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The Best (And Worst) Mood-Altering Food

Can what we eat affect more than our waistline? Many times, during our visit to a doctor’s office, we’re told how to eat to keep us physically healthy. For example, a DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet may help lower blood pressure while a low-glycemic diet can help with...


3rd Annual Hand Symposium is May 5 in Hartford

The Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network is hosting the 3rd Annual Hand Symposium at the Hartford Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Building at the Bone & Joint Institute on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.  The symposium, which is targeted to Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Physical Therapists and PTAs, will feature...


Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Shines in First Year

On April 3, 2017, MidState Medical Center opened its Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute, bringing together doctors from the region’s most respected orthopaedic practices providing the highest level of care for patients in need of joint replacement and care of other bone injuries and disorders to create a comprehensive orthopaedic service for...


Athletic Trainers: An Integral Part of the Sports Health Team

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work performed Athletic Trainers.  The Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network has 15 Athletic Trainers on the team who work tirelessly to help prevent injuries, provide emergency care for acute injuries and develop and implement rehab...

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Seasonal Vegan Recipe: Spring Asparagus Roast

Spring offers a fresh array of seasonal vegetables. It is the time of year when we lighten up our meals and quicken our cooking times. This simple yet elegant vegetable dish from Jeanne Tennis, a vegan chef and certified macrobiotic health coach,  is as delicious as it is beautiful. Serve this...


Carpal Tunnel: What You Need to Know

If your hands ache after a day at the computer or you can’t open a jar without help, how do you know if it’s a sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Stephen Scarangella, MD, director of the Hand Program at Windham Hospital, suggests asking yourself these five questions before making a...