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Back to School, Back To Sports, Back to Concussion Prevention

It’s back-to-school time. For many kids, that also means back to a variety of sporting activities. But before your child takes to the field, keep in mind the potential injuries – especially concussions. Dr. Subramani (Manny) Seetharma is the medical director for the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Concussion Clinic. Q:...


New Haven Overdoses: Why K2 Is So Much More Dangerous Than Marijuana

A day after 76 overdoses on the New Haven Green attributed to a synthetic marijuana known as K2, officials responded to 19 more overdoses by late afternoon Thursday and warned that more drugs from the batch is still in the community. “’Synthetic marijuana’ is actually not marijuana at all,” says Dr....

Zero Suicide

Zero Suicide: A Push for Timely Care for People at Risk

Suicide prevention is a topic that’s very close to Patricia Hayward-Paige’s heart. The Natchaug pharmacy technician lost a close friend to suicide nearly 20 years ago. “She made an attempt and was unsuccessful,” says Hayward-Paige. “I was able to get her to a hospital and get her some help. She moved back...

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Arthritis? Osteoporosis? Lyme Disease? Why You Might Need A Rheumatologist

Rheumatology encompasses many various acute and chronic, lifelong conditions of the body’s joints and soft tissues that are often misunderstood. This, according to Dr. John Magaldi, chief of rheumatology at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, can include such conditions as: Arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Osteoporosis...

Seniors and Opioids

Seniors Not Immune to Opioid Epidemic

As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities throughout the United States, it’s important to recognize seniors as a subset of the population sometimes overlooked in this crisis. Because seniors are more likely to experience physical issues that cause chronic pain, they are also more likely to be prescribed opioid...

Homecare

How to Know When it’s Time For Homecare

Knowing when your family member may need assistance at home can be daunting, says Hartford HealthCare at Home’s Karen Pagliaro. “When visiting, look around,” she says. “Is the home not cared for the way it had been in the past?  Are there dishes in the sink, laundry piling up, newspaper scattered...