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Spider bites: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dr. Aurangzeb Ali They are creepy, crawly creatures that come in many sizes and cause some people to shriek in fear. In fact, an entire movie, Arachnophobia, was made based on irrational reactions to spiders. While the movie Arachnophobia takes things a bit too far, it is a fact that...

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Suicide Questionnaire Could Be the Next ‘Miracle Drug’

Major breakthroughs have been made for many health issues – genetic testing for cancer, antibiotics for infections, new procedures for heart disease. But what about suicide, which is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States? The answer is simple — ask the right questions, according to Kelly Posner,...

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Charlotte Hungerford Adds Robotic-Guidance Spine Surgery

Robots have received a warm welcome from patients and staff at The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Operating Room. The Torrington hospital has recently joined the ranks of leading hospitals in the field of robotic guidance with the purchase of a revolutionary robotic navigation platform from Globus Medical called ExcelsiusGPS. This technology...

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Vaping and Your Kid’s Health: A Guide for Parents

Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, vaping is now being linked to a stream of bizarre lung illnesses causing shortness of breath, chest pain and vomiting. Six people have died from a severe lung illness linked to vaping. More than 200 people, mostly teens or young adults, in 25...

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New Cancer Institute Opens in Manchester

It’s a new day at Hartford HealthCare that brings with it the grand opening of a state-of-the-art cancer institute on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester and a new CEO at the helm of Hartford HealthCare. Here’s Jeff Flaks: Q. Explain how the launch of this new cancer institute which you are...