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Hospital’s Family Health Center Opening in Bristol Oct. 1

By at August 2, 2013 | 8:45 am |

Hospital’s Family Health Center Opening in Bristol Oct. 1

Committed to meeting the Bristol and Plainville communities’ growing needs for outpatient care, The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) plans to open its Family Health Center in Bristol on Oct. 1. Located at 22 Pine St. in Bristol, the 15,000 square feet center will include a primary care and walk-in medical office open seven days a week, an outpatient lab, a more...

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Topping Off Ceremony Marks Construction Milestone For HoCC

By at July 26, 2013 | 8:45 am |

Topping Off Ceremony Marks Construction Milestone For HoCC

A traditional topping off ceremony at the construction site of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new $40 million cancer center was held July 10, marking placement of the last piece of steel into the center’s top. The construction milestone was highlighted with remembrance of HOCC employee Pat Hamel, who died in May. As the steel beam was turned for placement in more...

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Get Your Vitamin D from 15 Minutes in the Sun

By at April 26, 2013 | 10:00 am |

Get Your Vitamin D from 15 Minutes in the Sun

Most individuals are use to hearing that spending too much time in the sun has many negative health effects. Have you ever heard of the health benefits? Spending fifteen minutes a day in the sun helps an individual to consume the daily recommendation of Vitamin D that a person needs. However, if you are planning on spending more than fifteen minutes in the sun, make sure more...

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“I’ll take a tall mocha latte with a shot of…”

By at April 19, 2013 | 8:00 am |

“I’ll take a tall mocha latte with a shot of…”

Whether it’s an a.m. cup of joe, a pre-workout energy drink, or an after supper espresso, caffeinated beverages and products have become a staple of the American diet. Caffeine, found on every inhabited continent, is the most commonly-used mood altering substance in the world. According to the FDA, at least 90 percent of the adult U.S. population consumes caffeine on a more...

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Improving Bone Health is Necessary for Everyone

By at April 12, 2013 | 9:15 am |

Improving Bone Health is Necessary for Everyone

The bones in our bodies are responsible for more than just helping us to stand up straight and walk around. They provide us with a sturdy frame, they protect our organs, and they keep our muscles in place. Taking care of our bones is very important because if we do not, we could develop osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease where your bones can become weak over time, more...

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Over 50? Colonoscopies are a Necessary Procedure

By at April 5, 2013 | 8:00 am |

Over 50? Colonoscopies are a Necessary Procedure

Although a colonoscopy is recommended for all men and women starting at age 50 and every 10 years after that, over half of Americans are not receiving their colorectal screening. Are you one of them? As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2009) “colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States more...

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Exercise Improves Brain Function and Prevents Illness

By at March 29, 2013 | 9:00 am |

Exercise Improves Brain Function and Prevents Illness

It is a well-known fact that exercise is good for you. But new studies have shown that exercise not only decreases weight, it also improves brain function and can prevent illnesses such as heart disease and some cancers. It is commonly thought that exercise must be a time consuming, intense workout, but recent studies have shown that regular exercise at a moderate level more...

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Stress… How to Battle a Silent Enemy

By at March 22, 2013 | 9:15 am |

Stress… How to Battle a Silent Enemy

Stress is a word many of us are familiar with. We all have been exposed to some form of stress at one point in our lives. For those who are not familiar, stress occurs as a response to demands placed on one’s body and/or mind. There are many types of stressors (factors that cause stress) that have both positive and negative effects on the body. Stress may be caused more...

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

By at March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am |

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

We’ve all heard the old bedtime rhyme, “Goodnight. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” And while this rhyme has been around for hundreds of years, most modern day people had not given it any thought until recently when bed bug infestations sharply increased. In fact, according to statistics from the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs are on the more...

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Keep Yourself Hydrated Every Day

By at March 8, 2013 | 8:00 am |

Keep Yourself Hydrated Every Day

Hydration is important for each person whether they are old or young to be healthy. Without the right amount of water each day, your body becomes dehydrated, which means that your body does not have the correct amount of water and will not work properly. Water is lost from your body each day by going to the bathroom, breathing, sweating, crying and even sleeping. Staying more...

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