Our guest is Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, director of Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, which is part of the Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living.
Dr. Pearlson is also the author of “Weed Science: Cannabis Controversies and Challenges” which takes a deep dive into what we really know about marijuana.
They discuss the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in the state of Connecticut. What do we stand to gain, in the form of recreation and revenue – or – what do we stand to lose, in respect to potential recreational risk?
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center (NRC) is a clinical neuroscience research facility that was established in 2001. The Olin NRC’s mission is to conduct neuroscience research of psychiatric illnesses and rapidly translate that research into new and effective treatments.
Read this article featuring Dr. Pearlson
It’s ‘Weed Science’: Here’s a Blueprint for Safe Marijuana Use
This is an important epidsode to share with the men in your life. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
How does it start? How does it grow? And who’s at risk?
The prostate is the walnut-sized gland in men, located just below the bladder. Prostate cancer is marked by an uncontrolled (malignant) growth of cells in the prostate gland.
Hartford HealthCare’s Jocelyn Maminta talks with Dr. David Ahlborn, a urologist with Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center. They discuss the risks and causes of prostate cancer and the latest advances on screening and treatment, including a recently launched multidisciplinary virtual visit program where patients can meet with all of their doctors together.
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The most recent statistics show as many as 400 reported deaths by suicide of physicians in just one year - and that was before the pandemic. In this special episode, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates explores the topic of wellness amongst healthcare workers during an extraordinary time. Steve’s guests are:
Dr. John Santopietro, Physician-in-Chief at the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network
Dr. Faiqa Cheema, Director of Transplant Infectious & Assistant Director of General Infectious Disease at Hartford Hospital
Dr. Listy Thomas, an Emergency Medicine Specialist, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know needs someone to reach out to call 800.273.8255, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255), or 911 immediately.
Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network is a national leader in the Zero Suicide Initiative.
Dr. Stirling Craig, a plastic surgeon and micro-vascular surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, explores a recent phenomenon of sorts - post-lockdown cosmetic surgery. What’s behind the Zoom Boom, and what to avoid if you’re considering a surgical procedure for yourself.
Learn more about cosmetic surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center
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Surgeon Explains Why More People May Be Undergoing Plastic Surgery
Dr. Eglis Bogdanovics, a Hartford Healthcare Medical Group endocrinologist with the Diabetes Center at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, discusses the different paths taken with managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, some alarming risks of not treating diabetes and the all important access to care.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this episode, be sure to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
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Learn more about Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at hartfordhealthcaremedicalgroup.org
It’s World Breastfeeding Week and in this episode features two experts on the topic. Kara Giroux, a Lactation Consultant and Community Education Coordinator with Hartford HealthCare at Backus Hospital in Willimantic, CT, and Sarah Quadrato a Nurse Educator with Women’s Health Services at Hartford Hospital
World Breastfeeding Week Event at Hartford Hospital
Wednesday, August 4: 11:30am-1pm
Outdoor event | Open to public
More information: [email protected]
Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks with Dr. David Bendor, Clinical Coordinator of the Young Adult Medical Track at Hartford HealthCare’s Institute of Living.
They discuss the challenges faced by youth with a dual diagnosis of behavioral and physical health conditions, and the most effective strategies to manage this unique situation - for both the patient and their families.
The Young Adult Medical Track is taking referrals at 860.545.7008. To learn more and to meet the team, go to InstituteOfLiving.org/YoungAdultMedical
Related topic: When Medical Illness Causes Mental Health Problems in Youths
Dr. Anthony Alessi and his daughter, Dr. Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa are both part of the Sports Neurology Program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. This father daughter team share a passion for boxing and MMA – that is - the fight to make these sports safer and protect the fighters from serious brain injury. They’ll take you ringside and describe what they are looking for in the fighters that might compel them to end the fight.
Check the links below for more compelling stories about the risk of traumatic brain injury in fighters and what is being done to better protect them.
Podcast: MMA Guidance from a Black Belt Physician
Article: Boxing Study Shows The Bigger They Are, The Harder It Is On The Brain
Steve Coates welcomes Dr. Joseph Wagner, Chief of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at Hartford Hospital. This month marks the 20th anniversary of FDA approval for robotic prostatectomy and Dr. Wagner was one of the first in the nation to perform this groundbreaking procedure. He’ll take us back to what that was like for him and for the patient – and he’ll also describe how this technology has changed over the past two decades.
Learn more about Robotic Surgery at Hartford HealthCare's Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks to Dr. Bharat Narapareddy, a neuropsychiatrist at the Institute of Living, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network. He’s also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Dr. Narapareddy is part of a collaborative research team who recently published a study on brain changes in professional fighters based on weight class. He helps us better understand the effect repeated blows to the head have on brain structure and function over time.
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
Dr. Vijay Yanamadala, a neurosurgeon with the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Connecticut, joins us to discuss spine deformities such as scoliosis, advances in spine surgery, and how taking a non-surgical or holistic approach is benefiting so many who are living with a spine deformity or suffering from back or neck pain.
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Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks with Dr. Jeffrey Nestler, Hartford Hospital Chief of Gastroenterology and Medical Co-Director of the Digestive Health Center. They discuss new colonoscopy recommendations, advances made in preventing, detecting and treating colon cancer, the pros and cons of home test kits – and even dreaded colonoscopy prep. Here’s Steve Coates.
For more information or to schedule your screening, go to HartfordHealthCare.org/services and choose Digestive Health.
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.
Learn more about Hartford HealthCare and the COVID-19 vaccine.
In this episode, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates shares a remarkable story of a role reversal of sorts. Professor and student meet again, unexpectedly – as patient and physician - at the height of the pandemic.
You'll also learn about an important alliance between Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering - and the difference it is making in this patient's cancer journey.
In this episode of More Life, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks to Jim Mason, a 67-year-old heart failure patient who was faced with repeat hospitalizations. His cardiologist, Dr. Howard L. Haronian, who saw Mason as the perfect candidate for the outpatient CardioMEMS procedure. It involves implanting a wireless sensor in the pulmonary artery and can significantly reduce heart failure hospital admissions and vastly improve quality of life.
Learn more about the CardioMEMS procedure at Hartford HealthCare
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In this episode of Hartford HealthCare’s More Life podcast, Erin Hallinan, a nurse practitioner in the ICU and chair of the APRN Council at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, shares her professional and personal experiences during the COVID-19 surge.
Hartford HealthCare has treated thousands of COVID-19 patients, many of whom are still struggling with lingering side effects.
For most of us, our routines have changed - and that could be putting us at risk of weight gain. In this episode, Dr. Darren Tishler, director of metabolic and bariatric surgery at Hartford HealthCare, discusses how many Americans are struggling with their weight. Learn about the risks of being overweight associated with covid-19, overall health, social stigma and even that pesky Quarantine 15.
Learn more about surgical and non-surgical weight loss options at WhatWillYouGain.org
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