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Is Taking Out The Trash Any Way To Live Longer? (Really?)

Thanks to fitness-tracker accelerometers, researchers have learned more precisely the amount of physical activity it takes to live a longer, fitter life. Surprisingly, not much. Three studies that used accelerometers to measure participants’ activity  concluded in recent months that even the lightest regular physical activity — making a bed, taking...

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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...

Man with flu.

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...


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...


In 2018, Make the “Good Life” A Priority

We’ve all heard the saying “A New Year, a new you.” But, as each year passes our bodies change. Aaron Russ is an exercise physiologist for the Good Life fitness program at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. He explains how we can improve our overall health as we get older. ...