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Podcast: The (Mazor) X Factor

The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital is one of only three hospitals in New England with Mazor X Robotic guided spine surgery. Mazor X allows neurosurgeons to view detailed images of a patient’s spine in three dimensions, which, in turn, provides more personalized, precise results, oftentimes...


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?...


Migraines? There May Be An App For That

Does a wearable device hooked up to your smart phone to help relieve migraine pain sound appealing? Perhaps even life altering? Research is now under way at the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center on the effectiveness of a wearable device and accompanying smartphone app that could bring migraine relief using neuromodulation....


First Spine Surgery In 13 Years At Windham Hospital

WILLIMANTIC —Windham Hospital continues to expand orthopedic surgical options for patients. On May 8, Dr. Daniel George performed a lumbar (lower back) discectomy in the Windham Hospital operating room. It was the first time in more than 13 years that spine surgery was performed at the hospital. The same day...


Aaron Hernandez’s Brain To Be Studied For Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

The tragic life and death former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a Bristol native, may have some redeeming value for scientists studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Following his April 19 suicide death in a Massachusetts prison, the Hernandez family donated the 27-year-old’s brain for study at the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. “CTE is...