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Heart of the Matter: Colchester Woman, 47, Gets Transplant

Colchester resident Cindy Sypher had already survived one heart attack. So when she started to feel strange in a similar manner while traveling to work one morning, she took it seriously. She remembers getting herself to a local urgent care center — and nothing else until she awoke on a...


Natchaug Worker Prevents Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

When you work on the frontlines in healthcare, you’re really always on duty. For Amy Gallagher, lead clinician at Natchaug Hospital’s Joshua Center Thames Valley in Norwich, that was never more apparent than on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Gallagher was driving with her 16-year-old daughter on Interstate 91 in New...


Back Pain: What Happens with Degenerative Changes?

Back pain can have many causes – and many treatments. Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network physical therapist Dan Fisher explains why evaluation by a physical therapist can help treat the pain you may be experiencing.  Q: What are some of the common conditions associated with back pain? A: The most common...


What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease is likely something something you’ve never heard of, but affects 13 percent of all men. Dr. Jared Bieniek of the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute is here to explain.  Q: What is Peyronie’s disease?  A: Peyronie’s disease is  a condition. It results from scar tissue or plaque that...


Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Narcan

As the opioid crisis continues to rage across the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams last week urged more Americans to carry the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone, known commercially as Narcan. “Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Adams...

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Opioids Aren’t the Only Options for Pain

By Dr. Jonathan Anthony Kost, Medical Director and Dr. Annette Karen Macannuco-Winslow The Spine and Pain Institute at MidState Medical Center Millions of people in America suffer from severe or chronic pain at some point in their lives. While opioid medications might help some with pain, for others they can...