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These Weight-Related Cancers Are On The Rise

Nick Mulcahy Medscape Overall cancer rates have been declining in the United States since the 1990s. But contrary to this trend, some weight-related cancers were on the rise annually from 2005 to 2014, new data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate. Excessive body weight is associated with...


Can too much exercise be bad for your heart?

There is certainly no doubt that exercise is good for you. To improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (such as jogging) or a combination of moderate...

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Recipe: The Made-For-‘Food Schmooze’ Eggplant Rounds

Here’s the recipe, a Mediterranean-inspired eggplant appetizer, made in the new kitchen at the  Hartford HeathCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital during a recent visit from WNPR’s “Food Schmooze.” (Read more about the show here.) This light dish, as noted during the show, is recommended as a fresh appetizer, starter or alongside...


Proper Form: What Is The Best Way To Run And Prevent Injury?

Everyone has a different way of running. It’s based on your body and the mechanics of how you place your foot and movement. To prevent injury while running,  start with a dynamic warmup and gradually increase your heart rate and core temperature. Shoes are important. Monitor how many miles you put...


Survivors Fashion Show Highlights Pink Party in West Hartford

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Surgeon Heather King, MD, helped kick of the Survivors Fashion Show during the sixth annual Pink Party at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Oct. 5.   Hartford HealthCare was a sponsor of the event that helped celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.  More than...


Why Am I So Sore The Day After My Workout Or Run?

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Staff Report Shall we talk about a shared experience? Let’s start with soreness, a universal complaint by anyone runs seriously enough to train for the Hartford Marathon or the more casual runner working up to his or her first Manchester Road Race. When you’re so sore after a...