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He Lost Weight With A Surgical Procedure, Gained A New Life

Paul Listro, director of public safety at Westfarms mall, says he recognized the health consequences of steadily gaining weight until he  finally reached 325 pounds. “If I walked up the stairs,” he says, “I was huffing and puffing. I had high blood pressure. I used a CPAP machine (for sleep...


Can too much exercise be bad for your heart?

There is certainly no doubt that exercise is good for you. To improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (such as jogging) or a combination of moderate...

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Recipe: The Made-For-‘Food Schmooze’ Eggplant Rounds

Here’s the recipe, a Mediterranean-inspired eggplant appetizer, made in the new kitchen at the  Hartford HeathCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital during a recent visit from WNPR’s “Food Schmooze.” (Read more about the show here.) This light dish, as noted during the show, is recommended as a fresh appetizer, starter or alongside...


Dr. Harold A. Pincus Receives Burlingame Award

On Oct. 18, the 2017 C. Charles Burlingame, MD, Award was to Harold Alan Pincus, MD. Dr. Pincus is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and Director of Quality and Outcomes Research at...


Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: YOU Know Your Body Best!

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly-diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. They...


Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Taking It One Day At A Time!

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly-diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. They...