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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…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…