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  • Forward Triage: This is Social Distancing in Hartford Hospital Emergency Department

    April 03, 2020

    Only two weeks ago, a team of doctors, nurses and members of the facilities and operations teams gathered to design and activate a forward triage unit at Hartford Hospital. In this space, patients can be screened and evaluated for COVID-19 before entering the hospital. When the unit opened to patients…

  • How Are We Doing? Google Report, Tracking Movements, Measures State’s Social Distancing

    April 03, 2020

    Google is watching, always, but maybe people won’t mind so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant, in an effort to aid public health officials, just released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report that used location data that track people’s movements to assess state and local adherence to social-distancing measures….

  • Hartford HealthCare Now Treating Some COVID-19 Patients with Anti-Malaria Drugs

    April 02, 2020

    Physicians with Hartford HealthCare have joined others around the country in using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat some hospitalized patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the medications, which were developed for use against malaria and have been used…

  • New COVID-19 Phenomenon: Discarded Vinyl Gloves in Parking Lots

    April 01, 2020

    If you’ve been to a local grocery store or “essential’ retailer during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably seen a parking lot littered by shoppers with protective gloves. Yes, people are concerned about placing possibly contaminated gloves in their car. But let’s not get carried away. Most stores have outdoor trash…

  • Stay-at-Home Cooking: The FDA’s Four Steps To Food Safety

    April 01, 2020

    Editor’s note: Here’s a reminder to remain vigilant about foodborne illness during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people prepare food in their home. Follow these guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. By Food and Drug Administration The food supply in the United States is among the safest in…

  • These 8 Things Make it Harder for Immune Systems to Fight Illness (Like COVID-19)

    March 31, 2020

    Boosting the body’s immune system is even more important during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it’s equally important to curb or stop any behaviors that can lower your resistance. The following are ways we hinder our immune system, which can not only leave the body more susceptible to viruses like…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • Takeout? Pick Up These COVID-19 Safety Tips First

    March 30, 2020

    Do not fear takeout food. It is safe to eat, says the Food and Drug Administration. The COVID-19 risk, health officials say, is more likely food packaging and interaction with restaurant workers, fellow takeout customers or delivery people. Let’s assess the risks: The Takeout Food Coronavirus spreads primarily through person-to-person…

  • Keeping an Eye Out for People Who Lack Access to Healthcare

    March 27, 2020

    In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to remember the needs of some of the community’s most vulnerable, according to Sarah Lewis, vice president of health equity for Hartford HealthCare. Lewis, who participated in the system’s press briefing on March 27, said, “We have seen some of…

  • Digestive Symptoms Now Linked to COVID-19

    March 26, 2020

    Fever, cough, shortness of breath – we all know the well-publicized symptoms for coronavirus (COVID-19) by now, but research from the pandemic epicenter in China indicates that digestive symptoms need to be added to that list. According to a study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of…


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