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  • The Top 7 COVID-19 Symptoms, Ranked by Prevalence

    May 05, 2020

    Initial COVID-19 symptoms vary, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most people with a coronavirus infection will experience: Fever (83-99 percent). Cough (59-82 percent). Fatigue (44-70 percent). Anorexia: loss of appetite (40-84 percent). Shortness of breath (31-40 percent). Sputum production (28-33 percent). Muscle aches (11-35 percent). The…

  • You’re Wearing a Mask, But What About Communicating? Some Tips

    April 29, 2020

    As wearing face masks becomes the new normal, not only for healthcare workers but for everyone else navigating life, it’s important to communicate effectively while wearing one. Paulette Schwartz, Director of Human Centered Care for Hartford HealthCare Community Network, and LeaAnn Blanchard, Executive Director of The Orchards at Southington, know…

  • Questions About Medicare? Get Answers at Upcoming Webinar

    April 28, 2020

    Get all the information you need about Medicare without leaving your home by registering for one of six webinars scheduled in May with Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare’s Integrated Care Partners. Hiebel will cover these topics, among others, at the one-hour seminar available with an internet connection:…

  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • Stuck at Home with No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

    April 13, 2020

    Feeling like you can’t get the exercise you need because all the gyms are closed?  Joanna Weir, Exercise Physiologist with Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program, says just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t keep to your exercise routine. Weir says it’s important to not feel like…

  • What COVID-19 Means For Cancer Patients and Their Care

    April 13, 2020

    Dr. Andrew L. Salner, Medical Director of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, answers some questions of interest to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Why are people with a cancer diagnosis at a higher risk for COVID-19? A: Many people with a cancer diagnosis are undergoing treatments…

  • Listen to Our New Podcast Series: ‘Coping Through COVID’

    April 10, 2020

    Beyond the fever and cough, the coronavirus has brought fear and anxiety to our lives. At the very least, it’s disrupted everything we know. While many people can work remotely, nurses, doctors, environmental services and food workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and many others don protective gear and help those sick…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

    March 27, 2020

    Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare…

  • How to Avoid COVID-19 at the Supermarket

    March 23, 2020

    Such is the power of COVID-19 that, as we practice social distancing and “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” the scariest part of our week is going to the local grocery store. Is it safe? Yes, it’s safe to buy whatever is available but remain mindful that, though coronavirus spreads primarily person-to-person,…


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