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The Bloodless Heart Transplant

When Jonathan Henry needed a new heart, he did his research to find a hospital where clinicians had extensive transplant experience, and could both support and respect his religious tenets, which required a transplant performed bloodlessly — without blood transfusions. He found what he needed at Hartford Hospital. Hartford Hospital...


When Kids Say No To School: What Parents Can Do

As summer draws to a close, the new school year can stir mixed emotions for parents and children alike. But for some, the transition can be especially difficult. At least 5 percent of children will refuse or avoid school during a given school year, making it a growing issue in...


How Can She Help You? At 95, She’s Backus Hospital’s Oldest Volunteer

Mary Kornacki says giving back is what keeps her going.  And, she does keep going and going and going. Kornacki, who recently celebrated her 95th birthday, is Backus’ oldest volunteer.  The Norwich native and Preston resident began volunteering at Backus Hospital in 1998, serving in various roles with the marketing...


Garden Blooms from Cancer Diagnosis

New Yorker Mary Lowengard, treated at The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, launches effort to transform view for infusion center patients. The Lowengard family cancer odyssey began the afternoon of Sept. 13, 2016. I was heading north on I-91 from New York City to Hartford to accompany my...


A Veterans Liaison Helps Those Who Served Our Nation

Given the bureaucracy that accompanies most federal agencies, veterans can sometimes find themselves lost or confused when it comes to connecting with the benefits they earned as a result of their military service. Enter Hartford HealthCare at Home and their veterans liaison, Wayne I. Rioux. A Vietnam War-era veteran and retired Connecticut State Police...