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How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage...

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The ‘Man Flu’: A Severe Case or Severe Wimpiness?

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper-respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all.  Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu” — a term often used by women who think that men complain more about...

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Dr. Darren Tishler: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Here at Hartford HealthCare, we are taking a new approach to bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.  In the past, we would often look at any diet, exercise program, or weight loss surgery procedure in terms of how much weight we could expect a patient to lose. In fact, most overweight...


Bone & Joint Institute Celebrates First Birthday

The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital celebrated its first year of operation on Jan. 9, commemorating a year filled with growth and success. “It was a great year,” said Dr. Courtland Lewis, chief of orthopedics. “Opening a new hospital is pretty complicated and I’m proud of the entire...


Man Flu: It’s REAL!

When it comes to complaining about flu and other upper respiratory infection symptoms, men might not be wimps after all. Maybe. A new study by researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada found that “man flu”—a term often used by women who think that men complain more about their...

Woman getting blood-pressure reading.

The Science of Obesity vs. the Social Disgrace

When we think about someone who has a disease or condition caused by genetics, environment or biology, we don’t normally discredit them because of their disease. For instance, if someone you know has Parkinson’s disease, the condition doesn’t detract from his character. Or if a neighbor is being treated for kidney disease, she...