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  • How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

    September 15, 2020

    Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave of COVID-19 has infectious disease experts urging Americans to rally against quarantine fatigue, maintain safe practices and get a flu shot. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National…

  • Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

    September 03, 2020

    Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud…

  • Exposed to COVID-19? Despite New CDC Guidance, State Says Get a Test

    August 27, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slightly softened controversial new COVID-19 testing guidance Thursday with a statement suggesting tests for people exposed to the virus who do not show symptoms “may be considered.” Earlier in the week, the CDC website quietly updated recommendations to exclude asymptomatic cases. Connecticut, in a break…

  • New HHC HealthCenter in Winsted Plans January 2021 Opening

    August 27, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) are nearing completion of the construction of their new, state-of-the-art healthcare center, Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at Winsted, at the corner of routes 8 and 44 in Winsted. The project experienced some delays due to unexpected site challenges and COVID-19, but is now scheduled…

  • How to Keep State Campuses Safe From COVID-19

    August 19, 2020

    If a key to mitigating the threat of COVID-19 has been isolating and limiting contact to a small bubble of family or friends, what does that mean for college students moving into dorms and apartments this month? Keith Grant, system director of infection prevention with Hartford HealthCare, said students should…

  • Study: Antibody Detection Rate for Healthcare Workers Slightly Higher Than State Average

    August 18, 2020

    After testing nearly 7,000 colleagues for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) researchers calculated a 6.4-percent antibody detection rate, which is slightly higher than the state average. The rate of detection, called “seroprevalence,” correlates to the level of exposure HHC colleagues had to the potentially deadly virus, either…

  • USC Researchers: COVID-19 Starts With Fever, Flu Starts With Cough

    August 17, 2020

    When flu season collides with an expected second wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter, doctors will show particular interest in the order of a patient’s symptoms after a new study at the University of Southern California identified key differences in the respiratory diseases. The researchers found fever is the…

  • CHH Adds Endocrinologist to Torrington Diabetes Practice

    August 17, 2020

    Endocrinologist Dr. Deepti Rawal has joined the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Diabetes and Endocrinology office at the Hungerford Center at 780 Litchfield St. in Torrington. She will be practicing with the multidisciplinary team of Dr. Egils Bogdanovics, APRN Dave Ohotnicky, certified educators and registered dieticians. Dr. Rawal received her medical degree…

  • HHC Neurology in Torrington Moves to New Location at Hungerford Center

    August 17, 2020

    The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has moved to a new location at the Hungerford Center, Suite 3, 780 Litchfield St. in Torrington. The new location is just up the hill and still on the Hospital Campus. The practice has greatly increased access to neurology…

  • Why is ‘Orthocoronavirinae’ a Hot Google Search?

    August 12, 2020

    People in Cornwall, Lebanon, Franklin, Bozrah, East Lyme and throughout Connecticut are joining other Google searchers around the country looking for information on orthocoronavirinae. In the past week, Google searches in the state for orthocoronavirinae are more than seven times more popular that searches for COVID-19. It’s not Spelling Bee season, so…


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