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PODCAST: Organ Donation

On any given day in the United States, more than 115,000 people are waiting for the lifesaving gift of an organ donation – 1,200 of them here in Connecticut alone. About 4,500 people die every year while waiting for an organ. In this HealthCare Matters podcast, Rebecca Stewart and Elliot...


The Hospital of Central Connecticut Celebrates Cancer Survivors

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) will celebrate its annual Cancer Survivors Day Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The event includes a breakfast and the opportunity to learn about the cancer center’s commitment to providing...


Four Years in a Row: Hartford Hospital Earns Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Designation

For the fourth consecutive year (2015-2018), Hartford Hospital is the recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This distinction also places Hartford Hospital in the top 5 percent for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide....


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...


Proactive professionals prepare for ‘13 Reasons’ sequel

The controversial Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” promoted conversations between teens and parents around difficult topics like suicide and bullying, but also sparked a firestorm of criticism over its graphic content and concern about copycat suicides.  “Anecdotally, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and other  emergency departments saw a notable...


Student Group’s PSA Does its Part to Curb Opioid Abuse

A youth group facilitated by Rushford and radio station KC 101 are teaming up to help fight the opioid crisis. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a public service announcement urging adults to properly dispose of their unused and expired prescription medication so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands....