Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks Dr. Amy Sanders, Director of Hartford HealthCare’s Memory Care Center. They explore the affects the COVID era may be having on our brains and topics most of us can relate to including brain fog, stress-related memory loss, and what we can all be doing to stave off age-related memory loss. Here’s Steve Coates.
If you would like to learn more about services offered at Hartford HealthCare’s Memory Care Center, go to www.HartfordHealthCare.org/MemoryCare
Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks with Sarah Lewis, Vice President of Health Equity at Hartford HealthCare, and Dr. John Santopietro, Physician-in-Chief of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, to discuss the urgency of addressing health equity, why it’s important, particularly within our Black and Hispanic communities, vaccine hesitancy, and efforts underway to ensure diversity and inclusion within Hartford HealthCare and the communities it serves.
For more information and resources about health equity and the vaccine, go to HartfordHealthCare.org/vaccine
Hartford HealthCare's Steve Coates talks to Dr. Subramani Seetharama, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network. They will explore what’s being called “long hauler syndrome” which finds many COVID-19 patients struggling with various symptoms - long after the virus itself clears, and how Hartford HealthCare’s COVID Recovery Center and Rehabilitation Network can help.
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Keith Grant, Senior System Director of Infection Prevention at Hartford HealthCare, talks about some positive trends we are seeing right now in the state of Connecticut, which include lower COVID and flu numbers overall and fewer cases of cluster spreading. He also provides some encouraging data about vaccine efficacy against new COVID variants, and vaccine brand options we should all consider.
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Featured guest: LeaAnn Blanchard, a social worker and executive director at Hartford HealthCare's The Orchards at Southington, a residential and assisted living community for senior citizens in Southington, Connecticut.
Isolation in the midst of a pandemic touches every one of us in one way or another. Learn about those most at risk and how we can help each other to connect and ease loneliness.
Additional Hartford HealthCare support services and links discussed in this episode:
The Center for Healthy Aging
Virtual Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Vaccine information and resources
HHC Independence at Home
Community Care Center hotline 1.833.621.0600
In this episode, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks with Dr. Kelly McGonigle, an OBGYN, Resident at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Stephanie Bakaysa, an attending OBGYN at Hartford Hospital, and Dr. Adam Borgida, Chief of OBGYN at Hartford Hospital. They discuss COVID-19 vaccine options for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Dr. McGonigle is 24 weeks pregnant and Dr. Bakaysa is breastfeeding. Both have received the vaccine.
For more resources and vaccine information, go to HartfordHealthCare.org/Vaccine.
Hartford HealthCare’s Jocelyn Maminta talks with Dr. Jurate Ivanaviciene, an infectious disease specialist at Hartford HealthCare’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They discuss current COVID facts and figures, the new strain, and the vaccine: Who should get it and who should not? Potential side effects - and some of the myths circulating about vaccines currently be administered in the U.S.
For more vaccine information and resources, go to HartfordHealthCare.org/vaccine
In this special episode, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates sits down with Dr. Sam Pope, ICU medical director at Hartford Hospital and pulmonologist with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. They discuss the science and many aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine including safety, potential side effects, efficacy and even the prospects of alternate uses for similar vaccines.
For more information about the vaccine news and resources, go to HartfordHealthCare.org/vaccine
In this special edition of the Hartford HealthCare podcast, Steve Coates talks with Eric Arlia, senior director of systems pharmacy for Hartford HealthCare, to update us on the approval, delivery and safety of the first COVID-19 vaccine considered for U.S. distribution.
You will learn about the extensive planning and preparation underway for phase 1: Vaccination of front line healthcare workers and the most vulnerable population in our communities.
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Hartford HealthCare President and CEO Jeffrey A. Flaks discusses lessons learned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. He’ll explain how new safety precautions and other initiatives are taking us beyond a new normal – to a “better than normal” future in healthcare.
Hartford HealthCare has treated thousands of COVID-19 patients, many of whom are still struggling with lingering side effects.
COVID unit nurses are not only a lifeline to their patients, but to patient family members who are separated and desperate for contact. Hartford HealthCare's Steve Coates takes us behind the COVID front line to meet these nurses.
In episode 4, Dr. Paul Weigle, associate medical director for ambulatory services at Natchaug Hospital, part of the HHC Behavioral Health Network, and chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Media Committee, takes on the topic of quarantine screen time and defines some of the pros and cons of our increasingly virtual world.
In episode 3, Dr. John Grady-Benson talks about the importance and power of communication.
In this episode two excerpt, Dr. David Tolin, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, talks about sharing our feelings with friends and colleagues, and how to Know Your Audience.
In this episode two excerpt, Dr. David Tolin, director of Hartford HealthCare’s Anxiety Disorder Center at the Institute of Living, talks about how our front line workers and first responders can best arm themselves to deal with prolonged stress associated with COVID-19.
In this episode two excerpt, Dr. David Tolin, director of Hartford HealthCare’s Anxiety Disorder Center at the Institute of Living, explains the science of anxiety, how the mind and body reacts, and why a panic attack never lasts forever.
In episode two, Dr. David Tolin, director of Hartford HealthCare’s Anxiety Disorder Center at the Institute of Living, talks about stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19. Learn how the mind and body reacts, combatting front line burnout, and how to survive social isolation.
In this episode one excerpt, Dr. John Santopietro, physician-in-chief of our Behavioral Health Network, addresses the loss of life, and lifestyle, related to COVID, and also identifies some much needed hope on the horizon.
In this podcast short, an excerpt from episode one, Dr. Santopietro discusses the fear many of us feel surrounding the COVID pandemic and how we can best handle that response.
In this podcast short, an excerpt from episode one, Dr. Santopietro discusses the stages of stress and how our brains react. Learn about what to expect, and how we can help ourselves or a colleague who might be struggling.
John Santopietro, MD, talks about practical tips for getting enough sleep, taking important breaks during a shift, helping each other and coping with the losses brought about by the virus.
A Hartford HealthCare Podcast Series: Coping with COVID. In the first episode, host Anne Rondepierre, talks with Dr. John Santopietro, Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, about how to cope during these unprecedented times, especially those on our front lines.