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Bluetooth Technology in a Pacemaker

Imagine for a moment a pacemaker that comes with its own mobile app. Now stop imagining – because it’s a reality. The world’s only pacemaker that can communicate directly with a patient’s smartphone or tablet is available at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital. Cardiac electrophysiologist Dr....


New Research May Change the Way Women are Screened for Cervical Cancer

In Canadian research that could eventually change the way women are screened for cervical cancer, a test to identify the human papillomavirus (HPV) was deemed more accurate than traditional Pap exams at detecting precancerous cervical lesions. The study, which examined test results in more than 19,000 women, was published in...


Having a Coach on the Road to Recovery

With the continued rise in opioid-related deaths in Connecticut, Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network has partnered with the system’s emergency departments to create the “recovery coach” program, which helps those facing addiction find treatment. Patricia Rehmer is senior vice president for the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.  Q: What is...


PODCAST: The Future of the Patient Experience is NOW!

The patient experience is changing — and it’s being driven by any number of forces. These forces include baby boomers whose healthcare needs are increasing as they age, as well as their millennial adult children, who are now starting in earnest to make their own decisions about how, where and...


Infection control begins in training

Infection control is a bedrock of patient care. The thorough washing of hands, and the wearing gloves, masks and gowns are important infection control steps that every clinician learns early – and does often throughout – his or her career. The practice of universal infection control begins in training, even...


Aimovig: A Breakthrough Migraine Medication

A new medication recently approved by the FDA for the prevention of migraine headache is offering promising results for patients who suffer from these debilitating headaches. Dr. Abigail Chua, a neurologist and headache specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center has more on this groundbreaking new therapy.  Q: Tell us...