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Deep Brain Stimulation

After Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s Patient Playing Banjo Again

Paul Cochrane hadn’t picked up his banjo in years, ever since Parkinson’s disease had caused tremors that prevented his fingers from plucking the strings to any semblance of a tune. But, after having the Vercise Gevia Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) battery implanted in January and turned and adjusted over the...

Your brain and aging

How Normal is Memory Decline as We Age?

Normal aging makes joints creak and skin sag. Inside the brain, cognition changes in similarly “predictable ways,” according to Dr. Amy Sanders, director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Care Center in Wethersfield. Research has shown, she said, that the speed with which adults process new information or retrieve stored...


New CHH Neurologist Offers Migraine Talk Oct. 23

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is presenting a health talk Oct. 23, “Migraine Prevention and Treatment,” by Dr. Hugh Cahill of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Learn about reducing migraines by eliminating environmental triggers, preventive and at-onset medications, and newly approved FDA medications. The talk will be held Oct....

Cheshire HealthCenter

50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus...

Free Spine Talk

Orthopedist Featured in Free ‘Advancements in Spine Surgery’ Talk in Torrington

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s “Dinner with the Doc” presents a talk entitled “Advancements in Spine Surgery” by Dr. Mitchell Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Conference Hall, 540 Litchfield Street in Torrington. A light dinner will be provided prior to the presentation with...

Sports and Concussion

How Treating Concussions Has Changed: Free Talk On What You Should Know

Maybe the first time you realized how serious concussions could be was when the NFL started fielding lawsuits from former players with repeated head injuries that forever changed – or ended – their lives. Concussion – the mildest form of traumatic brain injury – can result from an accident, sports...

Cheshire HealthCenter

Cheshire HealthCenter to Open in September

Construction of the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire is nearing completion, with a scheduled opening in mid-September. The walls are freshly painted, the shrubs are freshly planted and the parking lot is ready for cars. While information technology specialists work to tie everything together,...