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High Preparedness: Legal or Not, What’s Weed Do to Drivers?

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson Director, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living Research Director, Institute of Living Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network Whatever the outcome of the current debate on legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut, we need to know more about marijuana’s overall effect on the brain and behavior...


Hartford Hospital Celebrates Social Work Month

National Social Work Month is celebrated every year during the month of March. During this year’s celebration, Hartford Hospital is recognizing the extraordinary contributions of this profession by encouraging people to reflect on this year’s theme, “Elevate Social Work.” Social workers elevate and empower people, giving them the ability to...


HHC Be Rxesponsible Campaign Launched at Black & Red 2019

This year’s Black & Red event raised money for the Brownstone Clinic, a place dedicated to serving people who would otherwise have no place to turn for healthcare. Many of the clinic’s patients are homeless and unemployed, struggling with psychiatric disorders, cultural barriers, and a lack of healthcare literacy. Without the...


Things to Consider When Choosing a Private Duty Caregiver

Choosing a caregiver for yourself or a loved one can seem like an overwhelming task. Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home is here to help with some questions to keep in mind when choosing a private duty caregiver. Do you need hands-on care? Help around your home? Companionship? If you need...


Increased Access to Specialty Services, Growth on the Shoreline and Plainfield and Enhanced Coordination of Care Highlight Backus and Windham Hospital Annual Meeting

Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital experienced a year of growth, increased access to specialty services in the community and enhanced care coordination in 2018, according to Hartford HealthCare East Region President Donna Handley at the combined Annual Meeting of the two hospitals on Nov. 7. The meeting, the theme of...


Blackouts: Common and Dangerous Result of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

They’ve been the subject of comedy skits, courtroom dramas and even Supreme Court justice nomination hearings but the reality is that blackouts are a common and dangerous result of excessive alcohol consumption. “A blackout comes after heavy or binge drinking when the person loses control over impulses and, later, has...