500 cases are reported in the U.S. each year — precursors of this disease are quite common. One in 10 Caucasians will develop a mole under the retina (known as a “choroidal nevus”) during their lifetime. “Many [moles...

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What is External Beam Radiation Therapy?

It sounds like something dangerous or straight out of a science fiction movie, but external beam radiation therapy is one of the best and most advanced ways to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Nicole Anderson, a radiation oncologist with Backus Hospital, says external beam radiation is recommended for many patients with...


If CPAP Isn’t Working: An Alternate Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Did you know that Hartford Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Northeast to offer patients an FDA-approved implantable device to treat sleep apnea? If you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and the CPAP machine isn’t really working for you, you may want to consider this...