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How Dianne from Rocky Hill Advanced Cancer Research

Dianne Poland will tell you she’s blessed. Blessed with a family that loves and supports her, and blessed to have beaten the breast cancer that invaded her body two years ago. By participating in a cancer clinical trial with Hartford HealthCare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is seizing an...


Blood drive to honor Plourde twins

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is teaming up with Bristol Firefighters Local 773 to honor twin sisters Cameron and Olivia Plourde by hosting a blood drive Thursday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hillside Community Church in Bristol. Today, the three-year-old sisters are healthy and...


Osteoporosis And The Danger Of Fractures

If you are among the millions diagnosed with osteoporosis, or low bone density, you become more vulnerable to broken bones with even a fall or bump that previously would leave just a bruise. Such “osteoporotic fractures” are most common among those over 65 years old — and recovery can be...


Champions Seek Living Kidney Donors For Family, Friends

The waiting list for a deceased-donor kidney transplant continues to grow each year, leaving many patients on dialysis.  But Hartford Hospital has what’s called a living-donor champion program to help patients waiting for a kidney find one faster. Dr. Caroline Rochon is the surgical director of the kidney transplant program...


What’s A Kidney Swap?

Ashley Norton has spent most of her life fighting a rare kidney disease. She had her first kidney transplant when she was 9 years old — a gift of life donated by her father. After 11 years, however, her father’s donated kidney also became affected with disease. “It just felt...


Bringing HealthCare To Life With GE Technology? (Podcasts)

Hartford HealthCare and GE Healthcare recently formalized a long-term collaboration designed to enhance the patient experience and make health care more affordable. Highlights of the collaboration include development of a care logistics center that will become the nerve center of Hartford HealthCare, allowing clinicians to use data from electronic medical records and...