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  • Masks Save Lives: Duke Study Confirms Which Ones Work Best

    August 11, 2020

    Of all the mask studies, the latest by Duke University researchers affirming the fitted N95 as king in the fight against COVID-19, the most important remains the study of all studies by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The IHME, a research center that has provided…

  • Five Ways to Get Sick, Besides COVID-19, From Poor Hand Hygiene

    August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 is powerful motivation to wash your hands frequently. But any germaphobe knows thousands of germs can lurk on the unwashed hand. A University of Colorado at Boulder study found 3,200 bacteria from 150 species on human hands. Yuck! (Just take a look under a microscope at SARS-CoV- 2, above,…

  • How to Stay Connected, Light On, Without a Generator During a Power Outage

    August 04, 2020

    We all know what comes first for the tech-obsessed in a power outage. Internet access! Duh! Then lights, of course, to see where you dropped your phone. Unless you own a generator, refrigerators and basement freezers are on their own. Food can wait. First, we have to check our Facebook…

  • Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

    July 31, 2020

    With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and…

  • CHEFA Grant Backs Hartford HealthCare Mobile COVID-19 Testing

    July 30, 2020

    The successful approach for addressing community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic has become the pairing of local organizations with influence and the expertise and resources of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), according to system President and CEO Jeff Flaks. The latest example, he said, is a commitment by the quasi-public organization Connecticut…

  • Pfizer’s Vaccine on the Way as Connecticut Rewarded by ‘Common-Sense Precautions’

    July 22, 2020

    Vigilance is the key word President and CEO Jeff Flaks uses when describing how Hartford HealthCare – and people across Connecticut – will get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement early Wednesday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses…

  • Rehabilitation Network in Torrington Expands Hours

    July 22, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network’s outpatient clinic in Torrington, located in a new, state-of-the-art facility on East Main Street, is now offering expanded hours, including Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4 pm. The clinic offers several programs and services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, balance and neurological disorder treatments,…

  • 37 Routine Activities Ranked by Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    July 07, 2020

    COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Trick question. They’re equally risky to our health, according to a new risk-assessment chart produced by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and…

  • Is the Worst to Come? How COVID-19 Could Upend State’s Phase 3 Reopening

    June 30, 2020

    The good news is that Connecticut is heralded as one of two states, with neighboring Rhode Island, experiencing a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases. The not-so-good news is the World Health Organization revelation that “the worst is yet to come.” WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the…

  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

    June 26, 2020

    The summer season is officially underway and whether you’re spending the Fourth of July holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates…


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