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Chase Family Movement Disorder Center Expands to Plainfield

Patients with movement disorders in Eastern Connecticut now have a choice for comprehensive, specialized treatment close to home. Earlier this month, the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center opened a new office at the Hartford HealthCare Health Center at  in Plainfield.  Along with the addition of the Plainfield facility, the...


HHC Neuroscience Institute Partners with Habitat with Humanity

Members of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute partnered with Hartford Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in the community. On June 22, 2018 a family was presented with a brand new home. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, visit https://www.habitat.org/


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...


Headache Center Gains International Attention

The Hartford HealthCare Headache Center continues to raise its profile as a hub for education and research in the field of headache care. Most recently, the program was observed by the leading headache neurologist in Colombia, South America.  Dr. Joe Munoz spent three months shadowing Headache Center Medical Director Dr....


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...


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...