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  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

    March 12, 2019

    An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • The Plank Challenge: A 90-Year-Old Newington Man vs. a TV Reporter (Guess Who Wins?)

    March 04, 2019

    Ninety-year-old Manny Becker chatted easily as he held his plank position for nearly two minutes. Beside him, 51-year-old Jim Altman, Fox 61 news reporter, was having a harder time doing the abdominal exercise and ultimately gave up at 90 seconds. The two had the impromptu competition when the newsman and…

  • Newington WWII Veteran Awarded French Knight of the Legion of Honor

    February 19, 2019

    More than seven decades after he served in World War II, John Faenza of Newington has received the highest possible military honor an American can receive from the French people. With his wife, children, friends and former co-workers by his side, the 93-year-old Cedar Mountain Commons resident was awarded an honorary…

  • Mother and daughter turn to GoodLife Fitness for improved health

    February 12, 2019

    Dynamic duo Donna and Julianne Joseph are no strangers to wanting to look and feel their best. As a former and a current cosmetologist, these New Britain residents have always been committed to maintaining their personal appearance. So it’s no surprise that they apply the same principals when it comes…

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services seeks applicants for grant-funded Certified Nursing Assistant program

    February 01, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is accepting applications for a grant-funded six-week program for those seeking a career as a certified nursing assistant. This session is set to begin in April. The grant funds cover tuition, books, scrubs, testing and the Connecticut Certified Nurses Aide Exam. Deadline to apply for this…

  • Independence at Home Receives 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice, Employer of Choice Awards

    January 29, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home announced today that it has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. The awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client and employee satisfaction scores gathered by…

  • Why Heart Patients Shouldn’t Use Apple Watch to Detect AFib

    January 15, 2019

    Need to know more about abnormal heart rhythm and its treatments? Click here for your free informational guide.  Seems that the Apple smartwatch can do it all – check email, send an SOS, connect to your car, get directions, open your garage door and order a pizza — but checking…

  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…


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