Welcome to a special 3-part series of Hartford HealthCare's More Life that will focus on how different generations engage on various healthcare topics.
Hosted by Tina Varona, director of Media Relations on the Hartford HealthCare content strategy team, and administrative graduate intern Levell Williams - a health equity scholar at the Brown University School of Public Health in Rhode Island.
The idea behind the series: identify the “generation gap” in various health-related topics while Tina and Levell share their own, unique experiences representing Generation X and Gen Z.
The goal: to “bridge that gap” through a lively discussion with Hartford HealthCare experts to educate audience members of all age groups.
In episode three, Tina and Levell get very honest about the physical, emotional and social generation gap when it comes to COVID-19. Their guest, Keith Grant, APRN, is Senior System Director of Infection Prevention for Hartford HealthCare and has been on the front line, helping every generation navigate this pandemic from the start.
Listen to the other episodes in this series:
Episode 1 with Dr. Laura Saunders
Episode 2 with Dr. Godfrey Pearlson
Watch: Keith Grant featured on NBC CT
Keith Grant Recognized as Local Hero for All, including People of Color
Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks to Hartford, Connecticut Mayor Luke Bronin. They cover some critical challenges U.S. cities are all facing including violence, COVID recovery and how health equity plays an important part in each of these issues.
Mayor Bronin, who recently recovered from COVID himself, shares some important lessons learned in being tasked with leading his city through the pandemic. He also talks about leveraging key partnerships with hospitals, health systems, community and faith organizations and the impact that can have on individuals and the city at large.
DominGO! Hartford, which will temporarily transform a few miles of Hartford’s city streets into car-free public spaces this summer, is one of the mayor’s prime examples of how we are connecting our communities and creating new places for safe, neighborhood fun and healthy activities for all ages and abilities.
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In this episode, we go behind the scenes of Hartford HealthCare's 2021 holiday TV commercial which was shot in Connecticut and focuses on the gift of vaccination.
Steve Coates' guests are Helayne Lightstone, senior director of branding Hartford HealthCare, and Reem Nouh, senior vice president of healthcare marketing at Adams & Knight, Hartford HealthCare’s creative partner.
They give us their unique perspective - which describes their partnership and how their teams successfully take a simple idea from its inception through to the end result - a powerful 30 second TV spot – one that not only evokes emotion but achieves every advertiser’s goal – encouraging viewers like us to take action.
Watch Hartford HealthCare's 2021 holiday TV spot here or go to HartfordHealthCare.org/brand
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In this episode, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks with Dr. James O’Dea, Vice President of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network, about some difficult vaccination conversations some of us may be having with friends and family while trying to plan for the holidays.
Vaccinated or not, Dr. O’Dea helps us understand both points of view and has some very valuable conversation tips and pointers, regardless of which group you might fall into.
Learn more about current Covid variants and statistics, as well as access to vaccines and boosters, at HartfordHealthCare.org/Covid.
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In this special episode of the Hartford HealthCare podcast, we take you to today’s Hartford HealthCare media briefing, Nov. 29, 2021, where experts discuss the new Covid - Omicron variant which appears to be emerging on the world stage. They address Covid fatigue, the potential efficacy of current testing, vaccines and treatment toward the new variant, as well as current Covid statistics in the state of Connecticut.
For the latest information on Covid statistics and access to vaccination and testing, go to Hartford HealthCare.org/Covid. Be sure to follow and share the Hartford HealthCare podcast for the latest news on a number of important health topics. Just search “Hartford HealthCare" on your favorite podcast platform.
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In this special episode of the Hartford HealthCare podcast, Steve Coates talks to Hartford HealthCare’s Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Ulysses Wu. Dr. Wu gives us the straight up facts on some key, current COVID vaccine data including booster recommendations, eligibility and efficacy rates of those boosters, and vaccination safety in the next category of eligibility - younger children, aged 5 to 11.
To learn more about the most current COVID science, eligibility and access to vaccines and testing - and more – go to HartfordHealthCare.org/Covid.
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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 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.
More resources and links:
For those who are eligible for the COVID vaccine
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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.
Learn more about Hartford HealthCare and the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.