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A Cold-Weather Checklist

The storm may be over, but the bitter temperatures are now upon us, with lows at or below freezing for the coming days. Protect yourself, your family and your pets with these general tips from the American Red Cross, along with advice specific to seniors from Marc Levesque from the Hartford...

Seasonal soup.

Seasonal, Good-For-You Recipe: Ginger Lentil Butternut Squash Soup

By Jeanne Tennis Here’s a delicious and healthy butternut squash soup recipe that’s perfect for the fall-winter season: Ginger Lentil Butternut Squash Soup (Seasonal, plant-based and gluten-Free) Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 1-2 celery stalks, diced 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil or water to sauté 1 teaspoon of turmeric (dried...


Something’s Not Quite Right: Caring for Your Aging Parents

Helping aging parents can be stressful, particularly for their adult children. It’s a difficult topic to bring up with older parents – especially if the adult children are sensing something is not quite right with their parents. Nancy Becker from Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging has some tips and advice...

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Know Your Heart Meds: Here’s The Lineup

Heart disease varies from one person to another, as does the type of medication prescribed to take care of it. What doesn’t change is the need to understand what medicine you’re taking, follow the instructions and know what the potential side effects. “It can be confusing to keep medications straight,...

Soba noodles.

Recipe of the Month: Quick Soba Noodle Stir Fry

By Jeanne Tennis Quick, delicious and easy to digest, soba noodles make a wonderful lunch or dinner dish. Soba noodles are typically made with buckwheat and wheat flour. Look for 100 percent buckwheat varieties for a gluten-free option. Low in fat and high in protein, soba noodles require a minimum...


Radio-Frequency Ablation for Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. A procedure at Hartford Hospital involving radio-frequency ablation may help. Dr. Ricardo Taboada is an anesthesiologist with the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center: Q: What is radio-frequency ablation? A: Once a structure has been determined to be a pain generator, its nerve...

Fresh Vegetables

How to Turn A Veggie Hater to a Veggie Tolerator

If there’s ever a time to try to eat more vegetables, it’s now. It’s summer, that long-awaited time when we relax a bit more and venture a bit farther. This is also the time when gardens thrive and farmers markets open. It brings me pleasure knowing I am eating locally...