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Three Steps To Avoid The Flu This Season

“Take 3 Actions” offers three simple steps to stop the spread of the flu: 1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine. It’s the most effect way to prevent the flu during season that peaks in February and March but can start as early as October and last through...

Ribbon-cutting.

Center for Healthy Aging And GoodLife Fitness Open In Bloomfield

A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness was held with the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4. These two programs are among the multiple health services and specialties available at the Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center located at 2 Northwestern...

Cupcakes with sparklers.

Southington Care Center Celebrates Four Centenarians

Woodrow Wilson was president. The United States entered World War I. Mary Pickford starred in the movie, “A Poor Little Rich Girl.” Such was life in 1917 and Southington Care Center’s four centenarians – then infants or toddlers – were there. In a celebration of lives well lived, Southington Care...

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...

Man with dementia.

A New Type Of Police Training: When The Missing Person Has Dementia

When Officer John John of the Willimantic Police Department is dispatched with his canine partner to search for a missing person, his adrenaline begins racing and his already animated and rapid-fire way of talking amplifies. That will be changing in some cases, however, after he attended a training on how...


Survivors Fashion Show Highlights Pink Party in West Hartford

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Surgeon Heather King, MD, helped kick of the Survivors Fashion Show during the sixth annual Pink Party at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Oct. 5.   Hartford HealthCare was a sponsor of the event that helped celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.  More than...