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  • Knee Pain? What To Do if It’s Patellar Tendonitis

    October 07, 2019

    Feeling pain in your knees when you are exercising? Jon Davis of Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team says that it could be due to patellar tendonitis. Patellar tendonitis, also known as Jumper’s or Kicker’s knee, is the inflammation of a tendon, generally due to overuse. Patellar tendonitis specifically is caused…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • Indoor Exercise Ideas to Keep You Active in the Colder Months

    September 28, 2019

    As the temperature drops and the daylight hours begin to fade away, there’s no excuse to stop your exercise activities just because you can’t be outdoors anymore.  Those looking to keep up with their exercise routines during the winter months have plenty of options to stay in shape even as…

  • Some Nutrition Myths About Plant-Based Burgers (And A Taste Test)

    September 27, 2019

    By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the…

  • How to Avoid an Ankle Sprain: Do These Exercises

    September 06, 2019

    Ankle sprains are a commons sports injury that can happen to athletes in any given sports. Nicole Fontaine, a Certified Athletic Trainer with the Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine team, explains several ways to help treat the condition and help make ankles stronger and ready to return to sport. An ankle…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    August 14, 2019

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • Hartford Hospital No. 1 in Metro Area in U.S. News Rankings

    July 30, 2019

    Hartford Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area for the ninth year in a row and among the best in Connecticut for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. (To find…

  • How Some Foods Can Make Joint Pain Worse

    July 25, 2019

    Eating can make joint pain even worse when certain foods cause inflammation. Find out more about the relationship between food and inflammation from Chris Barrett, a sports nutritionist and dietitian and the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. What leads to inflammation and what types of foods should…

  • Why We’re Testing Y4C: Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors

    July 22, 2019

    Many cancer patients seek out yoga to provide comfort, relaxation, reduce pain and anxiety. Yoga, the ancient Indian system, incorporates physical exercise and movement with mental and spiritual practice. In the United States, yoga is one of the most common forms of integrative medicine. But not all forms of yoga…

  • Hands-On Diet Training for Your Kid’s Health, Athletic Performance

    July 15, 2019

    Whatever your age, an anti-inflammatory diet is good for your health. But it’s only good for you if you know what it is and know how to use it. (We’re ready to help session in the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute‘s demonstration kitchen.) Our immune system protects our body…


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