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  • 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…

  • Snooze, You Lose: How to do a Seated Hamstring Stretch at Work

    September 04, 2019

    The seated hamstring stretch is a good way to stretch the muscles in the back of your thigh… called your hamstrings. Here’s how to do it: Extend one leg out in front of you, with your heel on the floor and your toes pointed up. Sit up nice and tall….

  • Hartford HealthCare Opens HealthCenter in Pawcatuck

    August 29, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has opened its newest HealthCenter at 350 Liberty Street (Route 2) in Pawcatuck. The 24,000-square-foot building was developed with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind, offering easy access to primary care, pediatric and adolescent primary care, and rehabilitation services for patients in southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island. …

  • How the Right Footwear Gets the Sports Season Off on the Right Foot

    August 14, 2019

    It’s back-to-school time, which also means it’s back-to-sports time for student athletes. For those heading back out onto the field, court or gym, new athletic footwear are part of every back-to-school shopping list. The proper type and fit of your athletic shoes can make a big difference in injury prevention…

  • Let the 10 Percent Rule Help You Prepare for a New Sports Season

    August 08, 2019

    Rest, both physical and emotional, is an important part of any sport. Maintaining a level of fitness during the off-season, however, is both good for the body and can help reduce the risk of injury when the season starts again. Taking a few days to a week off after your…

  • Exercise-Induced Asthma? How to Spot it, Manage it

    July 16, 2019

    What is exercise induced asthma? What Are the Symptoms of Exercise-Induced Asthma Why is exercise-induced asthma hard to diagnose? How can you care for yourself when you have exercise-induced asthma? For more information about exercise-induced asthma and other sports-related issues, visit the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Sports Health…

  • Going to the Travelers? Stop by HHC’s SportsZone

    June 19, 2019

    If you’re going to the Traveler’s Championship be sure to stop by the HHC-sponsored SportsZone, a large tent between the 15th and 16th green. Meet HHC orthopedic and cardiovascular specialists, ask questions and take a chance on raffle drawings and prize giveaways. The Travelers Championship is June 17-23, at TPC…

  • What is Romberg Exercise?

    June 12, 2019

    Balance exercises can reduce the risk of a fall for people with vertigo. Improved balance can also encourage people with vertigo, and its sensation of spinning, to increase physical activity and enhance their social life. The Romberg exercise is both an easy and an effective way to reduce symptoms of…

  • When Breast Cancer Treatments Cause Truncal Lymphedema

    June 10, 2019

    Lymphedema, a collection of fluid that can cause swelling, is possible anywhere in the body but seems to be identified and addressed more commonly when it happens in an arm or leg. When persistent swelling occurs in the underarm, breast, or chest, patients will often decide to wait and see…

  • 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…


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