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Bartolomeo “Benny” Cammuso

How Volunteer, 80, at Southington Care Center Became a Rehab Patient

It was wintry outside, but Bartolomeo “Benny” Cammuso brought his sunny attitude inside as he worked out on a cross-trainer in the GoodLife Fitness Center at Southington Care Center at 45 Meriden Ave. Mark Colello, an exercise physiologist, stood by his side monitoring the 80-year-old’s progress throughout his 15-minute “ride.”...

Suzanne Harriman receiving hand therapy.

With Hand Therapy, Rehab Client Regains Optimum Use Of Her Fingers

By Sarah Fasolo Suzanne Harriman thought surgery would alleviate all the problems with her right hand. But even after recuperation, she experienced difficulty opening and closing her hand, and bending her fingers. Try hand therapy, she was told by Dr. Kevin Burton of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and the Bone...

Marc Michaud at a rehab session.

How Physical Therapy Got This Carpenter Back To Work

By Sarah Fasolo Marc Michaud, 54, of Plainfield found himself in the hands, literally, of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network twice in a year. After surgery to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff in October 2016, he faced a second surgery. This time, it would be on his...


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...

Sliced eggplant.

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...


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,...