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  • How to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

    March 11, 2020

    Whether it’s wiping out a store’s stock of hand sanitizer and toilet paper to overzealously taking children’s temperatures, people’s fears about the coronavirus are escalating. The facts bear some concern, according to experts at the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN). Respiratory symptoms and illnesses, which can be associated with…

  • Coronavirus: Hartford HealthCare to Restrict Visitors at Hospitals, Skilled-Nursing Facilities

    March 10, 2020

    Updated March 12 Hartford HealthCare is restricting visitation to its seven-hospital network and prohibiting visitors, with few exceptions, to its skilled-nursing facility as a precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak. “These are unprecedented times,” said President and CEO Jeff Flaks, above, at a March 10 news conference at the Hartford HealthCare Care…

  • Questions? Coronavirus Hotline Now Available

    March 06, 2020

    Questions about the coronavirus? Need help? Hartford HealthCare’s COVID-19 Clinical Command Center hotline, staffed by healthcare professionals, is now available to the community. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 860.972.8100 or (toll-free) 833.621.0600. Stay with Hartford HealthCare for everything you need to know about the coronavirus threat. Click here for information updated…

  • Coronavirus: In Hartford Visit, U.S. Surgeon General Says ‘We Know What to Do’

    March 02, 2020

    Perspective is key to keep people from panicking as the coronavirus spreads to communities across the country, including in states adjacent to Connecticut, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Dr. Jerome Adams. Dr. Adams was in Hartford March 2 as part of a presentation on the opioid epidemic…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…

  • Mental Health First Aid Class: Learn How to Help an Adolescent in Crisis

    January 04, 2020

    You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First…

  • How the Mind Responds to Endless Bad National News

    December 09, 2019

    Two shootings in two days at military bases in Hawaii and Florida barely made the evening news, and these tragedies didn’t result in much water cooler talk, either. Is this the new normal? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East…

  • Here’s the Reality of ‘The Joker’ and Mental Illness, Violence

    November 19, 2019

    Arthur Fleck’s life is rife with challenges. In crime-riddled Gotham, he struggles with mental illness that often goes untreated due to his chronic employment issues, he’s mugged and bullied, and he cares for a sickly mother. The protagonist in the latest DC Comics blockbuster “The Joker,” Arthur muddles through until…

  • Do You Have a Drinking Problem? Find Out With This 5-Question Quiz

    October 26, 2019

    Several recent scientific papers have tackled the health effects of alcohol, some claiming there are health benefits while others suggest the national published guidelines for “safe drinking” should be lower. The debate may make it harder to know if you or someone you care about has a drinking problem. “The…

  • Legendary Physician Wins Institute of Living Burlingame Award

    October 25, 2019

    Dr. Hank Schwartz doesn’t throw the adjective “legendary” around loosely, so when he used it to describe this year’s winner of the Dr. C. Charles Burlingame Award, it spoke volumes. Indeed, that winner, Dr. Max Fink, a pioneer and champion of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), has generated volumes…


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