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  • Don’t Just Sit There — How to Stay Healthy at Your Desk Job

    February 01, 2019

    For many working adults, the 9 to 5 routine involves a lot of time sitting down, whether it’s sitting in a desk chair for eight hours, sitting through long meetings or sitting-down during your commute.  While sitting may be a requirement of your job, Ken Bruno, MSPT and Shawn Tuthill, MSPT…

  • What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

    January 17, 2019

    A new inpatient rehabilitation unit opened at Hartford Hospital recently. It’s a 26-bed unit that specializes in physical, occupational and speech therapy for patients who have suffered a major illness or injury. Dr. Maria Tsarouhas of the Hartford Hospital In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit has details on what that means.  Q: This unit opened…

  • 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…

  • Weight, Weight: Don’t Tell Me (Simple Exercises to Tone the Body?)

    October 08, 2018

    When most people hear the words weight training, images of bodybuilders lifting huge heavy weights may be the first thing that comes to mind. But you don’t have to look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to reap the benefits that weight training can provide. Weight training is an extremely important…

  • Recipe: Cacao Tofu Pudding

    September 17, 2018

    By Jeanne Tennis Easy, decadent, low in fat, high in protein, delicious, anti-inflammatory and plant-powered, this recipe offers you lots of options (see below) to customize this treat. This recipe can be easily doubled. Cacao Tofu Pudding Prep time: 10 minutes plus cooling time in refrigerator Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 16-ounce…

  • Steps for Safer Autumn Training Runs

    September 12, 2018

    As autumn approaches, many people look forward to getting out for a run in the cooler weather. While some consider fall the best time of year for training to run in organized races, Ken Bruno, MSPT, CSCS, of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, says that it’s important to remember some…

  • Head Balls: Study Reveals More Brain Damage in Female Soccer Players

    August 21, 2018

    As female soccer players across the country lace up their cleats for another fall season, news that heading the ball is more dangerous for them than for males might have them changing their game plan. A research team at Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently revealed that brain scans showed…

  • Back to School, Back To Sports, Back to Concussion Prevention

    August 16, 2018

    It’s back-to-school time. For many kids, that also means back to a variety of sporting activities. But before your child takes to the field, keep in mind the potential injuries – especially concussions. Dr. Subramani Seetharma is the medical director for the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Concussion Clinic. Q: What…

  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic Opens in Newington

    July 18, 2018

    Staff from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network joined members of the Newington Chamber of Commerce and Town Council for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network’s new outpatient clinic on Fenn Road in Newington.  The event was also attended by representatives from the Hartford HealthCare/GoHealth Urgent Care…

  • The Peruvian-Hartford Connection: Bringing Medical Care to the Underserved

    July 06, 2018

    For the past 12 years, a volunteer team of medical experts from Connecticut join the charitable organization Dreaming and Working Together in Lima, Peru, for a weeklong mission to help the medically underserved population there by providing various types of spinal surgeries, dental care and prosthetic and rehabilitative services. This…


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