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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Professional Development - Battle of the Bulge: Addressing Male Obesity

Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men's Health Presents: Battle of the Bulge: Addressing Male Obesity & Its Metabolic Consequences. This is a [...]

Friday, Dec 06, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

The Art and Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders. In this workshop, we will [...]

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.


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How Age Can Affect How We Handle Stress

Stress is like taxes and death – one of life’s certainties — but as we age, the types of stress we face and our ability to handle it changes, and not always for the better. “Contributors to stress and anxiety vary with age,” says Peter Lucchio, a clinical psychologist who [...]

Do You Have a Drinking Problem? Find Out With This 5-Question Quiz

Several recent scientific papers have tackled the health effects of alcohol, some claiming there are health benefits while others suggest the national published guidelines for “safe drinking” should be lower. The debate may make it harder to know if you or someone you care about has a drinking problem. “The [...]

He’s ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Pancreatitis Caused by Alcohol Abuse

After 40 years of social and eventually heavy drinking, Keith Bunnell was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He was told that if he didn’t stop drinking he would be dead in six months. He quit for a week. Four months later, the successful electrical designer and father of four had another bout [...]

For Recovery Leadership Academy Grads, A New Way to Help Others

By Kate Carey-Trull Lyne Stokes, a former teacher in Hartford Public Schools, was in a severe depression this summer when she reached out to her friend Karen Kangas and found out about the Recovery Leadership Academy. “I was in a dark place in my life at the beginning of the [...]

Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s [...]

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

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. [...]


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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Substance Use Educational and Support Group

For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse. Registration is not required.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Hearing Voices Network

Peer run support group based firmly on a belief of self-help, mutual respect and understanding where people can safely share their [...]

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Advanced Soul Collage

This class is open to those who have already taken at least one SoulCollage class with the instructor previously. We will use this time to [...]

 

 

 

 

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