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A Rare Diagnosis Leads to a Successful Surgery and Recovery

Drew, a 65-year-old man from Connecticut, was diagnosed with a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), which is a rare vascular malformation of the spinal cord that only affects 1 in every 200,000 people. SDAVFs are underdiagnosed because...
7-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Teens and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

E-cigarettes — especially flavored vaping products — are becoming more popular among teens. Vaping can cause serious health issues in teens, including e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), and impaired brain...
6-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Man with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lives to Tell the Tale

John Kaczmarczyk, 58, was unconscious at the bottom of a flight of stairs in his home when his wife and son found him.
31-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sibling Bond Gets Brother with Large Brain Tumor the Best Care

When Gary Colon, 51, of Miami, Florida suddenly had trouble speaking, he called his sister, Becky, of Stratford, Connecticut for help. She urged him to go to an emergency department, where he had tests that revealed a meningioma. This large brain...
24-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Magic” Health Numbers: Physicians Analyze New Research and Offer Advice

Three primary care physicians from Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) analyzed new research about several widely known “magic” health numbers and shared their health and wellness recommendations.
8-Oct-2019 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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World Traveler Is Ready For Next Adventure After Beating Breast Cancer

When Linda Sprick of New Milford, Connecticut, received the news that she had Stage IIA breast cancer, she decided to face her diagnosis head-on and do whatever was necessary to get well. Linda had two lumpectomies at Danbury Hospital, followed...
3-Oct-2019 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NRG Oncology Approves Danbury and Norwalk Hospitals as Primary Sites for Clinical Research

Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital received approval to join NRG Oncology as primary clinical research sites. This means that patients at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital now have expanded access to the latest clinical trials for breast...
28-Aug-2019 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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What You Need to Know About Vaping-Associated Lung Injury

Vaping-associated lung injury is a condition characterized by lung inflammation and damage that can lead to respiratory failure and death. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain, as well as fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Many...
10-Oct-2019 8:15 AM EDT

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