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Aimovig: A Breakthrough Migraine Medication

A new medication recently approved by the FDA for the prevention of migraine headache is offering promising results for patients who suffer from these debilitating headaches. Dr. Abigail Chua, a neurologist and headache specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center has more on this groundbreaking new therapy.  Q: Tell us...


Photo Gallery: Hartford HealthCare Dancing for Parkinson’s Event

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute hosted the inaugural Hartford HealthCare’s Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraising event May 11 at the Hartford Hilton Hotel.  The evening will included a dance competition featuring special guests and judges from Hartford HealthCare and the state and music by the De Novo Band. Proceeds benefit...


What is Ataxia?

Ataxia is a general term for a class of movement disorders. There is no cure for ataxia, but there are treatments, according to Dr. Duarte Machado, co-director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Chase Family Movement Disorders Center.  Q: What is ataxia? A: Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the...


The Freedom To Dance

Armand Dieli and his granddaughter, Christine Kjellquist, share a passion for ballroom dancing. At age 89, he remains a graceful presence on any dance floor. This is particularly true when Christine – a professional ballroom dance instructor – is his partner. But nearly a decade ago, the Suffield resident noticed...

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Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Strokes don’t just happen to older people. In 2009, the latest figures a available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old. You are at risk for stroke if you have: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Diabetes....