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Diabetes and Winter

Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being...

Brain Tumor

Neuro-Oncologist: Here’s How We Treat Brain Tumors

By Dr. Ahmad Daher Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Patients with gliomas, the most common cancerous brain tumors, have shown only a modest improvement in survival rate despite diagnostic and therapeutic — surgery, radiation and pharmacotherapy — advancements in oncology over the last three decades. Here’s a summary of...

Mako

Robot-Assisted Hip, Knee Replacements Now at Central Connecticut, MidState

In early November, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center each received a Mako robot that changes the approach to hip and knee replacement surgeries. Two colleagues, Dr. Richard Scarlett, Chief of Orthopaedics at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and Dr. Stephen Nelson, a surgeon with the Connecticut...


Syrian Refugee Travels Long Road to Freedom (and Windham Hospital)

Ayman Al Hariri has started a new life in Willimantic and at Windham Hospital. The Syrian refugee, a former middle school teacher in his native land, left the war-torn nation more than four years ago for the safety of his wife and two young children.  The United Nations estimates that...

New GI Tract Procedure

A New Way to Remove Precancerous Lesions from GI Tract

Tiny lesions rooted deep inside the intestinal tract might sound deadly and, in the past, they might have been. But, thanks to a new technique being done at Hartford HealthCare, many patients are leaving the operating room cancer-free. Dr. Vaibhav Mehendiratta, a gastroenterologist with Connecticut GI who is affiliated with...

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Breast Cancer: How to Know if You’re at Risk?

By Katherine Del Prato Family Nurse Practitioner Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Millions of women and men have faced a breast cancer diagnosis. This year alone, 268,600 women and 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When that person is a family member or friend, you may wonder what you can...