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Litchfield Hills Pediatrics Joins Hartford HealthCare

Litchfield Hills Pediatrics, including Dr. Lucia Benzoni, is now part of the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Medical group and will continue to see patients at the office at 481 Bantam Road in Litchfield. “Our practice has had a strong and lasting relationship with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital over the years and we...


Dr. Roy Hitt of Winsted Joins Hartford HealthCare

Dr. Roy Hitt’s Internal Medicine practice has joined the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and will continue to see patients at his office at The Winsted Medical Center at  115 Spencer Street in Winsted. “I am pleased to now be a part of the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and look forward...


Dr. Jack Ross: Caring, Compassionate and Community-Minded

In 1981, The Centers for Disease Control announced that the first patient had been stricken with the AIDS virus. That same year, a young doctor-in-training named Jack Ross treated his first patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus known as HIV, which causes AIDS. At the time, the emergence of...


Bladder Cancer Found On Routine Test. He Chooses Radical Surgery.

Feeling “great” and not eager to carve out time for his annual physical in 2017, Paul Mikkelson almost didn’t make an appointment. Luckily, he did. The urine sample he gave as part of the routine testing revealed traces of blood. A second sample taken at a later appointment with his...


Feeling Like Her Old Self After Removal Of Cancerous Bladder

There’s little worse than feeling ill and getting no answers or having scant options for improvement. “I was being treated, but the symptoms were getting worse,” recalled Jane Feldman, a 62-year-old retiree from Avon about early care for her bladder cancer. “There was increasing amounts of blood in my urine...


How Prostate Surgery ‘Turned the Clock Back 30 Years’

Joseph Merenda’s entire life was planned around the bathroom — when he could go, where the bathroom was located, if he could extract himself from social and work-related situations easily enough to go, how long he’d be trapped in there trying to finish.   “I’m a Messianic rabbi and I...


Clinical Trial: Lawyer’s Prostate Cancer Now Undetectable

When Gordon Cleland found out he had advanced prostate cancer in January 2017, he said he would do whatever it took to beat the disease. An avid runner and swimmer, the 68-year-old attorney said he was prepared physically to take on the rigors of surgery and treatment. “Truth be told,...