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Comprehensive Services for Multiple Sclerosis

Each week, an estimated 200 Americans are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). But new treatments bring new hope, according to neuro-immunologist Dr. Brian Wong. He is helping to launch a comprehensive multiple sclerosis program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Q: What are some of the new treatments available for...


Breast Cancer Surgeon Joins Central Connecticut Team

Dr. April Duckworth, a breast oncology surgeon, is joining the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in October. Dr. Duckworth previously served as a fellow at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she performed nipple-sparing, skin-sparing and other types of mastectomies; biopsies; dissections; ductoscopy;...


Spreading Hope in the World, One Dress at a Time

By making dresses to donate to girls on another continent, Betsy Humiston is paying it forward, despite her own fight for life since she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer nearly five years ago. “When I’m making these dresses I think about these little girls in Africa and how I just...


Learning More About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

An exchange program through Hartford HealthCare now has more knowledge on the connection between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Hartford HealthCare’s Kate Sims led a team that traveled with a team to South Africa to learn more about the issue. Q: What impact does alcohol have...


Chase Family Movement Disorder Center Expands to Plainfield

Patients with movement disorders in Eastern Connecticut now have a choice for comprehensive, specialized treatment close to home. Earlier this month, the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center opened a new office at the Hartford HealthCare Health Center at  in Plainfield.  Along with the addition of the Plainfield facility, the...