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In Avon: Kids. Coffee. Chemo.

Heather Satlof is a busy wife, mother and friend. On many mornings, you’ll find Heather conferring with confidantes at Dom’s Coffee Shop. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer that she discovered how important those friendships could be. The 47-year-old Avon resident found her friends’ support helped her through...


Rebuilding History

For Russell Magnussen, there is no place like the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The New Britain native worked as a mechanic his entire life. His love for flying began many decades earlier. He obtained a pilot’s license at the tender age of 16. In his retirement, he spent...


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...


Caffeine Overdose: It’s Rare, But This Time It Was Fatal

An extremely rare instance of a”caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia,” was the cause of death of a 16-year-old South Carolina teen, according a coroner’s report. Davis Cripe died April 26 after drinking a large amount of caffeine in a short amount of time, according the Richland County, S.C., medical...


’13 Reasons Why’ Risks Copycat Suicides

This op-ed was originally published May 15 in The Hartford Courant. It is reproduced here with permission.  By Dr. Harold I. Schwartz Public discussion about suicide is to be embraced, not avoided. The devil, as always, is in the details. Which brings us to “13 Reasons Why,” the Netflix series about the...