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Back-To-School Sports: Hydration and Concussions

By Bill LaBruna With back-to-school around the corner, it’s important to be aware of your young athlete’s health on and off the field. Hydration Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or,...


When Is It Too Early To Get A Flu Shot?

By Dr. Sowmya S. Kurtakoti Medical Director, Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster Every year, medical professionals hear people say, “I’ve never had the flu, so why should I get a flu shot?” Without it, people are risking serious diseases like influenza, pneumonia or even whooping cough, sometimes leading...


Hartford HealthCare Hosts Pitching Clinic at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, the home of the Hartford Yard Goats, is usually quiet on a Sunday morning. But this past Sunday,  August 13th, nearly seventy-five young people took part in the 2017 Hartford HealthCare Pitching Clinic. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine and the Bone and Joint Institute,...


Recipe: Fall Turkey And Bean Chili

Ready for a fall preview? File away this this nutritious chili recipe from the kitchen at Jerome Home. Ingredients 1 lb. ground turkey 1 leek 1 yellow onion 1 of each: yellow, orange, green & red pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 large can of low sodium diced tomatoes 1 large...


Taco Bell: The Best-Kept Secret In Fast & Healthy Food?

Cage-free, vegetarian and vegan don’t sound like fast-food restaurant menu options, but they are at Taco Bell. The restaurant chain has transformed its menu by reducing sodium across all menu items, creating healthier menu choices and enabling consumers to nutritionally customize their order. In 2005, Taco Bell became one of...


Can Your Morning Coffee Ritual Really Help You Live Longer?

Like a lot of people, I can’t function in the morning without a cup of coffee. Now two studies suggest that drinking coffee might have even more powerful, lasting effects — reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, cancer and other diseases related to blood circulation and digestion....