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What’s A Clinical Neuropsychiatrist? Meet The Only One In The State

Long before he entered medical school, Dr. Joe Trettel says he was fascinated by the brain, and in particular, its ability to produce cognition and behavior. “Very early on I developed a passion and curiosity that lead me to become a basic neuroscientist, trying to understand the connection between the brain,...


Movement Disorders Neurologist Joins Chase Family Movement Disorders Center

While specializing in movement disorders, Dr. Lavallee Dagostine also treats ataxia, choreas, dementia, dystonia, essential tremor, gait disorders, Huntington Disease, Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism, progressive supranuclear palsy, tardive dyskinesia and tremors. She provides botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Michelle Lavallee Dagostine, a board-certified movement disorders neurologist, has...


Ayer Neuroscience Institute Welcomes New Physicians

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute will welcome four new physicians in July, August and September. For more information about the new members of the institute visit: https://hartfordhealthcare.org/find-a-doctor Joining in July  Neurointensivist Dr. Mubashir Pervez (Hartford) Joining in August Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Joseph Trettel (Hartford/Central) Epileptologist Dr. Karen Medin (Hartford/Central) Joining in September Movement...


Ayer Neuroscience Institute in the News- July 2017 edition

Here’s a look at some media appearances by Ayer Neuroscience Institute physicians since our last edition: Facebook LIVE: Migraines with Dr. Brooke Pellegrino Answering questions about migraines is Dr. Brooke Pellegrino from the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Video courtesy of the American Migraine Foundation. Recorded June 13, 2017. Facebook LIVE: Ask...


The Stroke Team represented Hartford HealthCare the Healthy Family Funfest held in February. To read more about Healthy Family Fun Fest, click here.


A Shattered Spine … And Then She Walked (Watch)

Nicole Dzienis nearly lost her ability to walk after a brutal car accident shattered her spine. “My friend was texting, and at high speed we hit a car at a red light. I was crushed under the dashboard,” says Nicole. “The guy in front of us came to check on me...


The Mysteries Of Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, a neurological disorder, causes creepy, crawling, itching, throbbing feelings in the legs at times accompanied by an uncontrollable urge to move them. Up to 10 percent of the United States population experiences restless legs syndrome, with symptoms usually experienced at night while relaxing, resting or while in...