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Hartford HealthShare: Take A Seat At The Table (We Are Listening)

Looking for an opportunity to help define, refine and improve communications at Hartford HealthCare? Please take a seat at the Hartford HealthShare table. We are listening. We are swinging open the (virtual) doors to Hartford HealthShare, a tool to help us listen to you for the purpose of better communication. Why?...


Caffeine Overdose: It’s Rare, But This Time It Was Fatal

An extremely rare instance of a”caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia,” was the cause of death of a 16-year-old South Carolina teen, according a coroner’s report. Davis Cripe died April 26 after drinking a large amount of caffeine in a short amount of time, according the Richland County, S.C., medical...


Are Statins Behind Some Back Problems?

By Crystal Phend Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today Back disorders may be more common when taking a statin, an observational database of military members and their families showed. Administrative claims data for back disorders (spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders, and other back problems) were a significant 27 percent more likely among...


Study: Aspirin Reduces Risk Of Cancer Death

The modest pain reliever found in almost every medicine cabinet in America can also reduce the risk of death by cancer when used regularly over long periods, according to an observational study released earlier this month. Aspirin, already recommended as a preventive medication for heart attacks, strokes, colorectal cancer and...


To Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s, Think Before You Eat

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest version is the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, created by scientists in Toronto. Another, the MIND diet, comes from experts at...