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  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 02, 2019

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks a winter inevitability, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall —…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • Achy Ankle? Here’s What You Can Do About It!

    November 30, 2018

    We’re on our ankles all the time. Sometimes that makes our joints achy, particularly our feet and ankles. Some basics about on foot and ankle pain from Dr. Adam Ferguson from the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: Why does someone have ankle pain? A: When we talk…

  • Is My Foot Pain Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis?

    October 25, 2018

    Is that a rock in my shoe? Overuse injuries can cause heel and foot pain. Weekend warriors, aerobics enthusiasts and even folks who are just getting back into exercise are no strangers to pains and strains. When it comes to foot pain, there are two common issues: Pain in the…

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting Joint Replacement Surgery

    August 28, 2018

    The wait is up – and you’re ready to leave the debilitating joint pain you’ve been managing for years behind you. It’s the day of your joint replacement procedure. The thought of surgery may seem stressful, but as a patient of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, you…

  • Surgery? Here’s What a Nurse Navigator Can Do For You

    August 10, 2018

    Preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. Even your post-surgical recovery can be confusing. But when you’re at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, nurse navigators take the guesswork out of the experience. They streamline the process, focusing on patient education and clinical excellence – before, during, and after…

  • Joint Replacement: When Will I Know?

    June 27, 2018

    Chances are when Shakira sang, “My hips don’t lie and I am starting to feel it’s right,” she wasn’t contemplating hip replacement. Or knee replacement, for that matter. But our body sends signals when it’s running out of steam. When you are tired, you rest. When you are hungry, you…

  • Painful Knees And Hips? How to Know it Might Be Osteoarthritis.

    May 03, 2018

    Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints. Also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, this is a chronic condition that develops over many years. It primary affects people who are at least middle-aged or older. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis, aside from age, include obesity, previous injury or trauma…


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